Category Archive: Health

Health-related articles and posts.

Apr 07 2010

Get More Power From Your Nap

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We say it as much for ourselves as we do for our kids: “nap time.”  Theories abound as to the best way to nap, but honestly most people have never looked into the science behind the ritual.  A deeper understanding of the short sleep we call a nap can help us to benefit much better …

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Mar 08 2010

[Colors of Tea] The Red/Herbal

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Red tea is technically an herbal tea – which is a broad category and one that is quickly gaining in popularity alongside green and white teas.  With its wide range of flavors and profiles and its complete lack of caffeine, herbal tea is an ideal offering for large (and often picky) groups of people.  Red …

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Mar 07 2010

[Colors of Tea] The Black

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But soft! What tea in yonder cup darkly brews?  It is the West, and the tea is a black!  While greens and oolongs rule the East, the West has been dominated by strong, sweet, and fragrant black teas since the 19th century.  In fact, black tea currently accounts for over ninety percent of all tea …

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Mar 06 2010

[Colors of Tea] The Oolong

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The name, “oolong,” to me is just as scary as it is intriguing.  And rightfully so – it means “black dragon.”  Neither as sweet as black tea nor as grassy as green, oolong is brewed to be bold and bitter, but it is one of the most popular teas served at Chinese restaurants.  Oolong tea, …

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Mar 05 2010

[Colors of Tea] The White

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White tea will always have a special place in my memory.  Imagine my surprise when I pulled the tea bag out of the box to find it was shaped like a pyramid!  Not to mention that it tasted sublime.  With its lightly sweet, delicate profile, white tea is the perfect compliment to many fruit flavors.  …

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Mar 04 2010

[Colors of Tea] The Green

I’ll be honest: while I’ve always loved tea, my introduction to the green variety came in the form of the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino.  As a barista, I made these grassy-sweet milkshakes all day – and never liked it!  Now I drink four hot cups a day between dinner and bed.  Here’s the lowdown on …

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Mar 03 2010

The [Colors of Tea] Series

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If you’re anything like me, you know somewhere in the back of your head that tea is healthy for you. The mention of tea evokes vague thoughts of “antioxidants” and “caffeine.” But where does it come from, what’s in it, and how do all the colors of tea relate?     The Green – The …

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