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If you’re a fan of teas, chances are you’re familiar with Pu-Erh, the fermented tea that originated in China. Pu-Erh is processed over time and is meant to encourage microbial fermentation. This gives the tea a more earthy taste that hardcore tea lovers tend to enjoy. Pu-Erh can be made in two ways: naturally, by allowing the tea leaves to ferment over time, or by a process that involves accelerated fermentation. Because the process of…

If you are someone who enjoys coffee or even someone who needs coffee to survive, you have probably tried espresso before. Some people love espresso because it is a quick and easy way to get their daily caffeine fix, while others don’t love it because it can be a sort of intense experience. Benefits to Drinking Espresso Many people who don’t even drink coffee are aware that there are a lot of different health benefits…

While a broken glass can be heartbreaking, especially when it is a vintage or decorated tea cup or tea kettle, there is no need to cry over spilled tea! While it is important to be wary of broken glass, broken tea cups can be upcycled if handled properly because of how beautiful they tend to be. Besides, some tea cups, tea plates, and tea kettles are meant to be decoration anyway! So, while it can…

Keeping food warm is one of the most important parts of putting together a meal. When you’re cooking a large meal or a meal with a few different components or dishes, it can be hard to keep everything warm. If your food gets cold before you are ready to eat it, the food won’t be as enjoyable. Beyond that, food can go bad or grow bacteria if it cools down too much so you’ll want…

Starbucks is credited with creating the craze for a bright pink drink. While many will forgo their own health in order to get a beautiful drink that they can share with all of their social media accounts, many others are more careful about what goes into their body. For those who want a healthier pink drink, whether that means less calories or less caffeine, there is a recipe for you. People who cannot drink tea,…

Kombucha is a drink made by fermenting tea. When food or drink undergoes fermentation, it collects probiotics. These probiotics are the source of health benefits claimed by kombucha drinkers. Fermentation in liquids also creates carbonation. First Fermentation The initial process to making kombucha involves combining starter tea, a SCOBY, and fresh sweet tea. This combination of ingredients is placed in a jar and covered with a tightly woven cloth. The cloth allows oxygen to enter…

Tea is one of the most popular beverages across the globe. The reported health benefits of tea include immune system support, reduction of inflammation, and heart disease prevention. These benefits make tea an attractive option for those looking for an energy boost. How Much Caffeine is in Tea? Although all real teas are based from Camellia sinensis leaves, the oxidation of the leaves produces the different varieties of tea we know today. Black, green, white,…

Kombucha is fast becoming a popular drink to the unique marketing campaigns that companies use to make these drinks famous. Kombucha, for those who don’t know, is a fermented green or black tea drink that rose to popularity because of its supposed health benefits. Many people would refer to it as mushroom tea because of the fact that kombucha is made using SCOBY culture, which is the bacteria or the yeast that is used to…

You may be worried about your after-dinner cup of kombucha ruining your sleep schedule or maybe you are just worried about your new obsession giving you the jitters. Either way, knowing the side effects of kombucha will tell you everything you need to know about your new favorite drink. While kombucha in and of itself is a very healthy addition to your diet (for most people), drinking too much kombucha can cause issues commonly associated…

The Keurig coffee maker has changed the coffee-making process for everyone. All you have to do is pop in a K-Cup coffee pod, push a button; almost instantly, you have a delicious cup of coffee. But how do you know how much caffeine you are getting with each cup? You know when you make a pot of drip coffee how much caffeine is in each cup because you can measure the amount of grounds you…

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