Author: Katrina Avila Munichiello

Author: Katrina Avila Munichiello

Tea May Lower Risk of Cardiac Events
March 14, 2016 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

New research from a study of more than 6,200 people suggests that even one cup of tea daily can reduce the risk of some cardiac events. When compared to people who never drank tea, daily tea consumers had lower risk of cardiac arrest, stroke, heart attack and death by other cardiovascular causes by 35%. Their

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#DrinkTea
March 7, 2016 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

Here in the midst of the 2010s, one must acknowledge that social media now has its full reach into our business culture. Whether we are participating or not, our customers are reviewing businesses online, sharing recommendations with friends on Facebook, looking for customer support on Twitter and posting images of their favorite experiences on Instagram.

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Local Tea Festivals Fill the Calendar
February 23, 2016 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

There is a special beauty in a local tea festival. One gets to enjoy the intimacy of a smaller venue. Vendors who may not have the resources to hit a national show can get their products in front of audiences. Local styles and tastes are matched and it can be a time to share a

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Working With Tea Bloggers
February 15, 2016 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

For nearly a decade, there have been tea blogs emerging in various forms. In the early Wild West days of blogging, individual writers penned blogs that covered a vast array of topics, from Tea 101 to reviews to drinking habits. Over time, as more blogs established themselves, there was greater specialization and bloggers developed a

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Today is National Hot Tea Day
January 11, 2016 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

The Tea Council of the U.S.A. has announced the celebration of National Hot Tea Day for January 12, 2016. Tea fans are asked to honor tea as a special beverage in their lives. The day comes in the middle of what has already been recognized as National Hot Tea Month. Peter Goggi, the president of

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Tea for Stronger Teeth?
December 7, 2015 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

Public health nutritionist Dr. Carrie Ruxton and her colleague T.J. Bond were aware of the potential dental benefits of tea consumption, but could the fluoride in tea exceed the amounts recommended by UK health agencies? Ruxton and Bond considered 49 teabags in all including less expensive grocery store brands, those promoted as specialty teas and

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A Longer Life with Tea
July 20, 2015 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

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.

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Could Chamomile Reduce Mortality in Women?
June 14, 2015 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

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:

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Tea Blogging Takes Stage at WTE
May 18, 2015 Industry News Katrina Avila Munichiello

Eight years ago when I started there were a small number of us out there, sharing our thoughts on and knowledge about tea, reviewing products and hoping to find a community of people who were equally enthusiastic about tea. Tea Bloggers Roundtable – an affiliate program at this year’s WTE In the years that followed,

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Respected Tea Entrepreneuer, Steven Smith, Dies at 65
March 24, 2015 Data Katrina Avila Munichiello

Steven Smith is responsible for some of the best known brands in American tea, having founded both Stash and Tazo Tea. Most recently he has owned and operated with his wife Kim DeMent. A consummate professional, he has traveled the world seeking the finest teas. He developed more than 60 proprietary blends for Tazo. The

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