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The Hangover Cure Sitting on Your Counter

John Grams

The Hangover Cure Sitting on Your Counter

Tea is palliative. We turn to it for comfort. To relax. But it can also be an analgesic, particularly after an evening of drinking, which, admittedly, has become a more popular pastime as we wait out Covid19. When the body breaks down alcohol, lactic acid levels increase. This causes a drop in blood sugar levels, which can contribute to a hangover. It leaves the body with fatigue, nausea and muscle aches. Other after-effects of alcohol include: Dehydration Electrolyte imbalances Low blood sugar Stomach and intestine inflammation Headaches & Muscle Aches Sleep disturbance These effects are because alcohol stimulates the production...

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New Kombucha Product: The Hangover Cure

John Grams

New Kombucha Product:  The Hangover Cure

Tea is palliative.  We turn to it for comfort.  To relax.  But it can also be an analgesic, particularly after an evening of drinking, which, admittedly, has become a more popular pastime as we wait out Covid-19. The after-effects of alcohol include: Dehydration Electrolyte imbalances Low blood sugar Stomach and intestine inflammation Headaches & Muscle Aches Sleep disturbance When the body breaks down alcohol, lactic acid levels increase. This causes a drop in blood sugar levels, which can contribute to a hangover.  It leaves the body with fatigue, nausea and muscle aches.    It is because alcohol stimulates production of...

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The Demand for Safe Tea in 2020

John Grams

The Demand for Safe Tea in 2020

As an industry, we are lucky.  During the COVID-Crisis we can serve our customers online and grocery stores remain open.  Which is good, because tea is a palliative drink our customers want during these times of stress.  We must keep communications open to make sure you have the inventory you need.  Through the rest of 2020, a safe, consistent supply of tea will be the measure of success. In Assam India, at our Chota Tingrai estate, we are getting ready to start the summer flush.  These are our most robust teas of the year.  In these days of Coronavirus, we...

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Increasing Online Tea Sales

John Grams

Increasing Online Tea Sales

Mana Organics' Georgie Rhein interviews Jack Strand of Strand Tea In the Year of Social Distancing, tea sales require an online source, with a personal touch. Jack Strand of Strand Tea in Sandy, Oregon shared with us his secrets for growing online sales. Jack Strand tasting tea What influenced your decision to go online? “I love where I live in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, but itdidn’t have the population to support a brick and mortar store”, Jack confided. “Initially, we relied on printed tea catalogs. But in 1998, internet shopping was just beginning. Strand Tea decided to embrace...

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Bohag Bihu Celebrates the Assamese New Year

John Grams

Bohag Bihu celebrates the beginning of the Assamese New Year which coincides with the harvest. It is a celebration of diversity. The festival unites the population of Assam regardless of their religions or backgrounds. Bohag Bihu has 7 phases: 'Chot', 'Raati', 'Goru', 'Manuh', 'Kutum', 'Mela' and 'Chera'. Each are celebrated separately, recognizing an agricultural cycle of the paddy crops. Raati Bihu is performed beneath an ancient tree or in an open field illuminated by burning torches. It is a gathering for local women. Men would participate by playing the pepa (a buffalo hornpipe) or the bamboo bholuka baanhor toka. Raati...

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