Why Your Green Tea Should Come From Japan Not China

Green tea plants are known to be especially effective at absorbing lead from the soil, which is then taken up into the plant’s leaves. Areas with excessive industrial pollution, such as China (where nearly 90% of the world’s green tea is produced),may therefore contain substantial amounts of lead. According to the ConsumerLab.com analysis, tea from […]

Is your biodegradable tea bag really biodegradable? I think not.

Written by Michelle Rabin – Founder & Editor-in-Chief at T Ching Many years ago, I designed a new tea bag delivery system. It was aesthetically beautiful, yet simple. My goal was to provide a product that would enable whole-leaf tea drinkers to bring their tea from home to work or out for dinner – at […]

Rooibos to the Rescue

Looking for a nice cup of tea that boosts your health while being caffeine free? Next time you’re out try Rooibos! The title Rooibos tea is actually quite misleading as Rooibos does not come from the camemilla sinensis plant, but instead grows on a bush only found in the Cederberg Mountains of South Africa. When […]

Beautify your body inside & out with Horsetail.

Horsetail, or Shaved Grass as it is more commonly known, is a herb which when infused produces many medicinal properties. Primarily, Horsetail is used as a “fluid retention” for kidney and bladder stones. It also decreases chances of urinary tract infections. But what may intice any skin and body care enthusiasts out there, is horestail’s […]

Nettle – This super herb is calling your name now!

Tibetan Buddhist Saint, sorcerer, sage and poet Milarepa lived from 1052-1135, and is said to have eaten nothing but nettle leaves for much of his adult life. Now, this isn’t a suggestion to disregard that pint of ice cream in your freezer, and live on nettle for the rest of your days, but adding this […]

Health tip: Try your tea with lemon!

Over steep your tea again? Well don’t throw it away! Next time this happens add a little lemon. Not only does lemon cut down the bitterness of overstepped black and green teas, but it boosts your bodies ability to sustain a tea’s catechisms by 80%. A study funded by the National Institutes of Health (article) […]