To your health It seems like an oxymoron -- white tea...


April 05, 2000|By Suzanne Loudermilk

To your health

It seems like an oxymoron -- white tea. But this rare, fragrant tea from China -- which actually brews to a golden hue -- soon may become as familiar to Americans as green tea for its disease-inhibiting properties. Last week, researchers at the American Chemical Society's national meeting in San Francisco presented evidence that white tea may have the strongest potential of all teas for fighting cancer. You can find it at the Baltimore Coffee & Tea Timonium, which sells a 2-ounce canister of loose tea, enough to make 50-60 cups, for $11.45.

Crabby creations

Take a whack at Phillips Seafood's annual crab-recipe contest and you might win a $1,000 savings account. The company is looking for amateur cooks, 18 years and older, to submit a favorite entree or appetizer recipe, using 1 pound of crab meat. Deadline is April 17. Three finalists will demonstrate their culinary skills on April 30 at the Baltimore Waterfront Festival. For information, call 800-648-7067, Ext. 18.

Tea time

We're looking for places that serve a proper afternoon tea for a Mother's Day-related story. Cucumber sandwiches aren't required; but atmosphere, properly brewed tea and good sweets and savories are. Please fax your suggestions to Elizabeth Large at 410-783-2502, e-mail at elizabeth.large or write to her at The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278.

Tidbits welcomes food news and notes. Send to Tidbits, Attn.: Suzanne Loudermilk, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278; fax to 410-783-2519.

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