Green Tea

Short Science, December 30, 2012

A study found that two cups of milk a day was the right balance to maintain sufficient vitamin D without affecting iron levels.

One of the key compounds in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, a potent antioxidant, which supporters say reduces fat gain and enhances fat-burning.

Sunday, 30 December, 2012, 7:12am

Green tea drinkers show lower cancer risks study

Photo: AP

Older women who regularly drunk green tea may have slightly lower risks of colon, stomach and throat cancers than women who don’t, according to a Canadian study that followed thousands of Chinese women over a decade.

24 Oct 2012 - 12:26pm

Purifying masks

Pangea Organics - Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai & Goji Berry Facial Mask(HK$439/60ml)

25 May 2012 - 12:00am


Creme Ancienne Infusion, Fresh (HK$810/125ml)

Claim: rosewater is combined with natural lavender flower and pure bamboo essence to hydrate, soothe, tone and balance the skin. Fatty acid meadow foam seed oil nourishes the skin, and lemon peel oil helps control excess sebum production. Sodium hyaluronate is said to diminish wrinkles.

16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Time for a tea break

Longjing green tea is the consumable symbol of all that makes Hangzhou wonderful: pure water, fertile land and a tradition of being cultured. Longjing, or Dragon Well, is the premier green tea grown in China. The tea is named after a pure spring in the mountains, the Dragon Well Spring, which has the clearest, purest water.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

This week we test: body scrub

A good body scrub removes dirt and dead cells from your skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Use it once a week and don't forget your knees, elbows and soles.

Bliss Vanilla + Bergamot Body Buff (HK$310/340g)

Smells like freshly baked cupcakes. Gently smoothes rough skin, leaving it glowing. But you need quite a lot, so this is a pricey choice.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tea passed off as urine exposes hospital greed

Six of 10 diagnose infection, prescribe costly treatment

Can analysis of a cup of green tea indicate that you are sick? The answer is probably yes - if you are having a test done at a hospital in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province .

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Zelens Creams

What is it?

A skin-care range developed by British-based Italian Marko Lens, a skin cancer specialist and hospital consultant in plastic surgery. The brand, which was released in Britain and Japan in November last year, is new to Hong Kong. The jar and packaging are the work of interior designer Anouska Hempel.

What's the rub?

12 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Teas no better than soft drinks, experts warn

Bottled brews can be high in sugar and low in benefits: study

A bottle of green tea drink may contain similar levels of sugar as a can of cola and most brands have less than half the healthy components of a traditionally brewed cup, a Consumer Council study has found.

16 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Swindlers cast special aged tea before swine

Unscrupulous businessmen seeking to cash in on top prices paid for aged puer tea on the mainland have resorted to making fake tea in pigpens in Sihui city, Guangdong.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Tea link denied

Green tea is perceived to embody many properties that improve one's health, but can it prevent cancer? The US Food and Drug Administration thinks not. Drinking green tea is highly unlikely to help prevent prostate or any other type of cancer, according to the FDA.

29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Fresh leaf of life

YUM CHA, or tea drinking, is an integral part of Chinese culture. But although some people know a few things about it - such as what tea their grandmother told them was best to drink with dim sum - there aren't many who know the proper way to brew specific types of tea, why certain teas are more expensive than others, or even how it's made.

21 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

A user's guide to fashion

Boy's own Chock full of shaving tips, exercise routines and reassuring references to football, Grooming Essentials For Men (published by Carlton Books) is required reading for new lads needing a new look. Written by David Waters, the style editor of Men's Health magazine, it is a step-by-step guide to everything from baldness and Biore nose strips to tweezing and tattoos.

21 May 2000 - 12:00am