Thursday, February 16, 2006

Green Tea Strips

Rare is the day that I don't run across a host of reports breathlessly touting the wondrous health-giving and curative properties of tea, particularly green tea. As one would reasonably suspect, there's no shortage of entrepreneurs looking to develop a product that will cash in on this deluge.

For example, we now have Vitasolve Green Tea Strips, a product apparently not unlike those creepy little breath freshener strips that dissolve on your tongue. Vitasolve, a Sacramento-based firm, makes several types of these strips with the green tea one being touted more or less as a weight-loss aid. Check out their no-frills Web site here.

For a little added perspective, check out this not so breathless report on the product from a Sacramento-based TV station.

For the lowdown on some of the lesser known health benefits of tea, be sure to refer back to my earlier post on the topic.

And for criminy's sake, if you want to benefit from the health benefits of green tea buy some half decent loose leaf tea, brew it, drink it and be done with it. Sheesh.

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