Well – if it gets you drinking the fabulous beverage…then we’re all for it.  But some things you just have to smile at.  A German company has designed teabags with the likeness of various designers/celebrities – well…look for yourself and tell us what you think…

Here is an inspiring talk given by Steve Jobs – that’s Apple to you technophobes – at the Stanford University commencement. It’s a simple message, but one we need to hear sometimes again and again, looking for the opportunities in everything around us, even when it’s hard to see…and perhaps even especially when it’s hard to see…

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We know tea is good for us – and the truth is, we just simply love tea – the fact that it’s good for us is really just the icing on the cake. But…we’re always happy to see more scientific evidence being released to back up what we know. A recent study out of a medical university in Taiwan done on a group of 500, showed that both smokers and non-smokers who drank a single cup of green tea a day, greatly reduced their risk of lung cancer. Ofcourse they were careful to add that this does not diminish the dangers of smoking! Smokers that did not drink green tea were 12 times more likely to get lung cancer.

Alright – now for anyone who knows me, you know that I’m a committed meat eater. I mean, deprive me of a good burger and I’m not a happy camper. I stumbled however on this piece by Mark Bittman given at the TED talks on the food we eat – meat and junk food – and found it enlightening. Bittman is not asking you to give up your meat – he’s just asking you to re-think the way we eat…

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We can wrap our heads around tea making YOU glow – because it cleanses your body and spirit – but this – well this is whole new territory – and we really don’t know what to say about it…you judge…

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Some of us drink tea to feed our brains – some of us to quench our thirst – some to nourish our soul.  Could it be possible then that we could perhaps use tea to fuel our car??  According to Dr. Syed Tajamul Hussain – a nano-scientist in Pakistan, he has invented a ‘nano-catalyst for production of bio-diesel with the help of spent tea…”

Apparently, 1 kg of spent tea could produce 560 ml of bio-fuel.  Now 560 ml doesn’t sound like a lot – but consider this, the top twelve tea producing countries in the world produce 3.8 million  metric tonnes of tea annually. The conversion on that is 3 800 000 000 kg – that’s a whole lot of zero’s and a whole lot of bio-fuel!  Could it be that our favourite beverage could help spark a revolution in the energy industry??

People’s creativi-tea is always an inspiration…ENJOY…