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Imperial Tea Court Newsletter 1/2013

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Drinking Green Tea During Pregnancy May Lead to Neural Tube Defects in Developing Embryo

Drinking Green Tea During Pregnancy May Lead to Neural Tube Defects in Developing Embryo | Tea Talk | Scoop.it
Across fertility forums green tea has been popularized as a way to increase cervical mucous, as well as a coffee substitute, due to its lower caffeine content.
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Love green tea and are pregnant?  Green tea in moderation for pregnant women is good for fetal cervical mucous, but make sure you do not drink too much, particullarly in thr first 30-45 days of pregnancy.

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Green tea eases stress and fatigue from overworking

Green tea eases stress and fatigue from overworking | Tea Talk | Scoop.it
Green tea eases stress and fatigue from overworking
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Stress much? We can help!

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Really?: Adding Milk to Tea Destroys its Antioxidants

Researchers have been surprised to find that adding milk may strip tea of some of its beneficial effects.
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Interesting fact for those of you who love milk in your teas.  

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Does reading tea leaves foretell the future of climate change?

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Scary stuff. Every generation should be able to enjoy what we do.

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Wine opinion: fermenting a friendship

Wine opinion: fermenting a friendship | Tea Talk | Scoop.it
Two terraces - one where rows of tea trees grow on Mount Jingmai in Yunnan province, the other in the wine-producing region of Saint-Emilion near Bordeaux, France. About 8,700 kilometres apart, the regions have embarked upon a relationship...
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Nothing like some amazingly well aged Puerh.  You haven't lived until you've had some. 

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More turn to tea as benefits become known

More turn to tea as benefits become known | Tea Talk | Scoop.it
Worldwide, tea is the second-most-popular drink, after water. But in this coffee-crazed nation, it's long been a subordinate brew. Until now. Tea's popularity is growing across America.
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Do you need any more reason to ditch coffee and join the American tea revolution? 

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Cut Blood Sugar Spikes With Green Tea

Cut Blood Sugar Spikes With Green Tea | Tea Talk | Scoop.it

Green tea contains compounds called catechins; the most potent of which is EGCG (for epigallocatechin gallate), which is shown to reduce blood sugar spikes.

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Another reason to drink your daily cup of green tea, particularly for those who have blood sugar issues.

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Straining to Savor the Tea of Emperors

Straining to Savor the Tea of Emperors | Tea Talk | Scoop.it
Spurred on by marketing that exalts perceived health benefits, more consumers are now seeking out white teas, despite, or maybe because of, their high price.
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The truth comes out, maybe spuriing a white tea fad?

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Darjeeling Tea Growers Get Protection From E.U.

Darjeeling Tea Growers Get Protection From E.U. | Tea Talk | Scoop.it
The European Union agreed this year to phase out the use of “Darjeeling” on blended teas, making tea growers in the real Darjeeling happy.
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Protecting the name of Darjeeling tea from wannabe growers!

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Health Benefits of Green Tea: New Study Shows Lemon Adds More Than Just Flavor

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Great cancer fighting properties! 

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