Citing research at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), medical writer Miranda Hitti noted that one or more antioxidants in green tea seemed to have curtailed the movement of cancer cells. The study was conducted on human lung cancer cells in test tubes, however, more research is needed to prove whether drinking green tea curbs lung cancer in people.
Due to the encouraging results, though, researchers speculate that future lung cancer drugs may very well be based on green tea extract.
Previous green tea research at UCLA has included a 2001 study that indicated green tea in the prevention of Chronic Gastritis and a 2005 study that suggested potential as an anti-cancer agent.
Established in 2005, International Tea Day brings awareness to the tea workers’ contributions to the tea world and their working conditions. It has been observed annually on December 15. However, starting in 2020 it will take place on May 21. But, how exactly should one recognize it? Well, if you’re a business owner I would steer away from using this day as just another marketing opportunity. As someone in the marketing industry, I wanted to offer some other options that businesses, tea related or not, can take into consideration if they would like to honour International Tea Day.
I’ve been updating a spreadsheet on pu’erh prices on release for the past few years in order to get an idea of tea being offered to western consumers and any possible trends. The well-known popular narrative is that fresh pu’erh prices have gone up and this certainly seems true in the data. Last year the prices looked about the same as the previous year. And when and how much the price has gone up depends on how we look at this and there’s a handful of different ways to look at the data and options available (I do three here).