Thursday, September 28, 2006

Tea Blog Roundup 15

Are pyramid tea bags the greatest thing since sliced bread? Rachel, at SBS Teas, doesn't think so. Find out why here and here. is relaunching. No, it's not a tea blog, but it's worth a mention all the same. If you don't know what they're all about, have a look.

What you should avoid when drinking tea? Imen has some suggestions here. And a review of high mountain kuding yen cha here.

Kate, at A Nice Cuppa, examines that spot where Earl Grey and chocolate intersect.

Mellow Monk comments on the tea bag baby stroller phenomenon here (with photo).

And, as always, some offbeat teapots - from Teapots Teapots Teapots - here and here.

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1 comment:

Imen said...

Are pyramid tea bags the greatest thing since sliced bread?

Here is a few facts about plastic, one might think twice before dumping a pyramid bag in hot water.

Be happy and be healthy!

Johns Hopkins has recently sent this out in its Newsletters. This
information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

1. No plastic containers in microwave.

2. No water bottles in freezer.

3. No plastic wrap in microwave.

4. Dioxin chemicals cause cancer, especially breast cancer.

5. Dioxins are highly poisonous to the cells of our bodies. Don't freeze your plastic bottles with water in them as this releases dioxins from the plastic.

6. Recently, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, Wellness Program Manager at Castle Hospital, was on a TV program to explain this health hazard. He talked about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

7. He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. He said that the combination of fat, high heat, and plastics releases dioxin into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

8. Instead, he recommends using glass, Corning Ware or ceramic containers for heating food. You get the same results, only without the dioxin. So such things as TV dinners, instant ramen and soups, etc., should be removed from the container and heated in something else. Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper. It's just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.

9. He reminded us that a while ago some of the fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper. The dioxin problem is one of the reasons.

10. Also, he pointed out that Saran wrap is just as dangerous when placed over foods to be cooked in the microwave. As the food is nuked, the high heat causes poisonous toxins to actually melt out of the plastic wrap and drip into the food.

11. Cover food with a paper towel instead.