AVEIRO, Portugal — Medical advances get the biggest headlines but scientists worldwide are also exploring the chemistry, metabolomics and advancing the technology of tea production. Last week more than 200 scientists, physicians, nutritionists and food technologists from 37 countries gathered at the in Portugal for the 3rd International Congress on Cocoa Coffee and Tea 2015 (CoCoTea).
This spring, the journal The Gerontologist released a new study suggesting that drinking chamomile tea could reduce mortality in older women. The study was conducted by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and it involved 1,677 men and women of Mexican origin over the age of 65. The participants were from five states: