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Pu-erh Tea: Establishing a Branded Identity

Bliss DakeAugust 31st, 2009 by Bliss Dake
Aromatic black pu-erh tea leaves.

Pu-erh tea, a Chinese black tea that undergoes true fermentation (microbial activity involving bacteria), has recently generated buzz in the press. An article titled “Puer Tea: China’s Next Hot Commodity?”  on time.com and blog postings by techie tea enthusiasts like Kevin Rose, founder of digg.com, highlights Puerh tea’s growing appeal among mainstream tea fans.   Rumors even exist that Victoria Beckham, a former Spice Girl, drinks Pu-erh to loose weight.  (more…)

The Mighty Mar-Tea-Nez Cocktail

Shawn RefouaJuly 29th, 2009 by Shawn Refoua
final-marteanez-shot

To most bar goers now, the martini is generic for vodka served up in a cocktail glass, or maybe even some flavored vodka concoction like a chocolotini or Appletini. But that’s not how the martini got its start. In the late 19th century up until at least the 1960s, the martini was a gin drink. (more…)

Green Tea Treats for Summer

Bliss DakeJuly 13th, 2009 by Bliss Dake
green-tea-ice-cream

Ever wonder how green tea ice cream is made or the green tea latte you had at Starbucks?  Matcha is the key ingredient, a tea powder made from premium green tea unique to Japan.  Essential to the celebrated Japanese green tea ceremony, Matcha is well- known for its health benefits and rich, intense taste.  Versatile enough for any season, this tea powder is ideal in summer for making green tea ice cream, iced tea lattes and green tea smoothies. (more…)

Exploring the Health Benefits of Green Tea

Jeremy Warner, MDApril 27th, 2009 by Jeremy Warner, MD
matchagreentea

Green tea, which has been consumed for more than 4,000 years, has been the focus of many health claims. The earliest recorded book extolling the virtues of green tea is the Kissa Yojoki (Book of Tea), which was published in 1191 by a Zen priest, Eisai. The first sentence of the book goes like this: “Tea is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make one’s life more full and complete.” (more…)