LAS VEGAS, Nev. The International Specialty Tea Association (ISTA) hosted its inaugural awards program June 16 with a spectacular seven-course gourmet tea pairing at the Alize Restaurant on the 56th floor of the Palms Hotel & Casino. Austin Hodge with ISTA Award winner Kevin Gascoyne. Emcee Barbara Fairchild holding the award at right. Founder Austin
By Stephenie Overman U.K. researchers have developed a topical cream that contains green tea catechins to prevent stretch marks from developing. Science of Skin Ltd.’s Solution for Stretch Marks cream Dr. Douglas McGeorge, a cosmetic surgeon, and Ardeskir Bayat, an academic skin biologist, published the results of their test in the Archives of Dermatological Research.
Tea Journey became the third most funded of 1,098 periodicals in Kickstarter history last week. The Canada-based digital magazine for tea enthusiasts exceeded its campaign goal of $CDN125,000 ($US100,000) by $3,000 just before the June 1 deadline. Since April, the publication has garnered donations from 564 charter subscribers in 35 countries. Annual subscriptions sell for