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Saturday, August 20, 2016

A "Letter" from "Taetea"

Dear Cwyn of Death by Tea:

We are writing to express our concern regarding depictions of the Taetea logo presented in your blog. Specifically, in a recent post our logo appeared in an image of Pu’er tea beengcha in the shape of Olympic rings, next to a beengcha that depicts an obvious female breast. We have also noted that last year you posted an image of the Taetea logo on the ass end of a cow. Upon investigating further, we found an inaccurate image claiming that the Xiaguan Tea Company is changing their logo from a crane to a large pelican.

As an award-nominated blog, we feel that the images you are showing with our logo create an erroneous impression of Pu’er tea that is misleading to readers. We see that your blog features no postings of any Taetea products to support the images. Because of this, we want to point out that serious information is missing, specifically regarding the proven benefits of Pu’er tea. You can find this information on our website taetea.net in an article called “Taste the Nourishment.” We also want to assure your readers that no cows or female breasts are used in any of the Pu’er products we sell. 

“It’s the life in Pu’er that makes it so special.”

Pu’er tea helps prevent heart disease by reducing blood pressure, improving circulation and reducing high-density cholesterol.

Pu’er tea detoxifies and improves liver function, especially after alcohol consumption.

Pu’er tea inhibits the formation and growth of cancerous cells.

Pu’er tea aids digestion, settles the stomach, and improves intestinal function, so prevents digestive complaints and bowel disorders.

It’s the Ancient arbor big-leaf and the unique aging and fermentation process that makes Pu’er the healthiest of teas – give Pu’er its long list of benefits.

*Research on Pu’er Tea by Dr. Emily Caroby of Paris St. Antonio Medical Institute, French State Health Medicine Research Institute and Assails Nutrition Physiology Research Institute, among others.



Dear Readers,

Please compare the research information in the above fictional letter with taetea.net/en/health. Then cross-check bestpuertea.blogspot.com and make up your own mind. And if you can find Dr. Emily Caroby, let me know.



  1. O.M.G.
    Everything hurts from laughing. This is pure gold.

  2. They do have a point though. While I have found various insects, hair(s), stones, pieces of metal and plastic and even a part of a cigarette in puerh, never have I ever come across a cow or a female breast. At least not in a form that I would recognize.

  3. I think Taetea are underestimating the properties of puerh. DIdn't I read somewhere that it is guaranteed to lead to weight loss? (As I recall, this is also backed by 'science'. A control group ate nothing but Macdonalds for two weeks, and the test group drank nothing but puerh. Almost all the test group lost weight, in comparison to the control group ��).

  4. What's crazy is everything on this Health page is in that blog post link, which came first? I can't find any of the research cited anywhere.

    1. Who is copying who? Alternatively, It may even be the same person? Food health 'science' has been discredited in my eyes of late, leaving it open to all sort of unverifiable claims. We are bombarded every day with claims about the health benefits of all sorts of foods. It sort of saddens me that marketing folk resort to such means. Can't Taetea just say that their tea tastes great and probably will do you less harm than whisky, and leave it at that?

    2. That is just it, I can't tell if the blog post is quoting Taetea or vice versa. It's a chicken or the egg type deal. I do know I can't find a Dr. Coraby nor a Paris St Antonio Medical Institute anywhere except Taetea and that blog post.

  5. Where the f... is the St-Antonio Medical Institute in Paris - unless it's Paris, TX. But then, they also refer to the "French State Health Medicine Research Institute and Assails Nutrition Physiology Research Institute"...

    The closest match I could find for that institute is the PNCA (Physiologie de la nutrition et du comportement alimentaire). I sent them an e-mail, out of curiosity.

    I think that they might as well cite that other study, that seems more promising: "Effects of green tea and vitamin E in the testicular tissue of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats" (ref. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23860894).

    1. I'm curious to know if you get a reply to that email.

    2. Here is their reply:

      "ce n'est pas notre institut
      cette personne n'a pas publiƩ dans le cadre de notre laboratoire"

    3. Oh my, ouch. Thanks for looking into this.

    4. And their comment about the institute name: "Pour le nom de l'organisme, c'est effectivement bizarre". This comment is from someone from AgroParisTech, so if that institute did exist, they would know about it...

      So as expected, they are citing someone that doesn't exist, who is working in a place that doesn't exist either.

  6. This is too funny ! Keep on tattooing them cows!