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Smoked Chicken Salad with Black Tea Dressing Recipe

Smoked Chicken Salad with Black Tea Dressing Recipe

Black tea is not only a popular beverage, but it can at the same time be used to make excellent salad dressings! For this smoked chicken salad you need the following ingredients: 225 gram smoked chicken 115 grams of raisins 2 small pears 100 gram […]

Green Tea and Black Tea Caffeine

Green Tea and Black Tea Caffeine

When it comes to comparing tea with coffee or comparing different tea categories, the most discussed topic is caffeine content. While it’s safe to assume that any tea should have significantly less caffeine than coffee, this is more difficult for caffeine levels between tea types. […]

Clean Your Windows With Black Tea

Clean Your Windows With Black Tea

Tea doesn’t have to just be for drinking, it can help you around the house as well. It can help get rid of bad odors, help the puffyness under your eyes, and as cited in this article, can be used to clean your windows. It makes a streak free shine that is non-toxic and in a way that can’t hurt the environment or anyone you care about.

To do this, you use black tea. The blogger on Networx brewed the tea for an hour to get all of the tannins out, around a cup, then transferred it to a spray bottle and cleaned windows and mirrors with it.  Below is the picture of the results, the left hand cleaned by tea, the right by plain water:

Clean Your Windows With Black Tea

There are less streaks and it is a crystal clear window. The writer also advised using old newspaper to clean windows – apparently it has less streaks and you can recycle it afterwards.

So that’s definitely something to try in terms of tea. Maybe one Sunday, with particularly dirty windows, armed with your old newspaper and the rest of that pot of black tea, you can make your windows shine. It sure is one way to make your tea drinking super sustainable.

The Ten Commandments of Breakfast Tea

The Ten Commandments of Breakfast Tea

Sometimes in the mornings you just need a good hearty cup of breakfast tea. It’s warm, delicious, and a great way to pick you up and start your day right. It’s clearer than coffee and makes you better than that can of diet coke. There […]

A Guide To Medicinal Teas

A Guide To Medicinal Teas

There comes a time when you just need to step away from Web MD or google searching the symptoms to rare diseases. If you’re feeling bad, the best thing for you could be to just settle down with a cup of tea. It could help […]

Black Tea Health Benefits Overview

Black Tea Health Benefits Overview

We are happy to announce that Teasenz has published a summary of major black tea studies on black health benefits. In summary black tea is found to be beneficial in the following ways:

– improve cardiovascular health (heart)
– weight (obesity)
– cancer prevention
– diabetes prevention
– antibacterial effects
– improve work performance and alertness

If you are interested in other tea information also feel free to visit our tea info page.

Eight Reasons to Drink Tea

Eight Reasons to Drink Tea

More and more studies are coming out every day about the health benefits of tea. Green, Black, White, Oolong, or Herbal – the brewed stuff can really help your health. Nutritionist Patricia Bannan of Zeenews.com offers Eight Reasons to Drink Tea: 1. Prevents Cavities – Tea […]

Black Tea can Lower Blood Pressure Variation at Night

Black Tea can Lower Blood Pressure Variation at Night

According to a new study, Black Tea can lower blood pressure variation at Night.  In this study researchers randomly assigned 11 individuals with systolic blood pressure of 115-150 millimeters of mercury to drink three cups daily of black tea or a caffeine-containing flavonoid-free control drink for […]

Black Tea Output is Up Globally

Black Tea Output is Up Globally

Black Tea Output is up Globally

Tea has been doing well for itself these days, not only in health but in commerce. Recent reports have found that black tea output is up globally. Global black tea production during January-February this year increased by 7.13 million kg  to 113.62 mkg compared with the same period a year ago. Output in Malawi and Indonesia indicates a drop over last year. Malawi’s February output dropped by 2.20 million kg  to dip to 5.10 mkg. Indonesia’s output dropped marginally by 0.30 mkg to total 4.30 mkg.

Uganda is the other country reporting 2.16 mkg loss with production dipping to 2.97 mkg. All other nations are reporting an increase in production. At this point, Kenya tops the world black tea production table at 45.39 mkg followed by Sri Lanka 23.20 mkg

North India production will pick up only after April when winter ends. For the present, India ranks third in global production chart at 21.77 mkg (18.89 mkg). Of this, South Indian output accounts for 19.11 mkg and North Indian, 2.66 mkg.

The fact that black tea output is up globally means that more and more people are brewing and drinking the stuff. The more people are producing to sell, the more people are expected to buy. Whether it is all the health discoveries, the growing popularity, or even that black tea just tastes good – black tea is output is up globally and up in people’s teacups.

Reasons to Drink Chai Tea

Reasons to Drink Chai Tea

Chai tea isn’t the type of tea you typically drink for health reasons. Health is on few peoples top ten lists of reasons to drink chai tea. It is a rich and creamy, but also spicy tea that can warm you up to every pore […]