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This Week In Tea - #1

Meet The Chai Wallahs Of India

This week in tea is a new weekly roundup of all the most interesting tea stories from the week.

 

Spearmint tea a cure for acne?

A new study from the American Academy of Dermatology is suggesting that drinking two cups of tea each day for three months could reduce inflammation of skin upto 51 per cent. A couple of Indian experts have their say on the finding... read article.

Very hot drinks might cause cancer.

It might be a good reason to wait a couple minutes for your tea to cool down. In Western countries, alcohol and tobacco are the main factors behind esophageal cancer. But  researchers who studied citizens in the Iranian northern province of Golestan (who consumer VERY hot tea — 70 degrees Celsius plus), have one of the world's highest rates of esophageal cancer despite smoking and alcohol consumption... read article.

Meet the Chai Wallahs on India.

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of living in India for a couple of months. Everyday I'd consume chai tea like no-where else on this planet. This article brought back the memories. The Wallah life is captured perfectly by photojournalist Resham Gellatly... read article.

Tea tasters tounge is worth £1million

Thats around 2 million New Zealand Dollars. Yes, his tounge is indeed insured for more than both of Rihanna’s legs. Michaelis says he has tasted between 300,000 and 400,000 teas during his career and can recognize hundreds of different flavors and characteristics with his tongue, which allows him to grade any tea in the world in just a few seconds. Too bad he works for Tetley, a tea brand who ultimately produce rubbish tea, but a fascinating look into the life of a professional tea taster in an case... Read Article.

Can tea be used to boost brain power?

Another recent study has shown that compounds found in green tea may enhance brain connectivity and even help treat symptoms of dementia and Down syndrome... Read Article.

 

* Photo courtesy of Zach Marks and Resham Gellatly

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