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TeaHeadlines in the News!

Postby Chip » Apr 28th, '11, 16:28

Please share general tea related news items here for discussion ... of course you can still create a seperate topic if you prefer. However this will be a "stickied" topic.

In this topic, cite your source including news site and author, link to it, and insert a small relevent excerpt. Then your purpose for posting.

Generally, please do not post info from a second hand nature. Whenever possible cite the original source!

Also generally, please do not post an "article" from a vendor extolling their products on their site or their blog.

Thanks!
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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

Postby Chip » Apr 28th, '11, 16:37

I will kick it off ... Rishi was recently nailed by the FDA for health claims in some of their teas. The article by Dan Bolton of WorldTeaNews sheds some interesting light on the subject!

After reading the article, I could not help but wonder if this was intended to make an example out of Rishi, considering all the other ABUSERS of medical claims for purposes of marketing. One look at Teavana's site will turn up numerous related offenses. :shock: :lol:

http://www.worldteanews.com/page.cfm/action=Archive/ArchiveID=12/EntryID=149
It is possible that the article may not be viewable w/o a paid subscription after May 1st 2011 to WTN, a new policy.

A brief excerpt from Dan Bolton's article:
Rishi Tea on Wednesday removed website health claims for several of its teas following a Federal Drug Administration complaint.

In its warning letter the FDA concluded that Rishi had promoted the teas as drugs. All products that claim a use in the treatment, cure or prevention of disease are strictly regulated. In his letter of April 20 the FDA’s Minneapolis District Director, Gerald J. Berg, also cautioned Rishi about its use of nutrient content in its descriptions and use of the term “antioxidant” in connection with several teas.


What do you think?
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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

Postby teaisme » Apr 28th, '11, 17:56

Tea headlines...good idea man

Chip wrote:What do you think?


unfortunate for those who sell quality tea, but fair enough since they are also trying to keep the big corps in check

Speaking of corporations...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/ ... 7R20110428

A giant in the making? Ticker is TEA lol that's great
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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

Postby Chip » Apr 28th, '11, 18:09

Thanks churng. Although there are clearly the big offenders, there are scores of tiny .coms abusing the health potential of tea and making insane claims along the way. They are like pesty gnats whenever conducting a search.

This is their niche, their only angle to sell tea. It can ironically be nauseating.

So is "TEA" being taken possibly by Teavana as its ticker, oh well. Maybe the founder will become a minority owner and get canned! :mrgreen:
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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

Postby whatsinaname » Apr 28th, '11, 20:08

Chip, you can try using more scientific search engines for primary literature. PubMed is ideal. Even Google Scholar omits much of the junk.
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Re: TeaHeadlines in the News!

Postby Alex » Mar 1st, '14, 06:26

Little piece on BBC last year about The reputation of Shizuoka's green tea

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22555032
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