Friday, August 7, 2009

Found on Twitter: Tea Vs. Cancer


teacraftecm [Nigel Mellican] "Green tea can't prevent every cancer, but it's the cheapest & most practical method for prevention available to the public"- Hirota Fujiki

teacraftecm Hirota Fujiki is a chemist at the National Cancer Center Research Institute, Tokyo Japan - my thanks to Choi Time Teas for the quotation

7 comments:

Jason Witt said...

I totally agree with this as an end to all the petty fighting over what tea can or can't do about cancer. There are poorly-designed studies that seem to argue against tea and there are also scientists who are biased against tea trying to prove their doubts. That's the reality for tea since it gets so much attention from the world of science. This is the perfect approach for people to take. Tea is doable. Tea may be the single most doable thing to prevent cancer on both a personal scale and across entire cultures. --Jason

Houstoninwa said...

I just want to say that a new world has opened up to me in understanding how important tea can be to my health. I've started drinking it daily since my husband and I entered the Tea Council's video scholarship. We researched tea and wrote two songs about it. Even though I know we just began to scratch the surface, I am officially captivated.

If you care to hear our songs you are welcome to:

The Teacup Tango: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOmoshHoQU0

The Scale of Tea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4VFblIDgNI

Thanks for a terrific blog.

Salsero said...

What a coincidence, I just friended you on Facebook and then I see you comment on Maitre_Tea's blog. Since Chicago is my favorite town, I may get up there some day to share a cup.

Do you participate in TeaChat?

Maitre_Tea said...

I second Sal's question too...
Just stopping by to say that I finally got the chance to listen to your podcast with Imen. I thought you did perfectly fine and you were an insightful host who helped ask engaging questions not only about Dan Cong tea, but about the role of tea in the United States, a place where tea is perceived almost negatively.

Anyway, I love your blog so far, and I'm jealous that there's a tea writers club up there...maybe I should consider applying U of C for my PhD.

Maitre_Tea said...

ps: Just took a quick look around...my goodness, you a very prolific writer. I had thought you started this blog years ago, but looking at the archive...you started this thing in April! I need to up my game now!

Salsero said...

I also listened to the podcast last night and enjoyed it very much. It was nice to finally hear Imen's voice in person after reading her posts and exchanging occasional emails for a couple years.

Steven Knoerr said...

Thank you, all, for your comments and wonderful conversation. I'm out of the office for the next couple of days, and I will respond more fully when I am able to be attentive.

I'm glad you're enjoying the blog, and I hope you'll be checking in, because I'll be writing a lot about Nepali Himalayan tea and the Jun Chiyabari estate; Thunderbolt Tea's 2nd-Flush Darjeelings; Dan Cong teas from Imen Shan's Tea Habitat, and hopefully having some insightful conversations with the owner of a tea company that recently went under, the manager of a tea estate, and a few other things I've got in mind. Now if I can just ensure I have the time to finish off the reviews that have been sitting in my queue for a while!

Thanks again,

Steven