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White Tea and Green Tea for the Brain

Personally, I like my iced Sencha for lunch to help me stay awake during the afternoon.  I have the caffeine in it to thank because I don’t like when coffee makes me crash.

As for other people, green tea helps them concentrate.


Many Chinese and Japanese drink tea to keep their mind sharp and their bodies in good health.

Some even drink tea leisurely for the taste.  But to those not aware, there are already studies done by scientist that poit to tea being a drink that can delay the degeneration of our brains.

Green Tea

Recent medical studies have shown that tea is good for the mind.  An indicative research suggests that it may help ward off age-related degenerative brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease when green or black tea is drunk regularly. “We looked at the protective effects of two tea extracts and their main constituents, called catechins, on dying nerve cells,” says Dr Remi Quirion of the Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction. “Our findings showed that… both black and green tea extracts and catechins strongly blocked [the] death of neurons.” 1 (source European Journal of Neuroscience September 21, 2005, 25(38):8807-8814)

Another study investigating potential alternative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease have compared tea’s effects with coffee and found in laboratory test indications that green and black tea could be good for your memory by inhibiting the activity of certain enzymes in the brain associated with memory [loss]. “Although there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, tea could potentially be another weapon in the armoury which is used to treat this disease and slow down its development,” said the lead researcher Dr. Ed Okello, from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. 2 (source Academic journal Phytotherapy Research . October 24, 2004, 18 624-627

In these cases, the tea used may have been the more popular black and green tea but we should not forget that white tea, rooibos and puerh also come from the same Camellia sinensis plant.

White Tea, being the least processed could even be more potent in saving our brains

Moreover, white tea, being the least processed, is believed to be the best source of catechins, with green tea coming close. The oxidation / fermentation process, which has given black tea its unique taste, reduces the effectiveness of catechins in tea.

So now you have another reason to top up your cup with some more tea – to keep your mental faculties stay well tuned.

 taken from previous article Tea: Brain Drink by Salina Hainzl

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Sore Throat Remedies Using Tea

We now want to give you choices of tea that can help our customers from worse respiratory infections by sharing with you what they can use as sore throat rememdies that may just be sitting in their pantries already.

If teas best during the cold season was what you planned to search, we have already shared them with you in a previous article.

Click here to read Preparing For The Season of Autumn Teas

Change of seasons and changes of temperature in our environment causes our bodies to be more sensitive to illnesses and infections.

Sore throat is very common.  If not cared after and cured, it can develop to respiratory infections (ie. flu, coughing, bronchitis, asthma, etc).  This is why a lot of people reach for sore throat remedies to dodge the worst.

Here are teas that help cure sore throat.


It is a great germ killer to “cleanse” your body including your throat.

An Asian culinary gem, you can also have ginger drink to warm you up and alleviate some of the effects of the change in environment going into the colder season.


If you fancy a recipe using a tea that

This appropriately-named tea recipe is for you

throat-sootherThroat Soother recipe

Osmanthus was regarded as an imperial herb in ancient Chinese cooking. It is very fragrant even when a small portion is used. Filtered infusion works well in desserts. Good for sore throat and scratchy voice.

Makes 1 cup

  • 1 slice of lemon Honey to taste
  • 1 tsp Osmanthus
  • 1 cup boiling water


  1. Place all ingredients in a cup.
  2. Add hot boiling water and stir.

This is really easy to make and very good for the throat.

It makes a good refreshing morning cup too.


Diva is a minty herbal infusion with a mix of throat soothing herbs such as licorice and osmanthus.  Lightly floral and refreshingly lemony.
Diva is a great soothing cup for the throat.

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Tea for Skin: 10 Teas You Didn’t Know Help

Change of weather and climate can sometimes tip our bodies off balance.  Our major organ that can opbviously show this is our skin.

We want to give you a rundown of ten tea for skin that we can offer to our customers who want to fix certain skin problems.

They work in different ways so we also provided the benefits in drinking them.

Yerba Mate
Yerba Mate

Yerba Mate – (herbal tea) have your fatigue-fixer-upper in this unique herbal tea.  Among its many vitamins and minerals, this tea for skin contains Vitamin B which helps keep moisture in and irritants out.

Chamomile – (floral herbal tea) this is now slowly gaining popularity as an ingredient in some face products because of its effects on calming redness in skin.  This is also great for sensitive skin.


Rooibos – (herbal tea) help your skin fight inflammations such as acne and irritations with the flavonoids in this tea.

Lush – (green tea blend) green tea for skin products is very popular now, as a cleanser, lotion, and etc.  This tea blend is based on an ancient Chinese recipe for helping skin bloatedness and acne.

Organic Peppermint Tea
Organic Peppermint Tea

Peppermint – (herbal tea) is cooling tea that can also be a great tea for skin that can normalize skin oiliness or dryness by helping new skin cells grow.

Claritywhite tea have more antioxidants compared to green tea therefore doing a better job in circulation and eventually removal of toxin in the body.

Jasmine Teas – (floral herbal tea) fight effects of aging and abnormal oil production through normalizing your hormones by sipping this tea.


Beautiful Green Tea

Beautiful – (green tea blend) the green tea itself that is in this tea blend is rich in antioxidants, however, it was made better by the natural skin-cleansing honeysuckle mixed in this.

Empress Garden – (green tea blend) another antioxidant-rich green tea made even better by blending rose buds, which tone skin, and jasmine that normalizes hormones.

Read about Empress Garden and how it was blended as a tea

Marigold (aka Calendula) – (floral herbal tea) apart from benefits tea can offer to our skin, we also have a skin healing tea. Marigold can relieve sunburn and heal dry eczema.




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Tea-Infused Porridge Recipe Perfect For Autumn

Mung Bean Porridge with Ginger Kiss Syrup recipe

Hot food is lovely during autumn.  Luckily we have a porridge recipe among many cooking recipes with tea from

We thought you would appreciate this unique porridge recipe you can offer, serve or share to your customers to help them warm up their bodies in this cold season.

Mung Bean, which is the main ingredient, has natural abilities to help one adjust to low temparatures while the ginger, lemongrass and hibiscus will help boost your immune system and vitamin C reserves to fight off potential opportunistic illnesses.

This porridge is based on a traditional Chinese recipe for “sweet soup” with an added touch of spice from the antiseptic ginger, so expect this to please many palates.

mung-bean-porridge-gingerMung Bean Porridge with Ginger Kiss Syrup [serves 2-3]

Mung Bean Porridge ingredients

  • 1 cup Dried Mung Bean*
  • barley (optional)
  • 4 cups water
  • Chinese Rock Sugar* or Castor sugar slightly less sweet to taste
  1. Wash Mung Bean and barley to clear impurities.
  2. Pour in a pot with 4 cups of water and sugar.  Put the lid on and bring to a boil.
  3. Then with the lid slightly ajar, keep boiling until the skin of the beans break open and come off the bean (and the barley is nice and soft).  The beans should be very soft.
  4. Keep stirring and adding water if necessary continuously for about 20 minutes or more.
  5. When the porridge is done, set aside off the heat and let it cool a little bit while preparing the syrup.

Ginger Kiss Syrup ingredients

  1. Create a concentrated herbal infusion by placing Ginger, Hibiscus and Lemongrass in a teapot and pour in 3Tbsp boiling water.  Infuse for 3 minutes.
  2. Strain out the herbs so you would be left with the liquid infusion only.
  3. Combine the infusion with honey and mix.  Set aside.

To serve, scoop 1 cup of the warm mung bean porridge into an individual bowl, then drizzle the lovely Ginger Kiss syrup on top.

* Mung Bean and Rock Sugar can be found in Chinese supermarkets. Mung Bean is also called Green Bean. You can substitute it with Red Bean / Azuki Bean.

We wanted to share this recipe so your customers can also discover the lovely food we can make using tea.

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Sell Tea On Mothers Day – ft. Thinking of You Tea

Mesmerizing fragrance to touch the body and soul, Thinking of you is created with gratitude of everything mothers in the world have done to make the world a better place! Soothing soft touches from floral tones, this green tea is mixed with a hint of black tea for the mums on the go.
Mesmerizing fragrance to touch the body and soul, Thinking of you is created with gratitude of everything mothers in the world have done to make the world a better place! Soothing soft touches from floral tones, this green tea is mixed with a hint of black tea for the mums on the go.

Do you sell tea and think you should expand your tea range?

Want to create a more variety of tea to add choices for your customers?

We have blended a tea specifically for Mothers’ Day and since the special day is fast-approaching, we thought you would like to see a tea concept brought to life.

You can make a limited release or special edition tea.  This will help you test a batch and check if the product concept works.  If it does fly off the shelf, you can then create more of your special tea blend.

Watch the video as we highlight “Thinking of You“, a special Mothers’ Day special tea.

VIDEO: Sell Tea – Thinking Of You

We can help you sell tea by creating your special blend of tea, package it and label it for you thru our Private Label Tea service.

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Marshmallow Flowers Among Teas Women Love

Here are five flower teas that we want to feature and share with you.

We chose these for best timing for upcoming Mother’s Day.

Let’s celebrate with our customers to honour the women in our lives with Rose Buds, Chamomile, Hibiscus, Marshmallow Flowers (featured), and Ballerina.

Rose Buds
Rose Buds

Rose Buds

Superb remedy for being under the weather this rose bud infusion also makes a great night cuppa.
Rose has been widely consumed in Asia as the woman’s drink for its female wellbeing properties.
The Vitamin C content makes Rose great for skin toning niggly throats and the common cold.  A popular infusion that tastes great with a little drizzle of honey.


Great as a before-bed cuppa for adults and children. It may help to calm the nerves and sooth the eczematic body.

Traditional use for chamomile includes relaxing common cold digestive system complaints menstrual cramps nervousness and sleeplessness.

Besides a good night cup for kids Chamomile is also great for kids’ mild cough and babies’ teething discomfort.



Hibiscus is a great summer beverage hot or iced. Rich in Vitamin C and flavonoids, the beautiful Hibiscus ruby colour infusion may help the appetite to return and fight against cold and flu.

Traditionally Hibiscus (also known as Rozelle / Rosella / Karkarde) is also used for relieving skin complaints when applying the infusion topically and drunk for lowering blood pressure.

A recent radio interview in Australia suggests hibiscus may help relieving arthritis.

Marshmallow Flowers
Marshmallow Flowers

Marshmallow Flowers

Since ancient Roman time marshmallow (Malva Sylvestris mallow flower) has been used as food and medicine.

Historically it has been used as an anti-flammatory for coughs or other irritations of the mouth and the throat. Some cosmetic company use it in facial cream as it is properted to relieve dry facial skin.
Marshmallow flowers have a magical blue infusion is very light in taste. Add lemon juice and it will turn pink!

Ballerina *WILDCARD*

Simply drop the Ballerina bouquet tea ball into a jug or teapot add boiling water slowly and watch it open into a bloom of white tea leaves carefully hand strung with flowers.
With the wonderful fragrance and taste accompanied with the goodness of tea each ball serves 6–10 cups.
This tea ball is individually packed in lightly vacuum bag to keep its freshness and delicate red flower at the top.
White tea is known for its rarity and superb health benefits.
If you like Jasmine Green Tea this tea is for you – or as a little gift for someone special!
Many tea balls in the market is made of green tea but this one is made of white tea leaves.

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