In today’s world, a food’s health profile seems relatively easy to understand. With a cursory glance at the label on a box of Oreos, you’ll not only discover it contains sugar, number one, but also artificial flavor and just 2 percent of calcium, despite all that rich cream in the middle; along with all those other things you didn’t want to read aloud to your conscience, like 60 calories from fat in just a few bites. In today’s world, unfortunately, you need the black and white stats.

But when you break a food apart to each ingredient, compound and chemical, piece-by-piece, how do you really know which is better for you?

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by     Healthy Tea      0 Comments  views (3720)

chinese medicine

From a Westerner's point of view, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is old fashioned and perhaps even obsolete. The methods are usually different from Western Medicine and can often seem like they come from fantasy novels. A closer look, however, can show someone with an open mind that some of the practices make a certain amount of sense.

A little tea shop in China

Posted by     Tea Journey | Tea Trips      0 Comments  views (1926)

As an introduction to myself, being a new writer to this blog, I would like to write about one of my favorite memories involving tea. In 2006, I was living near Guilin, China as a volunteer English teacher at a boarding school outside the city. The other teachers and I would often spend our weekends in either Guilin or the amazing nearby town of Yanghuo. This particular occasion we were in Guilin, Yangshuo is a story for another day.

chinese tea

Guilin and the surrounding areas are a popular destination for vacationers, both Chinese and foreigners alike. The countryside is among the most beautiful in the world. (See picture)

Green Tea Chocolate Truffles

Posted by     Tea Recipes      0 Comments  views (2976)

At heart, I’m a chocolate lover. Since I’ve gotten older, my only change in vice, for sometimes it can reach unhealthy proportions, has been to move onto the dark side. If I had a chocolate number, 85% would be it.

However, sometimes you just want a little variety with your cacao. I’ve tried nuts; I love chunks of almonds swirled in. Espresso flavored bars are good too. But after investigating on the web, I realized I had been missing out on something pretty big—tea & chocolate.

Jasmine Tea Chicken Soup

Posted by     Tea Recipes      0 Comments  views (2446)


1/4 cup finely diced carrots

1/4 cup fresh or frozen green peas or thinly sliced snow peas

2 tablespoons finely diced celery

1 cup water

1 ounce enoki mushroom stems trimmed to 1 inch from the head

8 ounces cooked chicken breast, diced (about 2 cups)

Salt to taste

Freshly ground white pepper to taste....

Showing 210 to 215 of 293 (43 Pages)