Last month World Tea News reported on a and longevity. Now the Journal of Clinical Nutrition may have similarly good news for drinkers of Camellia sinensis. This study, conducted by researchers in Australia, combed through health records from the Western Australia Data Linkage System for a group of 1,063 women over the age of 75.
Annually the Taiwan Tea Institute offers a tour of Taiwan’s specialty oolong tea districts. The tour is led by Thomas Shu, a tea expert and retailer who is Taiwan’s Tea Ambassador. Visits this year include travels to Wenshan district, the source of Pouchong tea; Alishan and Lishan mountain in the LinSi district where Jade oolong
Imports of USDA certified organic tea continue to climb with brands including Adagio Tea, Republic of Tea, Mighty Leaf, Celestial Seasons, Rishi Organic Tea, DAVIDsTEA, Teavana and Choice Organic Teas (all offering USDA Certified Organic tea) reporting strong sales. Honest Tea, which bottles organic ready-to-drink tea, now sells 100 million bottles of tea a year.