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Glossary of Coffee, Tea, Tisane & Hot Chocolate Terms

Whether you need to know the difference between a Caffé Americano and a Lungo, a Darjeeling and an Assam, or an infusion and a decoction, this coffee / tea / hot chocolate glossary is the place to look.
  1. Coffee / Tea Publications (10)
  2. Coffee / Tea Tasting Terms (22)
  3. Coffee Glossary (65)
  4. Tea Glossary (79)
  5. Tisane / "Herbal Tea" Glossary (21)

Apple Cider
Hot or cold, this beverage enjoys widespread popularity in America and parts of Canada each fall and winter.

Caffeine
What is caffeine, really? Find out with this comprehensive guide to caffeine in coffee, tea and other foods and drinks.

Decaf Definition
Learn the difference between decaf and caffeine free with the definition of decaffeination.

Digestif
Although the term 'digestif' is usually applied to liqueurs and higher gravity wines, it can also be applied to other drinks.

Hot Chocolate
Do you know the difference between hot chocolate and hot cocoa?

Iced Hot Chocolate
Iced hot chocolate is both a contradiction of terms and an increasingly popular drink.

Hot Cocoa
Hot cocoa is frequently (and incorrectly) called hot chocolate. Learn the difference between the two.

Molinillo
The molinillo is a tool used for making drinking chocolate. Learn more.

What is Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup makes preparing iced drinks, flavored drinks and topped sweets a breeze. You can buy it, but it's far more economical to make it yourself. Learn more about simple syrup, including what it is, how to make it and more.

What's a Sally Lunn?
If you love afternoon tea or have spent time in Bath, England, you've probably heard of a Sally Lunn. Learn more about this fascinating food and how it relates to tea.

Cap (Coffee Drinks)
Get the definition for the coffee ordering term "cap."

Double Definition
Get the definition for "double" as it relates to coffee.

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