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How Much Caffeine Is in Your Coffee, Tea, and...
Find out how much caffeine is in coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cola, energy drinks and more with this guide to caffeine levels. Bonus: Check out additional articles on factors influencing caffeine levels in coffee and tea, basic facts about caffeine, caffeine levels in Starbucks drinks, and more.
How Much Caffeine Is in Starbucks Coffee Drinks?
Starbucks coffees contain varying amounts of caffeine. Learn how much caffeine is in different Starbucks drinks, including Frappuccinos, espressos and coffees.
What's the Different Between High Tea and...
Despite the common American opinion to the contrary, high tea and afternoon tea are two very different meals. In fact, what many Americans think of as
Caffeine Withdrawal: What Happens If You Cut...
Caffeine withdrawal symptoms occur in 50 percent of people who are reducing or eliminating caffeine from their diet. Learn when caffeine withdrawal symptoms occur, which caffeine withdrawal symptoms are most common and how to reduce caffeine withdrawal symptoms.
The 10 Best Teas for Detox
Detox teas are teas and / or herbal infusions geared toward detoxifying the liver, kidneys and other organs. This list includes the most popular and best pre-blended detox teas, including Yogi Tea's DeTox Tea, Traditional Medicinals' EveryDay Detox and more.
How Much Caffeine Is in Green Tea?
Many people think that green tea is caffeine free, but it actually is not. Read more to find out the levels and ways to reduce the caffeine content.
How Can You Tell If You've Had Too Much Caffeine?
Learn how much caffeine is too much, what kinds of symptoms are associated with caffeine sensitivity and which caffeine overdose warning signs and symptoms to watch for.
All You Need to Know about Chicory as a Coffee...
Chicory is a popular substitute for coffee, as well as a central ingredient in 'chicory coffee' recipes. Learn what chicory is, find chicory recipes, and more with this guide to chicory.
All about Earl Grey Tea: Flavor, Caffeine...
Earl Grey tea is one of the most popular types of tea in the West. Learn more about Earl Grey's history, caffeine level, flavor and steeping methods.
Your Complete Guide to Planning an Afternoon...
Learn to plan a tea party menu and find afternoon tea recipes with this guide to tea party menus. It includes tips for selecting the best teas for afternoon tea, ideas for planning your tea party menu around a theme, and more.
Your Complete Guide to Properly Storing Coffee
Coffee storage is rife with misconceptions and poor practices. Here are the fast facts on how to store coffee beans and ground coffee correctly for maximum freshness and flavor.
Is Soy Milk Really Healthy? Here's What You...
Learn about the health benefits of soy milk compared to dairy milk, plus check out soy milk recipes, with this guide to soy milk.
Dirty Chai Definition
Dirty Chai is a popular type of coffeeshop drink. Learn all about Dirty Chais, including how to order them, how to make them at home and which drinks they are similar to, on About.com Coffee / Tea.
5 Traditional English Tea Sandwiches
Learn to make traditional finger sandwiches with this collection of English tea sandwich recipes. It includes cucumber tea sandwiches, salmon finger sandwiches and more.
What is Jasmine Tea?
Learn all about jasmine tea, including the different types of jasmine tea, the health benefits and health warnings associated with jasmine tea, how jasmine tea is made, and more.
27 Great Tea Sandwich Recipes
Tea sandwiches (or. Coffee / Tea.
Why Does Caffeine Both Cause and Cure Headaches?
Caffeine headaches are a common side effect of caffeine withdrawal and caffeine overdose. In addition to causing headaches, caffeine can also help cure headaches. Learn more about caffeine and headaches.
Growing Tea at Home
Grow tea at home and have the ultimate fresh brew.
What's the difference between a wet and a dry...
What's the difference between a wet and a dry cappuccino?
Pu-erh: Why You Need to Try This Rare Tea
Learn about pu-erh tea's health benefits, flavor profiles, history and more with this guide to pu-erh tea.
Coffee Makes You Poop
In popular culture, coffee is thought to make you poop. It is often joked that coffee is a bean, thus coffee will impact the bowels. Although coffee isn't really a bean, but a seed, it has been linked to some serious pooping for certain people at certain times. Learn more.
Can Hot Tea Really Cool You Down?
An explanation of the myth about hot tea to cool off.
How to Make Cucumber Sandwiches for Afternoon Tea
English cucumbers and white wine vinegar give this easy cucumber sandwich recipe a distinctive flavor.
10 Best Cucumber Tea Sandwich Recipes
Delicious AND easy to make, cucumber tea sandwiches are the ideal afternoon tea sandwich, especially in summer, when cucumbers are in season. This collection of cucumber tea sandwich recipes includes easy cucumber tea sandwiches, cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches, cucumber-dill finger sandwiches, salmon-cucumber tea sandwiches and more.
How to Make Creamy Hong Kong Milk Tea in 5 Easy...
Hong Kong milk tea is also known as “pantyhose tea” or “silk stocking tea” because it is often brewed in a large tea sock that resembles pantyhose. It has a smooth, creamy texture and beguilingly sweet, full flavor.
Is There Nicotine in Tea?
A reader asks, Coffee / Tea.
Find the Right Water Temperature for Brewing...
There is much debate over how to brew tea and what the
Chill Out with Our 10 Best Iced Tea Recipes
Check out the Best 10 Iced Tea Recipes on About Coffee / Tea, including a Thai iced tea recipe, a peach iced tea recipe, a ginger iced tea recipe and more.
'Barista' Defined
Learn what a barista is with this complete definition of the term barista.
Craving Something Cool and Sweet? Try This Thai...
Learn to make Thai iced tea from scratch with this easy recipe.
How Do You Order Espresso Drinks? A User-Friend...
If you're new to espresso, the abundance of options and jargon on your local coffeehouse menu may be overwhelming. This guide will help you place espresso drink orders with confidence and explore the exciting world of espresso-based coffee drinks.
Tea Brewing Temperature Guide
What temperature is best for brewing different kinds of tea.
Coffee Pairings
Coffee is a delicious drink to sip with food. If you'd like to take your enjoyment of coffee to a new level, check out these coffee pairing recommendations, including how to pair coffee with breakfast and dessert.
Top 6 Spirits That Go Well With Coffee
Top spirits or liqueurs that go well with coffee
How to Say "Coffee" in 60 Languages
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Coffee Grinding Guide
A chart of coffee grinds, and which brewing style they suit best.
Make Refreshing Mint Tea with This Basic Recipe
Learn how to make mint tea with this easy recipe, which can be made with fresh peppermint, spearmint, sweet mint or other types of mint.
Green Tea Side Effects
Green tea is generally considered to be very healthy. However, for some people, green tea consumption can have unpleasant side effects, such as jitteriness and upset stomach. Learn more about the side effects of green tea, what causes them and how to prevent them.
Blade or Burr?
What are the differences between blade and burr coffee griders?
How Much is Starbucks Coffee?
Wondering how much a Starbucks coffee habit will set you back? Get prices for various Starbucks coffee drinks (including brewed coffees, mochas, lattes, Frappuccinos and macchiattos) in the USA, the UK, Japan and elsewhere with this listing of Starbucks drink prices.
How to Make Scrumptious Cinnamon Scones
This Cinnamon Scone Recipe is one of the most popular recipes on About Coffee / Tea. Like many spiced scones, cinnamon scones are delicious with black tea or bold coffee.
How to Make Scones: 30 Great Tips
Afternoon tea cookbook author Amy Lawrence shares her tips for how to make the best scones every time.
Green Tea: All You Need to Know to Brew the...
Have you ever wondered what green tea is? Learn all about green tea with this intro to green tea article, which includes types of green tea, the differences between green tea and black tea, green tea recipes, what green tea tastes like and more.
Best Coffee Grinders
Ready to take your home coffee making / home espresso making to a whole new level? Start grinding your own beans with a highly rated burr coffee grinder. Pick the best coffee grinder for you based on your preferences for price, convenience, range of grind sizes, etc. with this guide to the best coffee grinders for 2013 and beyond.
Cooking with Tea
If you’re trying to increase your tea consumption, you can do more than just drink tea – you can also cook with tea! Learn to pick the right teas for your favorite foods, find tips for cooking with tea and explore tea-food recipes with this guide to cooking with tea.
Cucumber & Cream Cheese Tea Sandwiches Recipe
Cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwiches are a classic afternoon tea sandwich. This easy recipe is great for kids or adults.
How to Make the Perfect Cappuccino
Light, foamy cappuccinos are a favorite drink for many a coffee lover. With a few barista skills, you can learn to make cappuccinos yourself.
The Ultimate Scone Recipe Guide
This collection of scone recipes includes savory scones, fruit scones, basic scones tutorials and more.
10 Top Teas to Serve at Afternoon Tea
Wondering which teas to serve or order at afternoon tea? Look no further than this list of top ten teas for afternoon tea.
Best Black Tea Types
Get unbiased reviews and opinions on which black teas to try, including the best black teas for new tea drinkers, the best rare black teas and more.
Would Sugar by Any Other Name be as Sweet?
What are the differences between the kinds of sugar you can use to sweeten your coffee or tea.
5 Ways to Make a Dirty Chai Latte with Espresso
Learn all about Dirty Chai Lattes, including what they are, what's in them and how to make your own Dirty Chai Lattes at home, with this article and recipe collection.
Barista Basics Quiz
Barista Basics Quiz Test Your Barista Knowledge! Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
Are Herbal Teas Really Tea?
Herbal teas are a major part of the tea world, even though they're not technically teas. Learn about the difference between a 'tisane' (herbal tea) and a tea, how tisanes are categorized and how to make them at home.
How Much Caffeine is in Coffee & Espresso?
Caffeine can be found in all coffee drinks (even decaf), but the amounts of caffeine in different coffee drinks vary widely. Find out how much caffeine is in your favorite coffee drinks and espresso drinks with this guide to coffee caffeine levels.
High Tea Recipes
Learn to make tea sandwiches, scones and more for your afternoon tea party or gathering.
Learn the Coffeehouse Lingo
Coffee ordering terms like. Coffee / Tea.
What Does 'Tea Drunk' Mean?
Although tea does not naturally contain any alcohol, it is sometimes said to induce a state called 'tea drunkenness.' Learn what it means to be 'tea drunk,' as well as what it feels like to get tea drunk.
How to Make a Flavored Caffe Latte
The recipe for lattes varies from shop to shop and country to country. This caffe latte recipe is more of an American-style latte recipe, which means it has more steamed milk and can be flavored.
Your Guide to White Tea: Caffeine Levels,...
White tea is not as popular as green tea or black tea, but it is an interesting and delicious alternative to other tea types.
Using the Dolce Gusto coffee maker
Using the Dolce Gusto coffee maker
Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe
There are many variations on Spanish Coffee, but the most famous style of Spanish Coffee is also the
Peppermint Tea Benefits
Peppermint tea is one of the healthiest herbal infusions in the world. It has been shown to soothe stress, aid in digestion, treat sinus problems, improve mental functions and much more. Learn ll about the benefits of peppermint tea, how to make peppermint tea at home (for drinking or for topical application) and which precautions to take when consuming peppermint tea.
Starbucks Menu
Check out Starbucks menus from the US, the UK, Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere with this international collection of Starbucks drink menus.
Top 8 Espresso Machines under \$100
Top Espresso Machines under $100
Top 6 Top Coffee / Espresso Combo Machines
Top Coffee / Espresso Combo Machines
Red Tea
: The term "red tea " has two very different meanings. This dual meaning sometimes causes confusion amongst
How to Quit Caffeine: A 5-Step Guide
Caffeine consumption can be habit forming, and caffeine withdrawal is very difficult to combat. Learn to give up or reduce caffeine in your diet with the minimal amount of discomfort with this guide to caffeine reduction.
Afternoon Tea Sandwiches
Afternoon tea often includes several types of tea sandwiches.
Why Loose-Leaf is (Usually) Better Than a Teabag
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Factors Influencing Caffeine Levels in Tea
There are many factors that influence the caffeine levels of tea. Learn how varietal, tea type, brewing method and other factors influence tea's caffeine levels.
Knowing Your Coffee Roasts
Learn the basics of the different coffee bean roasts
How To Foam Milk on Your Stovetop
How to foam milk on your stovetop
How Much Caffeine Is in Starbucks Drinks? A...
Coffee isn't the only Starbucks drink with caffeine! Find caffeine levels for Starbucks smoothies, hot chocolate drinks and Tazo teas with this list of Starbucks caffeine levels.
9 Traditional and Creative Coffee and Tea...
For a sweeter cuppa, most people simply add sugar, but there are lots of alternative sweeteners for coffee and tea, such as honey, agave nectar, molasses, simple syrup and artificial sweeteners.
Drink Up: The Science Behind the Health...
Learn about the health benefits of tea (including white tea, green tea and more) in this Q&A with Douglas Balentine, Director of Nutrition and Health at the world's largest tea company.
Should I Store Coffee in the Freezer?
Should you store coffee in the freezer? Find out why storing coffee in the freezer isn't ideal and where you should store coffee instead, plus check out some of the science on freezer burn and freezing coffee.
Sage Tea Recipe
Learn to make basic sage tea and sage tea with lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar with these easy recipes.
Top 8 Coffee Grinders
For ultimate freshness, grind your own coffee beans. These coffee grinders will make the job easier.
Keurig for Offices
The Keurig B155 Single-Cup Coffee Brewing System is the ideal size for a small-to-medium office or a coffee-loving home office. It is remarkably easy to use and can easily be customized to suit personal beverage preferences.
Factors Influencing Caffeine Levels in Coffee
There are many factors that influence the caffeine levels of coffee drinks. Learn how coffee bean type, coffee roast, brewing method and other factors influence caffeine levels in coffee.
How to Make Sun Tea
How to Make Sun Tea
All You Need to Know about Storing Tea Properly
Proper tea storage is imperative to the shelf life, quality and flavor of your tea. Learn how to keep your tea fresh and delicious with these easy tea storage tips.
Add These Teas and Tisanes to Your Detox Diet
Teas and 'herbal teas' (or 'tisanes') have been associated with health across many cultures and generations. Now, some scientific research has begun to support traditional uses for detoxification, while dismantling other health claims. Based on a mix of traditional use and current research, here are some of the top
Tea Types
There are thousands of types of tea in the world. Each of these tea types has processing methods, aromas and flavors that set it apart from the rest. Here's what makes each tea type unique.
Kopi Luwak
Kopi Luwak coffee is one of the strangest beverages in the world, and perhaps one of the most expensive.
Mixed Green Salad with Goat Cheese, Orange...
This unusual recipe for matcha green tea salad dressing with a goat cheese and citrus salad was the winner of the February 2011 About.com Tea Recipe Contest.
Iced Tea Cocktail Recipes
Learn to make iced tea cocktails with this collection of iced tea cocktail recipes, including a green tea martini video recipe, iced black tea cocktail recipes and more.
Easy Methods of Brewing Leaf Tea
Making the switch from easy, convenient, portable teabags to flavorful, nuanced full-leaf tea can be daunting. However, with a basic understanding of how to brew whole-leaf or loose-leaf tea and an easy infusion method, the switch is easy.
Top 7 Coffee Percolators
Top Coffee Percolators
Sugar in Starbucks
Find out how much sugar is in your favorite Starbucks drinks, including coffees, teas, hot chocolates and more.
Iced Hot Cocoa Recipe
This easy iced hot cocoa recipe has all the flavor of hot chocolate, but it's chilled with ice or frozen hot chocolate.
Neem Tea
Learn all about neem tea, including where it comes from, what it is used for and how to make neem tea at home.
Sweet and Creamy Spiced Thai Tea From Scratch
Like Thai iced tea, Thai tea is a mix of black tea, spices, sugar, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Make your own with this easy recipe.
Tasseography Symbols
Learn about dozens of common symbols in tasseography (coffee reading / tea leaf reading) with this listing.
Black Tea
Learn what black tea is, which types of black tea are most common, where black tea comes from, how to make black tea and more with this guide to the West's most popular tea type.
Our Favorite Sweet and Savory Ginger Food and...
Learn about different types of ginger root, explore the health benefits of ginger, find out how to make ginger tea, check out ginger recipes, and more, with this guide to ginger.
Coffee Definition
Get the complete definition for coffee (including its various meanings in different contexts) on About Coffee / Tea.
Teabags on Eyes
A reader asks, Coffee / Tea.
Healthy Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe
This healthy egg salad tea sandwich recipe has all the flavor of an unhealthy egg salad finger sandwich,
What is Coffee Cream?
: What is Coffee Cream? A song I love talks about coffee cream, but I always thought people just added
Top 5 Small Drip Coffee Makers (1-4 cups)
Top Small Drip Coffee Makers
Best Green Tea Types
If you're new to green tea, selecting the best green teas for your tastes can be daunting. Find the best green teas for newbies with this guide to green tea types.
Top Tea Smoothie Recipes
Explore healthy smoothie recipes, including recipes for the top green tea smoothies,
Teas of India
The major varieties of tea that come from India
10 Great Food and Drink Recipes to Make with...
Explore top green tea recipes, such as matcha smoothies, Moroccan Mint green tea, tea rice soup and green tea chocolate truffles.
Watermelon Iced Tea
Watermelon Iced Tea combines the ideas of Southern sweet tea and watermelon agua fresca into one delicious drink. Start making this recipe by brewing good quality, loose-leaf black tea, preferably from Nilgiri or Sri Lanka.
Dairy & Dairy Alternatives for Coffee / Tea
Many people enjoy their coffee or tea with a bit of milk, but there are lots of dairy alternatives that work as well, like rice milk and soy milk.
Words for Tea Around the World
Have you ever wondered how to say
Mint Tea Recipes
Learn to make hot mint tea, iced mint herbal tea, herbal mint tea blends, Moroccan mint tea, iced Southern mint tea and more with this collection of mint tea recipes.
Espresso Martini Recipes
Espresso Martinis range from bold, dry martinis with loads of espresso flavor to sweet, chocolaty dessert martinis with a milder espresso flavor. Explore all types with this illustrated guide to espresso martini recipes.
Weight Loss with Tea and Coffee
If you're trying to lose some weight, why not add some tea or coffee into your weight loss plan.
Iced Coffee Recipes
Learn to make iced coffee and iced coffee drinks (such as iced cappuccinos) at home with this collection of easy iced coffee recipes.
Top 5 Home Coffee Roasters
Top Home Coffee Roasters - roast your coffee beans at home
Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe
This watercress egg salad tea sandwich recipe is similar to the recipe used for afternoon tea at Harrods in London.
Vegan Scone Recipes
Most scone recipes include butter, milk and eggs, but there are also some great vegan scone recipes for those who are vegan or who adhere to dairy-free or egg-free diets. See this collection of vegan scone recipes, including vegan chocolate chip scones, vegan coconut scones and more.
Which teas take milk and sugar?
A reader asks, Coffee / Tea.
The Origin of Coffee
Both Yemen and Ethiopia claim to be the historical and mythical origin of coffee. Learn more about the myths and history surrounding the origins of coffee both in Ethiopia and in Yemen.
Quick Coffee
All you ever wanted to know about instant coffee.
How to Make Hot Chocolate
Most people know that making hot cocoa from power is easy, but (sadly) few people know that making real hot chocolate from scratch is nearly as easy, and (more importantly) that it makes the most phenomenally delicious hot chocolate you've ever tasted! Ready to make your own hot chocolate from scratch? Here are some essential insider tips to help you get from a block of chocolate to steaming hot, divinely delicious cups of hot chocolate, all in six easy steps.
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 the history of this fascinating food, including where and how it originated, how it's enjoyed and how to make Sally Lunns at home.
Effects of Coffee and Tea on Diabetes
Effects of Coffee and Tea on Diabetes
CTC Tea
Machinery processed tea, usually from Assam, Sri Lanka and parts of Africa and South America.
Coffee, Tea and Baby Makes Three
The effects of drinking coffee or tea during pregnancy
How to Make Espresso Macchiatos at Home
Once you know how to pull espresso shots and froth milk, you can easily learn how to make Espresso Macchiatos.
Sugar-Free Starbucks
Many Starbucks drinks are laden with sugar, but not all of them are! Here's a listing of sugar-free Starbucks drinks, including sugar-free Starbucks coffees, teas and espressos.
Liquid Sweeteners
Iced coffee and tea can be difficult to sweeten with regular sugar. However, there are several easy (and tasty!) ways you can sweeten chilled or iced coffee or tea at home with liquid sweeteners.
Full Tea
Full tea is a type of afternoon tea meal. Learn what makes it heavier than light tea, plus what kinds of foods are typically served at full tea.
Milk Tea Recipes
From the kitchens of the United Kingdom to the street vendors of Malaysia and India to the chic cafes of Japan, milk tea is a popular type of tea around the world.
Decaf Definition
Learn the difference between decaf and caffeine free with the definition of decaffeination.
How Can I Naturally Decaffeinate Tea?
A common reader question is on how to decaffeinate tea.
Simple Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe
This simple egg salad recipe includes a bit of Dijon mustard, parsley and dill for flavor, but is very easy to make and has an unobtrusive, mellow flavor that's easy for everyone to like.
Cold-Brewed Coffee
Great cold-brewed coffee begins with one cup whole coffee beans and one quart (four cups) cold or room-temperature filtered water.
Top 10 Cold Drinks for Summer
Top cold drinks for summer
How to Make Kombucha
When you're making kombucha, it is important to sanitize all your equipment well. This tutorial explains how to sanitize your kombucha making equipment with apple cider vinegar, a bleach solution or a commercial sanitizer.
Why are there little holes or valves in my bag...
Why are there little holes or valves in my bag of coffee beans?
Caffeine
You may know that caffeine is found in coffee and tea, but do you really know what caffeine is? Learn more about caffeine, including its chemical structure, how it works, where it's found, and more, with this guide to caffeine.
New Orleans Coffee Recipe
New Orleans coffee (a.k.a. “Cafe Noir”) has a distinctive chocolate-caramel flavor, intensely dark color, thick consistency and lower-than-usual caffeine content thanks to its secret ingredient (chicory).
Side Effects of Drinking Coffee
A reader asks about the common side effects of drinking coffee. These can include side effects from caffeine, as well as digestive side effects and more.
Tea Simple Syrup
Because crystallized sugar is hard to stir in to cold drinks, many people use simple syrup as an easy liquid sweetener in their iced tea recipes.
8 Easy Coffee Cocktails with a Kick
This collection of easy-to-make coffee cocktails includes classics (like Irish Coffee) and new drinks (like The Shakes coffee / espresso martini). Each recipe is brimming with flavor, caffeine and alcohol.
The Evolution of the Coffee House
How the serving of coffee in public places has changed and spread, over the past several hundred years.
Boozy Iced Coffee Recipes
Learn to make chilled espresso martinis, coffee-infused vodka on the rocks, icy coffee-rum drinks and other alcoholic iced coffee drinks with this collection of recipes.
What is Tulsi?
Learn all about tulsi /. Coffee / Tea.
Brewing in the Great Outdoors
You can brew coffee and tea when you're out camping, hiking or backpacking.
Tea Tasting Guide
Like savoring fine wine, tasting premium tea is a joy. With a few simple steps you can elevate your tea tasting experience from “ho-hum” to “whoa!” Over time, you can use these steps to develop your tea palate and appreciate the many nuances that quality teas have to offer.
Is There Nicotine in Tim Horton's Coffee?
There's an urban legend about why Tim Horton's coffee is so popular: nicotine.
Green Tea
Learn all about green tea, including green tea types and green tea's health benefits, with this beginner's guide to green tea.
Yuanyang Coffee Tea Recipe
Yuanyang (a.k.a. “ coffee with tea ,” "Yuenyeung," "Yinyong" or "Yingyong") is a sweet, creamy coffee
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