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It’s the world’s second most popular and cheapest beverage (after water), so shouldn’t you know a little more about tea? Tidbits has the goods on this drink, so listen up and learn! • Every day about three billion cups of tea are consumed around the world. In America, it can be found in 80% of households, and an estimated 127 million Americans are drinking it on any given day. Most of that tea comes from India, the world’s largest tea producer, processing about 850,000 tons each year. • Tea as we know it is about 5,000 years old. Legend has it that a Chinese emperor discovered a good cup of tea in 2737 B.C. when some tea leaves fell off the tree into his pot of boiling water, producing a pleasant aroma. Tea became popular in Europe during the 1600s and was brought to North America by the colonists. Britain’s Duchess of Bedford is said to have created the traditional afternoon tea around 1840, when she needed a pick-meup to combat what she called “that sinking feeling.” • When the British government heavily taxed the tea shipped to the American colonies, in 1773, a group of 116 men dressed as Native Americans boarded British ships and tossed 342 chests of tea overboard, about 90,000£ worth. In today’s currency, that was equal to nearly a million dollars!

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(continued): • There are all kinds of tea – white, green, oolong, and black – but they all come from the same plant, the Carnelia Sinensis. The end product is determined by the processing of the tea leaves. • While white tea skips the steps of processing (the leaves are just steamed and dried), green, black, and oolong teas all go through a series of steps. It starts with withering, when the tea leaves are spread out and dried in a warm environment, which makes them pliable. A rolling machine is next, twisting the leaves in order to release the flavorful natural oils. Some more expensive grades of teas are rolled by hand, resulting in a higher quality. The leaves then undergo an oxidation process, when they are spread out in a cool room. At this point, the tea leaves are still green, but as they take in oxygen they gradually turn darker. The darkening can be stopped by heating. Green tea is not oxidized, oolong tea is oxidized for a short time, and the dark black tea oxidation process, which takes about three hours, is uninterrupted. The chemical reactions that take place during oxidation are what alters the leaves’ color and flavor. • While a cup of tea does contain caffeine, it doesn’t compare to the amount found in coffee. A cup of tea has about 40 mg. of caffeine compared to coffee’s 110 mg per cup. The lesser-processed green tea has even less caffeine than black leaves. But if you want a higher caffeine level in your tea, sip yerba maté, which has about the same amount as coffee. It’s made from the leaves of a South American rain forest holly tree, and contains 24 vitamins and minerals, 15 amino acids, and an abundance of antioxidants.

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(continued): • Herbal teas, also known as tisanes, aren’t really tea at all. They come from the roots, stems, and flowers of other plants. There are numerous types of tisanes, depending on what part of the plant they come from. Mint, verbena, and lemongrass varieties are leaf tisanes, while chamomile, hibiscus, and lavender are flower tisanes. Cinnamon is considered a bark type, while ginger, Echinacea, and chicory are root tisanes. • The invention of the tea bag came about by accident. In 1904, a New York tea importer was looking for a cheaper way to send samples to customers. Thomas Sullivan had been using tin boxes, but as this proved expensive, he began wrapping the tea in small silk bags. His customers didn’t realize the bags were just packaging, and brewed their tea in them. Soon after, Sullivan was receiving orders for the new product. Today, 96% of the world brews its tea using a tea bag. • More of tea’s many medicinal and health benefits are being uncovered every day. Green tea seems to be especially healthful. It is high in the amino acid theanine, which has been shown to reduce stress and improve mental concentration. It may also increase the body’s immune system and antioxidant powers. Lab testing indicates that catechins, a type of antioxidant, inhibit the growth of cancer cells and may help reduce the breakdown of cartilage. A recent university study indicated that tea has more potent antioxidants than 22 fruits and vegetables that were tested. Scientists say drinking green tea might also even help prevent tooth decay! And a study in the Netherlands has shown that those who drink catechin-rich tea are 50% less likely to die of heart disease. There were two guys working for the city. One would dig a hole . The other would fill it. These two men worked furiously. A man on the sidewalk watched, but couldn't understand what they were doing. Finally he had to ask them. He said to the hole digger, "I appreciate how hard you work, but what are you doing? You dig a hole and your partner comes behind you and fills it up again!" The hole digger replied, "Oh yeah, must look funny, but the guy who plants the trees is sick today."

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(continued): • Tea is not just for drinking! On the outside, green tea can help with inflammation. Soothe your puffy eyes with a soaked, chilled green tea bag. The same will work for insect bites. Keep mosquitoes away by smoothing the skin with damp tea leaves. Black tea bags have been proven beneficial in removing plantar warts. It’s the acidic tannin present in tea that shrinks the wart, just by placing a cooled bag on the wart for 15 minutes three times a day. • Tisanes also have medicinal qualities. If you have an upset stomach, try sipping peppermint tea, since peppermint relaxes the muscles that give you stomach cramps. The anti-inflammatory properties of licorice root can reduce the swelling of a sore throat. It’s also well known that chamomile tea is a relaxant and is a natural sleep aid. • And it’s not just the human body that reaps the benefits of tea. It’s a great fertilizer for your roses! Watering both indoor and outdoor plants with cool leftover brewed tea gives them a boost of nutrients. You can also stir brewed tea leaves into your garden soil. • Tea experts warn not to use an aluminum teapot to prepare a tisane. Because aluminum is a reactive metal, they claim that it can react with certain plant types, and the result can actually be toxic.

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The Affordable Care Act was signed in 2010, but at 2,409 pages, it’s no wonder so many people don’t understand all of it. Seniors especially are hit hard by not knowing what changes to Medicare and Medicaid are coming. That makes us more vulnerable to scammers. A UCLA psychologist, Shelley Taylor, recently did a study to determine why it’s easy to scam seniors. In a lab experiment with senior and young adults, seniors rated as “trustworthy” more pictures of people than the young adults did. In other words, we’re not picking up on clues. In a more telling experiment using brain imaging, it was discovered that seniors have less brain activity in the region that processes “risk and subtle danger.” Taylor believes that this is because we seniors have a “bias against negativity,” that after a certain point in life, there is an “effort to make life more positive.” The problem for seniors, she says, is that it leaves us unable to “recognize untrustworthy cues.” When it comes to Medicare, here are two situations to beware of: 1) You get a call from a health company. You’re told that Medicare will pay for some type of medical equipment that you might need. You just need to give them your Medicare number. (Think about it: Why would you give your information to a complete stranger?) 2) You get a call saying that you’ll need a new Medicare card because of the Affordable Care Act, but they need to confirm your personal information. (Think about it: If you already have a Medicare card, they already know your information.) If someone has tried to get your Medicare information, report it at 1-800-447-8477. Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or send e-mail to

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December 22– January 19 Mementos from an event long ago inspire you to make some changes. Start off small, Capricorn. A proposal receives rave reviews. Treat yourself.

January 20– February 18

Life moves at a frantic pace at home. Make sure you eat right and work out to keep up the momentum, Aquarius. A new do provides a lift.

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Glory be, Taurus. Your home is THE place to be this week, as old friends and new drop by. Enjoy! You’ll be engaged in business affairs soon enough.

May 21– June 21 Business plans take shape, and you’re put in charge of a project. Proceed with caution and prepare for some bumps along the way, Gemini.

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Beggars can’t be choosy, Cancer. Take what you can get. A memo offers much more than information. Read between the lines for the answers you seek.

July 23– August 22 Feel like something’s missing from your life, Leo? You’re right, and you won’t have to look far to figure out what it is. A surplus budget is reason to celebrate.

August 23– September 22 You’re stoked! After months of waiting, you finally receive the response you were hoping for. Go, Virgo, go! A friend makes a silly request.

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Normalcy returns at home, and life is good. The only glitch is a meddlesome guest. Do your best to overlook their behavior, Libra. They mean well.

October 23– November 21

The melodramatic behavior of a youngster makes you rethink home improvement plans. Perhaps it’s time for an even bigger change, Scorpio.

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