Coffee and Tea

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How Chinese tea arrived — and flourished — on an island in Portugal

<i>Beloved destinations often have overlooked histories. Mic dives into how the past shapes what travelers see today.</i><p>Nothing in the Azores happens by …

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How to make sun tea

<b>No energy is required for this slower, cooler brewing method that results in perfect iced tea.</b><p>I make three cups of tea a day – a cup of green tea …

Here’s Why Starbucks Insists on Using Their Own Drink Size Names

Starbucks is most people’s go-to coffee chain these days, but, if you’re like us, you might wonder why you can’t walk in and order a medium coffee. Small, medium and large sizes used to be sold at the mega chain, but because of CEO Howard Shultz and a trip over seas, we now use totally different …

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People Are Apparently Spending $400 On A Machine That Brews Tea

Criticism is ~brewing.~<p>Welcome to 2017, the year in which your kitchen counter could very well host a fancy Keurig for making coffee, a pricey Juicero for making juice you don’t need the Juicero to make, and a new $400 device for making tea.<p>The app-enabled Teforia Leaf claims to brew tea to …

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These Top 10 Third-Wave Coffee Shops Across the Globe *Have To* Be On Your Travel Bucket List

Travel has changed <i>a lot</i> over the last decade or so. Millennial travelers tend to prefer long-term or adventure travel to luxury getaways, favoring a more local approach than their parents or grandparents did. Along with checking out the world’s best food halls and tasting novelty desserts from …

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Can you guess what your favourite celebrities order at Starbucks?

Make ours a 1/4 strength extra hot sugar free soy milk wet cappuccino, thanks<p><b>Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde</b><p>Despite all the scaremongering a few years ago, …

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What Science Says About Drinking Coffee Before You Work Out

I tend to work out early in the morning, well before I consume much of anything. If I’m doing cardio, I stick to water. Too much coffee too early in the day can have a nearly de-corporealizing effect on me, making me feel as if I’m a head without a host anchoring it. And that’s no fun.<p>Abstention …

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Sick of Sugary Lattes? Try These 3 Healthier Alternatives

Though it’s been a couple of weeks since the world collectively went nuts over Unicorn Frappuccinos, people haven’t exactly lost their hankering for super-sweet coffee. What can we say? People love their ‘bucks! In case you haven’t heard, there’s a TON of sugar in Starbucks’ best-selling drinks. …

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Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

Your morning cup of coffee can jumpstart your day, but it may also send you on a beeline for the bathroom, both to pee and possibly to poop. Whether …

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Baristas say that Starbucks is ignoring a huge problem that is impacting sales

Starbucks baristas say that a recent initiative to improve customer service proves how out-of-touch the company's executives are with what's really going on in stores.<p>In interviews with more than a dozen current and former Starbucks workers, employees told Business Insider that serious adjustments …

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Your Coffee Is From Where? California?

GOLETA, Calif. — There is a new crop growing in Southern California’s famous avocado groves — coffee.<p>About two dozen farms between San Diego and here, just outside Santa Barbara, are nurturing coffee bushes under the canopies of old avocado trees, in what may be the first serious effort in the …

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3 Ways to Build Your Very Own Coffee Bar Command Center

One of the top Pinterest trends of 2017 is a coffee bar command center — and it’s prob because no one wants to face their to-do list without a massive mug of coffee in hand. If you’re looking for ways to save a few bucks on your daily lattes, or just need to corral your mug collection, building a …

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Starbucks Is Upgrading Their Iced Drinks With a Genius Trick

With summer right around the corner, many of us are trading in our classic morning java for a refreshing iced coffee. While there are many ways to upgrade your iced coffee game, one of the simplest iced coffee hacks is coming to Starbucks just in time for warm weather, and it’s taking iced coffee …

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Starbucks Is Finally Testing Out Coffee Ice Cubes

We're buzzing just thinking about it.<p>Nothing kills a buzz faster than watered-down iced coffee on a hot summer day. Enter Starbucks and its not-so-new-yet-perfect solution: coffee ice.<p>Yes, that’s right, for 80 cents per drink you can pack even more caffeine into the already pretty heavily …

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How to become a tea expert in 6 simple steps

For years I've flattered myself that I know a thing or two about tea.<p>I'd have to know at least a bit about it, I thought, because I drink <i>loads</i>.<p>I usually have a mugful first thing in the morning, another when I arrive at the office, then four or five through the day, as little rewards whenever I get …

Merbabe Lattes Are Here to Replace the Unicorn Latte As the Next Big Instagram Trend

Move over, unicorns — mermaids are here to have their coffee-based moment. Though the mythical horned creature has seemingly had an edge over its sea siren counterpart as of late, no doubt in large part thanks to the popularity of its Starbucks frapp (which has actually incited a lawsuit) our …

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This Barista's Stunningly Detailed Latte Art Belongs In a Museum

Like unicorn frappuccinos, latte art is the latest in a string of trends perfect for "doing it for the 'Gram." However, one coffee artist is taking …

Meet your matcha: the best teas to drink

Matcha is having a moment. The fine-powdered green tea, made from the destemmed, deveined leaves of plants grown in the shade, is used in smoothies, ice creams, chocolates, biscuits, beers, cakes and even noodle recipes.<p>Then there’s the simple hot drink, with its fresh, grassy, tannic flavour, and …

Starbucks + Ban.do’s New Collaboration Has the Perfect Summer Vibe… But There’s a Catch

Starbucks has had us pretty preoccupied with the recent Frappuccino-based madness — you better believe we’re drooling over their Banana Split Frappuccino and Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino — but now, BAM! They’ve totally surprised us with a collab collection with Ban.do that is so perfectly …

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Starbucks’ Banana Split Frappuccino Is the New Semi-Secret Drink You Need to Nab

Starbucks definitely has big plans to follow up the super popular Unicorn Frappuccino — despite the legal trouble it’s sparked — starting with the drool-worthy Midnight Mint Mocha Frappuccino, which actually focuses on flavor over looks (*gasp*). But now, a new semi-secret drink has popped up that …

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Science: Go Ahead, Drink That Extra Cup of Coffee

Your daily cup of java proves to be excellent for your longevity.<p>Concerned you're drinking too much coffee? Worry no more. Go ahead and drink up.<p>A new body of research finds your morning cup of jo -- and your afternoon trip to Starbucks -- may offer several benefits your health. Drinking coffee …

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Taste Why Charcoal Lattes Are the Next Big Thing

Move over, unicorn hot chocolate — there’s a new drink in town, and it will make your inner goth squeal. Charcoal lattes are the next big thing, and they are stunning. The magic ingredient to pulling off the black hue — activated charcoal — can have major benefits in your beauty routine, but it’s …

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How to Store Coffee Beans for the Best-Tasting Cup of Coffee at Home

If you take your coffee seriously—or, at minimum, don't want to drink sludge from a cup—you should learn how to store coffee properly. After all, …

8 Things That Annoy Starbucks Baristas and 1 Thing That Doesn't

Everyone knows <i>that</i> annoying customer in the line at Starbucks. But could it actually be you? These are the things that are driving your barista crazy — and something that's not — according to Reddit, where Starbucks baristas don't hold back their honest opinions.<p>It's annoying when you . . .<p><b>Say</b> …

14 Coffee Popsicles for the Ultimate Chilly Caffeine Buzz

When that afternoon slump kicks in, you’ll need a <i>little</i> pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day. Forget your usual snack of iced coffee and a candy bar. What you need is a buzz-inducing coffee popsicle to reignite your fire. Whether it’s made from cold brew or leftovers from your French …

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Can You Guess Where in the World Starbucks Is Cheapest? (The Answer Might Surprise You)

In little more than a generation, <b>Starbucks Corporation</b> (NASDAQ: SBUX) has gone from a small coffee chain to a global empire. The java juggernaut now operates in 75 countries, and has become the second-most valuable restaurant chain in the world after <b>McDonald's</b>. With more than 25,000 locations …

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'Tea leads to prostitution': amazing facts and legends about tea

Did you know that 75 per cent of the Irish population drink six cups a day? Here we share fascinating facts about tea from a book<p>Tea has a rich and fascinating history –as a drink, it is as old as the pyramids of Egypt and is second only to tap water as the nation’s most popular drink.<p><b>Here are some</b> …

Scientists Are Working to Save Coffee Beans Across the World as Climate Change Threatens to Wipe Them Out

You, to your grandchildren: There was this magical thing called coffee<p>Climate change has become prevalent in most aspects of modern life, from …

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Starbucks Has BIG Plans to Follow Up the Unicorn Frappuccino

The massive success of Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappuccino proves without a doubt that the brand knows how to play the social media game. Creating a drink that was so darn pretty that people couldn’t resist sharing pics on Twitter and Instagram, it was basically a lesson in how to make money off of a …

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