All over the world, people enjoy teatime. In Japan, however, taking tea with guests can mean considerably more than a relaxing break to the day. The traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony is an elaborate and very grand affair. The Japanese tea ceremony is more like a sacred ritual than a friendly gathering. Each aspect of…Read more
Ginseng – is this your cuppa tea?
Ginseng is a plant with a very important role in traditional Chinese medicine. They believe that it relieves stress, improves circulation, increases quality of life, cures flu, cures impotence, and even that it can stop cancer. Like many traditional remedies, it has been claimed to be a cure for almost everything. Obviously, scientists are…Read more
Coffee the Beverage That History Loves
Around the time of A.D 850 legend has it that a lone shepherd and his flock happened upon a strange new plant that was growing upon the slopes of lonely hillside. Before the shepherd could intervene some of his herd had started to chomp away at this newly discovered delicacy. After about a quarter…Read more
Can Coffee Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. The cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity and lack…Read more