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Feb 06, 2016

Green Tea Side Effects Warnings - Advice to New Drinkers

Green tea side effects are easily preventable. Before you begin a tea diet, read this guide first to avoid nasty surprises.

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Feb 06, 2016

Tea Supplements Vs Beverage - Pros and Cons

What are the advantages and disadvantages of tea supplements compared to drinking a tea beverage? While swallowing tea extract is fast and convenient, there are pitfalls to watch out for.

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Feb 05, 2016

Eating Tea Leaves Are Good For You (A Reader View)

Tea And Other Food Consumption: Tea nuts are like the nuts in relation to all the things of life on earth, but just now focusing on foodstuffs like tea,

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Feb 05, 2016

Drinking Tea Make My Teeth Feel Fuzzy

I love hot tea. But I can't seem to find a tea that does not make my teeth feel coated or fuzzy. Has anyone else had the problem and did you solve the

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Feb 05, 2016

Fluoride Free Green Tea & Extracts - Dialyzed

Does anyone know of suppliers of green tea and extracts with fluoride almost all removed, called 'dialyzed'?

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Feb 05, 2016

Matcha Green Tea Bag - Which is the Best?

A reader recently wrote to ask which is the best matcha green tea bag to buy. Here's my short answer, hope you find it useful. Match green tea is a tea

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Feb 02, 2016

How to Keep Tea Fresh (Offers To End 29 February 2016)

Several readers have emailed and asked me the following question recently:

"Julian, I have recently bought green tea from you. How do I keep them fresh?"

If you have bought tea from me, then things are very simple indeed.

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Feb 02, 2016

Green Tea Storage - Guarding Against Five Thieves

Green tea storage is tricky, but it is well worth the effort. You don't need to invest in any special equipment, following a few simple guidelines will go a long way.

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Jan 11, 2016

Newsletter #78: Healtiest Green Tea for the New Year (Triple Offers To End 31 January 2016)

"Julian, I want to start the New Year with drinking healthy green tea. Where can I buy real quality, healthiest green tea? Can I buy in USA or do I order from overseas?"

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Nov 21, 2015

Autumnal harvests have arrived!

Yes, new stocks for the following:

- Tieguanyin Wang tea (all 9 grades)- Jasmine needle and pearl- Phoonix Dancong oolong

And they are goooood!

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Nov 14, 2015

Newsletter #76: A Matter of Taste (Offer Ending 30 November 2015)

Every month, somebody asks me which tea is the healthiest to drink or best for weight loss.

I usually reply: "All my teas are of very high quality, it really is a matter of your taste and budget. Check out my recommendations below,"

But what do I mean by budget? What do I mean by taste? Let me give an example.

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Aug 30, 2015

Newsletter #75: Yixing Tea Pot Pre-Launch Offer Start Today!

Here are some reasons why Yixing is the most sought after clay for brewing tea:

- The clay is porous - the surface area is many times larger than the size of the tea pot. Each time you steep a tea, the clay absorbs 4% of the water. It becomes "seasoned" when it has absorbed the chief characteristics of your favorite tea.

- The clay is enriched with many minerals, it contains tiny amount of iron, quartz, mica and other minerals. When you brew a tea, you automatically enrich the water with minerals. The combination of past brewing "memory", minerals and air makes your tea tastes great.

- The clay has low thermal conductivity. This means it retains heat well and is not too hot to touch. The clay has low shrinkage rate. The lid can be made to fit tightly to the mouth. What this means is that high temperature brewing is surprisingly effective.

- Although Yixing comes from China, it is totally safe. The clay contains naturally occurring iron, which can be mixed and fired to create various color effects. There is no need for glazing. It does not contain any lead, arsenic, cadmium, and other toxic materials. No chemicals or other additives are added.

- Maintenance is simple. Never wash your tea pot with soap or cleanser. After each use, rinse with water and remove the leaves. Then leave to dry or wipe gently with cloths.

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Jul 12, 2015

Newsletter #74: Yixing Tea Pot - What's the Fuss About?

Now, if you are serious about drinking oxidized tea, such as aromatic oolong, dark red/black tea or aged pu-erh, then you should consider using an Yixing pot. Brewing tea gongfu style will transform your drinking experience. The teas will smell and taste better than using a tea cup or tea bowl.

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Jun 20, 2015

Newsletter #73: Low Cost Alternatives to Quality Tea (Triple Offers to End 30 June)

>> Low Cost Alternatives to Quality Teas>> Pu-erh Teas (Double Offers to End 30 June)>> Free Shipping Offer Until 30 June

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May 30, 2015

My Insomnia remedies - Three Recommendations

My discovery that is effective for me after trying many others: 1. Traditional Medicinals - organic Roasted Dandelion Root tea 2. Celestial Seasonings

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May 18, 2015

Newsletter #72: Green Tea Weight Loss - What Do Scientific Studies Say?

>> Green Tea Weight Loss - What Do Scientific Studies Say?>> Perils of Drinking High Grade Green Tea>> 2015 Green Tea Season Summarized!

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Apr 16, 2015

Newsletter #71: Longjing Tea - One of the Best Year!

Good news guys. This year's Longjing Green Tea is excellent, helped by the cold weather in Hangzhou this spring. I don't say this every year, the last time I said this was back in 2011 (See Best in 5 Years), and this year is "one of the best".

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Mar 21, 2015

Yixing Chinese Tea Pot - A Gongfu Tea Drinker's Complete Guide

How to appreciate and buy a Yixing Chinese tea pot for gongfu tea brewing.

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Mar 15, 2015

Zhu Xinnan - Yixing Tea Pot Master

An introduction to Yixing tea pot master Zhu Xinnan.

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Mar 14, 2015

Grades of Tie Guan Yin - Can You Explain?

I have a question about the grading system for the Tie Guan Yin tea. I got the two sample packs from you. Now there are grades AA, AAA, Jipin, kin1 to

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Mar 10, 2015

Newsletter #70: New Green Tea Season Has Arrived!

Okay, good news guys, the new green tea season has finally arrived!

As you would expect, the first to arrive are the three Sichuanese teas:

- Mengding Ganlu Green Tea- Zhuyeqing Green Tea- Mengding Huangya Yellow Tea

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Jan 06, 2015

Newsletter #69: The Quest for Healthiest Green Tea (Triple Offers To End 31 January)

From time to time, I get emails from site visitors asking me which is the healthiest green to drink.

They will ask:

"Julian, would you recommend a green tea to drink for maximum weight loss and antioxidants?"

And I will answer:

"Lisa, the best green tea for everybody will be different. It really is a matter of your budget and taste."

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Jan 06, 2015

Hibiscus Tea and Sore Tongue

For the past month or so, I've been making tea from the hibiscus flower. Actually ice tea and I drink probably over a gallon every 2 days. Recently my

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Dec 26, 2014

C2 Green Tea and Kidney Stone

Its already 6 months passed, but my kidney stone is already here in my body. I don't know what will I do. I have already asked for a doctor but I did not

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Dec 26, 2014

Resperin Canada to buy Essiac Powder?

Thank you for your in depth Essiac information. I have been researching myself for a while and it is very confusing but you have helped immensely.

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Dec 26, 2014

Nerada Tea From Austalia

Neradatea is Australian grown, pesticide free. Why would you drink tainted toxic grown in the dark waste product. In Australia, we don't have to use

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Nov 16, 2014

Newsletter #68: Iron Goddess Autumnal Harvest Is Upon Us! (Free Shipping Offer)

IN THIS ISSUE:

>> Iron Goddess Autumnal Harvest Is Upon Us!>> Stock Updates>> Free Shipping Offer Ending 30 November

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Sep 24, 2014

Keemun Black Tea (Qimen Hong) - Prince of Chinese Red Tea

Our Keemun tea has been restocked to 2014 harvest.

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Sep 24, 2014

Newsletter #66: Green Tea Nutritions - More Than Just Antioxidants and Theanine

Do you know why green tea is often referred to as the elixir of life?

In addition to the incredible health benefits provided by EGCG and other green tea antioxidants, as well as the yummy theanine, you will be surprised to learn that it is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals.

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Sep 14, 2014

Original Essiac Recipe from Native Indian

Several years ago I found the recipe for brewing Essiac tea. It is different than all I am finding now. Mine came from a native American site which is

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Aug 10, 2014

Newsletter #66: The Jasmine Autumnal Season Is Upon Us (Free Shipping)

Our Jasmine Needle King is probably the most understated of all of our green tea offerings, and that is probably my fault as I don't mention her that much in this newsletter.

How do I know? We know she is high quality, but it is our customers that is telling us that. She is one of our best sellers, and the glowing customer reviews say it all.

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Aug 03, 2014

For customers based in USA, UK, Canada and Australia ...

Yes, improved shipping times and tracking is now available under our low fee shipping option!

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Jul 12, 2014

Our last green tea - Maofeng A Grade has arrived!

The Maofeng A grade green tea has finally arrived! At just $7 for 50 grams, this is our lowest grade green tea. But it is organic certified and provides great value for money. Quality is consistent to previous year. Check it out!

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Jun 22, 2014

Lushan Yun Wu Tea 2013 - Wow!

Just had a taste of this exquisite tea and was blown away by the malty fragrance. The tea itself had hints of freshly boiled mung beans, and a variety

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Jun 14, 2014

Newsletter #65: 2014 Shaping Out to be One of the Best!

Today I spent the morning uploading customer feedback for the last 2 months.

The statistics are unbelievable. We have accumulated 558 feedback since 2008, averaging almost 100 feedback per year! Considering customers only bother to feedback when they are impressed by my products, that is amazing.

Wow, what can I say?

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Jun 01, 2014

2014 Xinyang Maojian Green Tea Has Arrived!

Wow, this year's crop is very good, better exterior and fragrance compared to last year, a real nice tea if you prefer your green tea to have a stronger flavor!

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May 18, 2014

Liuan Guanpian Green Tea Has Arrived

For the 2014 season, we have upgraded to a higher quality Guapian tea with even better mouth-feel and fragrance!

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May 18, 2014

Taiping Houkui Green Tea Has Arrived

Finally, the full bodied Monkey tea! We have sourced a smaller-leaved variety which we believe offer higher quality with its better mouth-taste and fragrance!

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May 04, 2014

Three more green tea arrives!

Here we are, Lushan Yunwu AAA grade, Maofeng AA grade and Zhejiang Biluochun AAA grade. The Zhejiang Biluochun tea is especially wonderful this year, more tender brewing a more concentrated glass!

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Apr 26, 2014

Newsletter #64: Silver Needle Tea Pre-Launch Offer Begin!

Another spring and another green tea season! This year we kick off with a Pre-Launch offer for a firm favorite of mine - the Silver Needle white tea.

Long time reader of this newsletter would have known that I launched the Silver Needle White Tea in 2009. For good or bad, things have moved on since.

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Mar 15, 2014

Green Tea Season 2014

Good news! The three Sichuan green teas (Mengding Ganlu, Zhuyeqing and Yellow Tea) have arrived. We are also expecting Longjing, Anji Baicha and Dongting Biluochun to arrive shortly.

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Feb 14, 2014

Newsletter #63: Confession of A Tea Seller (Triple Offers to End 28 February)

A year ago, I wrote a piece on Confession of A Tea Seller and received fantastic supports from my fellow tea customers and friends worldwide - what joy!

I shouldn't pretend that things have got any better. It has been another tough year - there are only half as many visitors to the tea site compared to last year. The business continues to shrink - I intend to stock up even less teas next year.

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Feb 01, 2014

Try My Delicious Sun Tea Blend Using Jasmine and Green Tea!

This is a recipe I created for a great sun tea brew. My wife has become so fond of it that I am brewing (rather, our life-giving Sun is) tea outside twice

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Nov 20, 2013

Autumn Harvests Have Finally Arrived! (Triple Offers to End 30 November)

"Green tea for spring, white tea for summer, oolong tea for autumn, while red/black tea for winter!"

Long-time readers of this newsletter would have remembered the "Balancing the Four Season" article I wrote back in the January 2010 newsletter, which explained why we should diversify our tea intake and drink more of the darker teas in the colder seasons.

In addition, readers have also asked:

"Does tea quality vary with harvesting season?"

Yes it does. In Amazing Green Tea Shop, we sell only white tea and green tea harvested in spring, as they contain the highest concentration of antioxidants and theanine - compounds that are responsible for the refreshing and relaxing effect of lightly oxidized tea.

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Sep 15, 2013

Newsletter #61: Why Silver Needle Is My No 1 Recommended Tea

>> Why Silver Needle Is My No 1 Recommended Tea>> Huangshan Maofeng A Grade Restocked

Two commonly asked questions I get from site visitors are as follows:

"Julian, could you recommend a tea that contains plenty of antioxidants and is good for weight loss?"

and

"Julian, I have heard about the million of benefits of green tea, but I am slightly caffeine sensitive. Could you recommend a tea that contains less caffeine?"

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Aug 04, 2013

Newsletter Offer That You May Not Be Aware Of

While talking my tea friends the other day, I am surprised to learn that they are not fully aware of the shipping options and bulk discounts that are available.

So here they are, a quick review of your options available - hopefully it will save you some money for buying quality teas!

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Jul 14, 2013

Green Tea Brewing - Why Foam on Top?

Hello Julian,I am one of your long-term customers and am very happy with all the teas I have sampled from you. A dear friend of mine (a coffee- drinker)

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Jul 14, 2013

Monkey Picked Tieguanyin Tea

Twenty years ago I bought in China Town in San Francisco a tea that was called Monkey Tiekuanyin and in the can was written that the Monkeys were trained

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Jul 14, 2013

Chinese Oolong Tea - How to Store

I have heard conflicting ways to store my oolong tea,. One is to refrigerate it and the other is to just keep it in an air tight container and store in

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Jun 30, 2013

Newsletter #59: The Secret of Green Tea (Offer To End 30 July)

What is the secret of green tea?

My tea friends always write and ask me for tea with LOTs of antioxidants. They reckon these antioxidants will give them lots of health benefits.

They heard green tea contains the highest concentration of antioxidants of any plant food. These antioxidants would keep free radicals at bay and perform healing at the deepest cellular level.

While this may be true, antioxidant is NOT the secret of green tea.

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