For the Love of a Celadon Tea Set

When last we traveled to Vietnam, I fell deeply in love with a tea set. My husband recognizes and has come to terms with this affair of the heart — after all, he is served delicious tea in said set.

It all began with a typhoon.

Our visit to Vietnam in November, 2013 […]

A Moment of Appreciation

I’ve taken my computer with me on the deck, settled myself into a nice sunny spot with a pot of dragonswell tea, and then I noticed the sound. Sure, there are many sounds happening simultaneously, yet, when I block out the traffic passing and the sounds of the kindergarteners playing next door, I hear nature. […]

Green Tea: Antioxidants and Absorption

A new study in the Nutrition journal published on January 18, 2010, showed that green tea’s antioxidant catechins are readily absorbed by our bodies. This is great news! First, a little science…

Catechins are plant-based compounds that are highly antioxidant. Antioxidants are food-based nutrients that naturally prevent or slow the damage that oxygen causes over […]

Green Tea: A Possible Layer of Protection from Lung Cancer

Some of the best medical studies of the effects of green tea are coming out of Asia. This past week, a Taiwanese study** showed that tea drinkers were five times less likely to have lung cancer.

So what does this mean for smokers? The study of 510 people indicated that simply drinking one cup […]

Green Tea & Exercise Turn Breast Cancer Blues to Pink

The smell and taste of green tea make me happy. It’s a very simple and very real truth. Still, it’s not a very scientific, is it? I’ve mentioned before the studies on how drinking green tea may lessen the likelihood of depression (my article) and now there is another study from Dr. Siao Ou Shu […]