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Category: Statistics

Follow the Leader: Tea Bags
October 15, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

In this installment industry leaders where asked: In light of that revealed unusual amounts of microplastics leaching from plastic tea bags  – and the ensuing public discomfort, will you share you view on the role and evolution of tea bags. BACKGROUND Roberta C. Lawson and Mary Molaren of Milwaukee, Wisc., first applied for a patent

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Research Reveals EGCG May Reduce Antibiotic Resistance in Bacterial Infections
October 15, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

Medical researchers in the United Kingdom believe the primary catechin in green tea may help resist “drug-resistant” superbugs. Combining antibiotics with epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in tea increased the drug’s effectiveness in killing harmful bacteria by as much as 31% compared to animals and insects who received the antibiotic alone. Researchers at the published their work

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Tea Bag Manufacturers Respond to Microplastic Particle Study
October 8, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

Glatfelter filter paper selection (Photo credit: Glatfelter) Tea industry suppliers rushed to defend the publicly maligned tea bag following widespread media coverage of a research paper that revealed heat-sealed pyramid bags made of nylon and PET release billions of nanoplastic particles during a five-minute steep. “The levels of nylon and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) particles released

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Concern for Minors and Pregnant Women Leads Instagram to Ban Detox Tea Promotions
October 8, 2019 Standard Dan Bolton

(Photo/Adobe Stock) Detox tea and skinny tea promotions promising “miraculous” weight loss and other unsupported health claims led to an Instagram ban preventing minors from viewing harmful claims. Social media influencers have engaged in a fierce back-and-forth over promoting “detox tea” with one side earning millions for endorsing the controversial blends and their celebrity opponents

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Study Finds Plastic Tea Bags “Shed billions of microscopic particles”
October 8, 2019 Analysis Peter Rixon

Researchers from Canada’s McGill University found that the commonly used teabags were shedding micro- and nano-sized particles of plastic. (Getty Images/Svetlana_Angelus) New research published the last week of September has found that a single plastic teabag releases about 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nanoplastic particles into the water at brewing temperature. Published in the

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Judges Share Insights from the Global Tea Championship
October 8, 2019 Standard Elizabeth Dobos

Danielle Hochstetter, Lydia Kung and Jhanne Jasmine evaluate teas at the Global Tea Championship, Sept. 28, 2019 in Boulder, Colorado (Photo by Elizabeth Dobos) The Global Tea Championship’s Spring Hot (Loose Leaf) Competition took place Sept. 28 in Boulder, Colorado. Judges Lydia Kung, Danielle Hochstetter and Jhanne Jasmine tasted and evaluated 136 teas that were

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First Study to Show Structural Enhancements in Brain Efficiency in Long Term Tea Drinkers
October 7, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

Tea drinking over the long term has a positive effect on brain activity, resulting in more efficient functional and structural connectivity. (Photo/Adobe Stock) Researchers conducting a on brain activity report that those who consume tea at least four times a week showed structural changes in brain regions, an indication of more efficient connections, according to

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Organic Certified Flavors Deadline Fast Approaches
September 24, 2019 Standard Scott Svihula

Scott Svihula, Owner of Hula Consulting At the end of 2018, the National Organic Program (NOP) amended the National List of allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). This new regulation took effect on January 18, 2019, however, the ruling that affects organic flavored teas does not go into effect until December 27, 2019. The new

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Twinings Overtakes PG Tips as UK’s Best-Selling Brand as Black Tea Consumption Slides
September 24, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

(Photo credit: Twinings) Twinings, for the first time in the UK, overtook long-time market leader PG Tips in the 12 months ending in July, according to Nielsen market research, an indication of the continuing national decline of black tea consumption. Black tea remains the favored hot beverage with tea drinkers in 72% of UK households

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Thumbprint Identification Enables Tea Workers in Sierra Leone to Have Bank Accounts
September 24, 2019 Data Dan Bolton

Sierra Leone may be the first country to adopt a national biometric blockchain banking program based solely on fingerprints. (Photo credit: Adobe Stock) Tea workers in Sierra Leone are the first in the world to participate in an online credit system based solely on their fingerprint. Illiteracy prevents tea workers around the globe from completing

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