Jan 19, 2012
Caffeine is a mildly addictive substance, causing a physical dependency with unpleasant, but relatively mild and short-lived withdrawal symptoms. RateTea has published a new guide on this topic, including both discussion of symptoms and remedies.
Jan 18, 2012
RateTea, an online community for rating and reviewing teas, has announced its opposition to the SOPA and PIPA acts. Stopping short of a full blackout, RateTea has announced its opposition with a black banner at the top of every page of its site.
Jan 18, 2012
RateTea, a social networking website where people can rate and review teas, has opened up its database, allowing registered users to directly add new teas to the database; previously, users could suggest new teas but only site admins could add them.
Jan 06, 2012
RateTea has conducted original research summarizing the scientific literature on the topic of the vitamin C content of tea, and has concluded that green tea contains small amounts of vitamin C, whereas black tea contains none.
Jan 06, 2012
RateTea, an online community where anyone can rate and review teas, closed out 2011 with a 418% rate of growth relative to 2010. This growth reflects new users, new articles, and new tea reviews and listings of tea brands and individual teas.
Dec 20, 2011
RateTea.net is pleased to announce that its parent company, Merit Exchange LLC, has acquired the domain RateTea.com. The website will henceforth be named or branded RateTea, and RateTea.net will be redirected to RateTea.net.
Dec 15, 2011
RateTea.net has published its guide to tippy tea, tea that is high in the portion of leaf buds. This guide explains the differences in flavor, caffeine, and price between tippy and non-tippy teas, and how to visually identify tippy tea.
Dec 13, 2011
Royal Tajiri Tea, an artisan black tea sold by Royal Tea of Kenya, was given a perfect rating on RateTea.net by Alex Zorach, the creator of RateTea.net, who has rated over 500 teas on the interactive website. This was only the third perfect rating.
Dec 12, 2011
The topic of brewing temperature for tea is one that is usually glossed over in guides on brewing tea, with canned recommendations about temperatures to use for each type of tea. RateTea.net goes deeper, publishing a definitive guide on this topic.
Dec 09, 2011
Drinking tea with a meal can inhibit the absorption of non-heme iron from the diet. RateTea.net has released a new resource surveying the scientific literature on the topic of tea and iron absorption, and summarizing what is known on this topic.