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 Crazy For Tea : Tea Happenings Home : April 2007

April 3, 2007 23:27 - Why You Should Brew Your Own Tea Instead Of Buying Bottles Of It

As you already know, i'm not a fan of any major corporation of any kind. Well, about 99% of them I'm against at least.

I'm against them because all they care about is the bottom line- AKA, the money. They don't care that they're effectively duping customers into buying products that they're not even aware they were lied to about.

For example, green tea made by some of the big manufacturers is marketed as a "health-drink". Ha! Nothing could be further than the truth!

When you buy green tea, you're effectively buying flavored sugar water with a little green tea extract in their for some good measure. However, the antioxidants it claims to carry is nothing like the real antioxidants you get when you brew your own tea.

In a study done at Oregon State University, they showed that freshly brewed green or black tea contains anywhere from 10-100 times the amount of antioxidants than the bottled teas contain.

That goes to show you something about what companies are telling you, and the truth.

Drink Up,

Jeremy

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April 9, 2007 10:49 - A new website!

Hello all,

I just wanted to let you know that I'm going to be developing a new website in the coming month and years. The website address will be www.theroadtoperfection.com so you can go ahead and bookmark that now.

It's going to be what's called a weblog, which in short is a blog that's its own website. A great example is www.stevepavlina.com, which is one of my favorites.

Anyway, it's going to be focused on creating a better life for yourself, whether it's physically, mentally, spiritually, financially, or in any other way. It's going to be about the road to creating a wonderful life for yourself over time, even if you have nothing at the beginning.

I'll be giving tips, my opinions, my own personal experiences, and I want to make it an extremely interactive website. I'll be conducting experiments, contests, and things like that very frequently once I learn how to program them, which i'll be doing over the summer.

I'm building the website because there are a lot of things I'd like to say that I believe can help people in their lives, and I have an immense feeling that I need to help others. I guess that's why I'm taking up psychology in college.

I'll still be making updates to Crazy For Tea because this website is very important to me as well, so keep in touch. I'll make sure to mention why I love tea so much in my new blog as well. That'll probably be one of the first posts.

Anyway, bookmark www.theroadtoperfection.com now and check back every week or so until you see me finally posting some blogs. It might take a few weeks as I'll be learning how to develop it and I'm in the hardest part of the semester now, so try to be patient!

Drink Up,

Jeremy

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April 10, 2007 17:19 - A Very Basic Sweet Tea Recipe

Sweet tea is probably the most basic type of tea you can get. Most notably common in the South, it has been around for hundreds of years and continues to be a very popular drink.

Here is a very basic, quick sweet tea recipe.

Ingredients:

3 Tea Bags (Black Tea Works Best)
3-4 cups of water (depending on how strong you like it)
1 cup sugar

Directions:

*Boil the water in a small or medium saucepan.

*Add the tea bags to the tea as soon as it's done boiling

*Let the bags steep for 10-15 minutes

*Pour the brew into a gallon pitcher and add the sugar

*Let it cool in the refrigerator for at least an hour, or until cool.

Hint - You can also add about 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder to remove some of the bitterness from the tea.

The next time your in the mood for tea, try this sweet tea recipe. If you don't think it's strong enough for you, feel free to add another tea bag in your next batch and use 4 instead of 3. Adding the ice will dilute the tea some, so just experiment!

Drink Up,

Jeremy

PS - Try adding a lemon wedge or 2 to your sweet tea when serving. It makes a wonderful presentation and tastes great as well!

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April 16, 2007 09:22 - A Great Resource Page

I was searching the Internet looking for some stuff on tea and came across this great website which lists hundreds of studies done with tea. Talk about an easy way to find the health benefits of tea!

Of course I'll be going through the website, picking out the articles and relaying the overall message to you in an easy to understand manner, but in case anybody reading this knows how to read research articles, they'll be right at your fingertips.

Anyway, you can find the research studies at this website - www.greentealibrary.com/

By the way, it's all the studies done on green tea. I guess they're only making it with green tea since it gets the most publicity.

Enjoy!

Jeremy

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