Two recent studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago show that drinking both green and black teas may help to prevent cavities in teeth and also promote fresher breath. In one study, people who rinsed their teeth with black tea for one minute 10 times a day had less decay causing plaque on their teeth than those people that rinsed with just water.
In the second study, polyphenols, the natural antioxidants found in tea, were incubated for 48 hours with the bacteria that causes bad breath, which resulted in this bacteria dying.
So, based on what the University of Illinois at Chicago says, we in customer service at Bigelow say drink your tea daily not only for comfort and satisfaction but for improved oral hygiene as well!
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).