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How Drinking Tea After Smoking May Lower Oxidative Stress

How Drinking Tea After Smoking May Lower Oxidative Stress

Smoking has been long known to be one of the reasons for oxidative stress. Bargain E-Juice recommends that It does it by bringing free radicals to your body. The same idea applies to vaping, even though it occurs at a lower rate.
What is oxidative stress?
As the number of antioxidants in our bodies drops and the level of reactive radicals rises, oxidative stress happens. Oxidative stress has also been related to degenerative diseases, in addition to cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is why we need to minimize the level of oxidative stress.
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Global Tea Consumption Increased in 2020

Global Tea Consumption Increased in 2020

The pandemic outbreak has lead to changes in consumers’ behavior, and this is no exception for tea consumption. Declines in food services have caused an increase in global tea consumption by 1.5%, according to EIU.
In Britain, for example, cafes and tea shops experienced a 37.7% drop in their sales while the retail sales for the hot beverage category including tea and hot chocolate experienced a 7.1% increase in 2020.
Consumers were mostly looking for traditional blends with Yorkshire reigning in the top seller position with 14.5% sales growth. This was followed by Twinings and Tetley with 3.4% and 2.2% sales growth.

India Tea E-Auction Still A Mess

India Tea E-Auction Still A Mess

FAITTA, India’s professional tea traders association, asked the nation’s tea board in January 2021 to evaluate the digital auction process thoroughly. FAITTA members believe that even after five years of running, the system is still failing to create a fair bidding experience for the traders.

Viren Shah, a member of FAITTA, claimed that the bidding process can lead to an unnecessary hike in tea prices that can cause a skew in price norms. Shal also said that the knockdown mechanism in the bidding process can also affect traders’ participation in the long run. Consequently, this will be counterproductive to the Tea Board’s original intention.

The auction prices for tea increased by 31% in 2020. However, this was not caused by the working bidding mechanism. It was due to a shortage in tea production rate and issues in the ground distribution processes. Currently, no one is sure about the exact reason behind the production shortage. In 2020 alone, India’s tea production dropped by 18.2%.

Kenya Prolonged Drought Lead to Tea Production Decrease

Kenya Prolonged Drought Lead to Tea Production Decrease

The prolonged drought that hit Kenya this year has caused a decrease in yields for tea farmers across the country. According to tea makers in the country, the tea leaf processing facilities only produces half the usual production capacity.
The drought has also lead to a decrease in the number of workers working in the farms and processing facilities. Farmers said that they are only able to employ half of the normal amount of tea pickers for this harvest season.
Experts said that the short tea supply may cause a price increase for Kenyan tea. On the other hand, Indian tea farmers and makers have taken advantage of this drought…

Oolong Tea: How to Brew It Properly

Oolong Tea: How to Brew It Properly

Have you tried brewing Oolong tea but the flavor didn’t come out like what you read on the internet or in magazines? Well, maybe you brewed it the wrong way.
First things first, you should never directly steep Oolong tea in water. You need to rinse it first with hot water. It is important to prepare your tea leaves. You also need to prepare the teapot by filling it with hot water and then you rinse the water out of the pot.
Then you can throw your tea leaves into the teapot. Add a tablespoon of tea leaves for every cup of water. Steep your tea for 1 to 3 minutes and then serve it. Besides, a high-grade Oolong tea can be …

How to Make a Tea Blend for Your Wedding Day

How to Make a Tea Blend for Your Wedding Day

Having a special tea blend for your wedding can be a great way to add a memorable personal touch to your big day. Even though there are tea brands out there that provide pre-packaged wedding tea blends, creating your own blend can be a great idea.

Just like blending any other tea blend, you should start with a flavor base. For a wedding tea blend, start with a light tea flavor base such as green tea or white tea.

Once you have created the tea flavor base, the next step is to add other ingredients. You can try adding spices and dried flowers to give your tea a little kick and floral flavor notes in the background. However, the most important thing here is to make your tea light while keeping the rich flavor profiles.

Green Tea: The Origin of Tea

Green Tea: The Origin of Tea

Green tea is the oldest of the tea family. To make green tea, makers will either throw the freshly picked leaves into a wok to be stir-fried or a giant steamer. It is believed to have a high amount of antioxidants and mainly comes from China, Taiwan, and Japan. Below are some green tea varieties:
Gunpowder
This tea is very popular among tea lovers in America and Africa. It is presented as small hand-rolled green tea balls.
Sencha
This tea originally comes from Japan. But, as the global demand increases, Chinese tea makers are also producing it now. When steeped, it produces grassy golden-yellow liquor.