Over the Teacups

Giving Voice to the Tea Industry

Energy Drink Craze Creating a Public Health Risk?

It may sound extreme, but the consumption of energy drinks is one the rise. Last year energy drink sales raised by 17 percent making energy drink companies $9 billion. So the fact that a large number of the public is drinking them is proven. Now as to whether they are a threat to public health that gets a little trickier to claim. We can say that there are plenty of detrimental health scenarios caused by energy drinks. In 2009, at least 13,000 emergency room visits were associated with energy drinks. Not quite an epidemic, but a large enough number to raise some eyebrows.

4 Great Benefits Of Pure Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is probably one of the most commonly known essential oils. It has been used for centuries as a fragrance in perfumes, soaps, and cleaners. And you may find it commonly in linen sachets and amongst lingerie. But there are many other powerful uses for pure lavender essential oil that you may be unaware.

Chocolate, Chocolate Everywhere

Tea and chocolate go together like ….. hmmm…. well, tea goes with nearly everything so it’s no wonder we’re seeing mar-tea-nis, tea lattes, tea and chocolate facial masks. Tea and chocolate facial masks?! Imagine the skin restorative properties of those two together!

Green Tea Helps Prevent Eye Disease

Substances found in green tea work their way into the tissues of the eye and could protect against common eye diseases like glaucoma, researchers say.