Tag: "Tea"

yerba mate

Yerba Mate: Maybe Not So Healthy

About a year ago, my husband introduced me to an interesting drink that had recently gained popularity in the United States: yerba mate. At first, I thought it was another tea made from the Camellia sinensis bush, but after tasting it, I realized that it had distinctive differences in flavor from the teas that I […]

Study: Coffee and Tea May Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Study: Coffee and Tea May Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Megan’s family has a history of type 2 diabetes.  Her mom, dad, older sister and aunt all have it and the doctors even said that the diabetes had contributed to both her father’s heart attack and her aunt’s nerve damage.  That was more than enough to scare Megan into learning as much about diabetes as […]

BHTV #18 - The Benefits of Rooibos Tea

BHTV #18 – The Benefits of Rooibos Tea

I was introduced to rooibos 7 years ago when David and I were celebrating our first anniversary at a fine restaurant in Palo Alto, California.  After we finished our delicious meal, we decided to cap our celebration with some tea and a shared dessert.  Our server suggested that we try their loose leaf rooibos tea […]

Tea's Caffeine: Longer Energy Without the Jitters

Tea’s Caffeine: Longer Energy Without the Jitters

Everywhere I look these days, I see tearooms and gourmet teashops springing up!  Now that people realize that tea is both tasty and healthy, drinking tea seems to be the trendy thing to do.  Even coffee shops like Starbucks are adding more tea to their menus to cash in on the trend. What is the […]

BH4BP #50 - Listener Q&A Special #1

BH4BP #50 – Listener Q&A Special #1

Today is a milestone episode.  We made it to episode 50!  That’s an episode every Thursday for 50 straight weeks.  Not bad!  And in honor of that, this episode is a listener question episode because I get a lot of great questions and I thought, what better way to thank you all for making the […]


BH4BP #20 – Caffeine: You Can Use It, But Don’t Abuse It

Most of us like to start our morning with a caffeinated beverage, such as, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, an energy drink or a soft drink.  We love our caffeine because it helps to wake us up in morning and keep us from getting tired later in the day.  Yet most of us worry that we […]

BH4BP #13 - A Look Into the World of Tea

BH4BP #13 – A Look Into the World of Tea

This show sponsored by: New Mexico Tea Company This show is dedicated to the wonderful world of tea. After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage around the world. In this show, I discuss in great depth the four main “true” teas: White tea, Green tea, Oolong tea and Black tea. They are called […]