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Coffee / Tea: Most Popular Articles

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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.
Starbucks Caffeine Contents
Starbucks coffees contain varying amounts of caffeine. Learn how much caffeine is in different Starbucks drinks, including Frappuccinos, espressos and coffees.
How Much Caffeine is in Green Tea?
: How Much Caffeine is in Green Tea? I heard that green tea is caffeine free, but it always gives me
Too Much Caffeine Symptoms
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.
Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms
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.
High Tea vs. Afternoon Tea
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Chicory
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.
Best Detox Teas
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.
Tea Party Menus
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.
Is Soy Milk Really Healthy or Not?
Learn about the health benefits of soy milk compared to dairy milk, plus check out soy milk recipes, with this guide to soy milk.
Coffee Storage
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.
Growing Tea at Home
Grow tea at home and have the ultimate fresh brew.
Earl Grey Tea
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.
Tea Sandwich Recipes
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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.
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.
Caffeine 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.
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.
Tea Brewing Temperature Guide
What temperature is best for brewing different kinds of tea.
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.
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.
What's the difference between a wet and a dry...
What's the difference between a wet and a dry cappuccino?
Coffee Grinding Guide
A chart of coffee grinds, and which brewing style they suit best.
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.
How to Brew Tea: Water Temperatures
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Best 10 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.
Hong Kong Milk Tea, a.k.a. Hong Kong-Style Milk...
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.
Top Ten Teas for 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.
What is Green Tea?
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.
Starbucks Iced Espresso Drinks' Caffeine Contents
Starbucks' coffee and espresso drinks contain varying levels of caffeine. Find the amounts for popular Starbucks drinks with this list. Page 2.
Knowing Your Coffee Roasts
Learn the basics of the different coffee bean roasts
How to Make Scones
Afternoon tea cookbook author Amy Lawrence shares her tips for how to make the best scones every time.
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.
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches Recipe
English cucumbers and white wine vinegar give this easy cucumber sandwich recipe a distinctive flavor.
Cinnamon Scones Recipe
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.
Deciphering the Local Coffeehouse Menu's...
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.
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.
Scone Recipes
This collection of scone recipes includes savory scones, fruit scones, basic scones tutorials and more.
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.
Is There Nicotine in Tea?
: Is There Nicotine in Tea? I read that there is nicotine in tea and in certain foods. As a former smoker,
Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
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.
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.
Blade or Burr?
What are the differences between blade and burr coffee griders?
Top 6 Spirits That Go Well With Coffee
Top spirits or liqueurs that go well with coffee
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.
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 Give Up Caffeine
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.
Words for Coffee Around the World
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Using the Dolce Gusto coffee maker
Using the Dolce Gusto coffee maker
How to Make Cappuccinos
Light, foamy cappuccinos are a favorite drink for many a coffee lover. With a few barista skills, you can learn to make cappuccinos yourself.
Thai Iced Tea Recipe
Learn to make Thai iced tea from scratch with this easy recipe.
Afternoon Tea Sandwiches
From smoked salmon to sliced cucumber, these  tea sandwich recipes  are some of the most popular types
Kopi Luwak
Kopi Luwak coffee is one of the strangest beverages in the world, and perhaps one of the most expensive.
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.
High Tea Recipes
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What is White Tea?
White tea is not as popular as green tea or black tea, but it is an interesting and delicious alternative to other tea types.
More Starbucks Caffeine Contents
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.
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.
Coffee Ordering Terms
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Dirty Chai Lattes
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.
Top 6 Top Coffee / Espresso Combo Machines
Top Coffee / Espresso Combo Machines
Mint Tea 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.
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.
Tisane / Herbal Infusion Basics
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.
Top 7 Coffee Percolators
Top Coffee Percolators
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.
Top 8 Coffee Grinders
For ultimate freshness, grind your own coffee beans. These coffee grinders will make the job easier.
Top 8 Espresso Machines under \$100
Top Espresso Machines under $100
How To Foam Milk on Your Stovetop
How to foam milk on your stovetop
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.
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.
Tea Storage
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.
Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe
There are many variations on Spanish Coffee, but the most famous style of Spanish Coffee is also the
Top 5 Small Drip Coffee Makers (1-4 cups)
Top Small Drip Coffee Makers
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.
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.
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.
Teabags vs. Loose Leaf Tea
There’s a lot of talk about why leaf teas (such as “loose-leaf tea” and “whole-leaf tea”) are better than teabags. While some of it is true, most of it is made up of broad generalizations, like “Loose-leaf tea is always better than teabags.” Learn what differentiates teabags from leaf teas, why leaf tea is usually better than teabags and how to make the switch from teabags to loose-leaf tea.
Top 10 Green Tea Recipes
Explore top green tea recipes, such as matcha smoothies, Moroccan Mint green tea, tea rice soup and green tea chocolate truffles.
Detox Teas & Herbs
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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.
Coffee, Tea and Baby Makes Three
The effects of drinking coffee or tea during pregnancy
Coffee / Tea Sweeteners
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.
Sage Tea Recipe
Learn to make basic sage tea and sage tea with lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar with these easy recipes.
Quick Coffee
All you ever wanted to know about instant coffee.
Red Tea
: The term "red tea " has two very different meanings. This dual meaning sometimes causes confusion amongst
Latte Recipe
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.
Barista Basics Quiz
Barista Basics Quiz Test Your Barista Knowledge! Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
Cucumber & Mint Tea Sandwiches Recipe
Two cooling ingredients (cucumber and mint) add lots of flavor to one refreshing afternoon tea sandwich. This easy cucumber mint tea sandwich recipe is ideal for afternoon tea parties or picnics.
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.
Tea, Coffee & Poop
Find out whether or not tea and coffee make you poop, plus learn about coffee made from poop and tea made from poop.
Top 5 Home Coffee Roasters
Top Home Coffee Roasters - roast your coffee beans at home
Chamomile
Chamomile is a popular herb with many health benefits and uses. Learn to use chamomile for health benefits, how to grown and harvest chamomile, and more.
Ginger
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.
Top 8 Tea Kettles
Top Tea Kettles
Words for Tea Around the World
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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.
Coffee Definition
Get the complete definition for coffee (including its various meanings in different contexts) on About Coffee / Tea.
Is There Nicotine in Tim Horton's Coffee?
There's an urban legend about why Tim Horton's coffee is so popular: nicotine.
The Evolution of the Coffee House
How the serving of coffee in public places has changed and spread, over the past several hundred years.
Yuanyang Coffee Tea Recipe
Yuanyang (a.k.a. “ coffee with tea ,” "Yuenyeung," "Yinyong" or "Yingyong") is a sweet, creamy coffee
Teabags on Eyes
: Teabags on Eyes I heard that teabags are good for puffy eyes and dark circles under my eyes. How do
Tea & 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.
Black Tea Recipes
Learn to make iced black teas, Irish black tea bread, black tea cocktails and mocktails, Earl Grey soda, black tea steamers and more with this collection of black tea recipes.
Effects of Coffee and Tea on Diabetes
Effects of Coffee and Tea on Diabetes
Sugar in Starbucks
Find out how much sugar is in your favorite Starbucks drinks, including coffees, teas, hot chocolates and more.
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.
Can Hot Tea Really Cool You Down?
An explanation of the myth about hot tea to cool off.
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.
How to Make Kombucha
You can reuse the same kombucha mother (or SCOBY) again and again. Here's how. Page 8.
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.
Ethiopian Coffee Culture
Ethiopia is considered to be the birthplace of coffee, and its rich coffee culture reflects its long history. Learn about Ethiopia's coffee origin myth versus its actual coffee history, the sayings about coffee used in Ethiopia, and more.
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.
Japanese Sakura Matcha Kit Kat Review
Sakura Matcha Kit Kats are generally only available during springtime in Japan. If you love cherry blossom, green tea and white chocolate, and you ever have access to these rare treats, you should definitely try them out!
Ways of Brewing Coffee
An outline of the many different ways you can brew coffee
Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony
The Ethiopian coffee ceremony is an important part of Ethiopian culture. It involves roasting coffee beans and preparing boiled coffee in a vessel akin to the ibriks used to make Turkish coffee.
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.
Teas of India
The major varieties of tea that come from India
Healthy Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe
This healthy egg salad tea sandwich recipe has all the flavor of an unhealthy egg salad finger sandwich,
Frothing, Foaming & Steaming Milk
Learn to froth milk, foam milk and steam milk using an espresso machine or stovetop for drinks like cafe lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites.
Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans
Two different ways to make a sweet treat, chocolate-covered coffee beans (sometimes referred to as chocolate-covered espresso beans)
Growing Herbs for Tea
How to grow your own herbs for tea
How to Make Masala Chai (a.k.a. "Chai Tea")
Powders, syrups and teabags can never compare to freshly brewed masala chai (a.k.a. “chai tea”). Making it from scratch takes more time, but is infinitely more rewarding. This recipe is a bare bones, basic version of masala chai.
Top 10 Cold Drinks for Summer
Top cold drinks for summer
Vegan Coconut Scone Recipe
This Vegan Coconut Scone recipe uses virgin coconut oil in lieu of butter and eggs. These vegan scones have a deep coconut flavor and a light, crumbly texture.
Tea Flushes in Darjeeling
Have you ever wondered what the differences are between first flush Darjeeling tea, second flush Darjeeling tea and autumnal Darjeeling tea? Learn what makes each tea flush in Darjeeling unique with this guide to Darjeeling tea flushes.
Top Tea Smoothie Recipes
Tea is a healthy and flavorful way to add variety to your smoothies. With About.com's top tea smoothie
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.
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.
Thai Tea Recipe
Thai Tea is a blend of black tea, spices, sugar, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Learn to make Thai Tea from scratch with this easy recipe.
How to Brew 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.
How to Make Espresso Macchiatos (Caffe...
Once you know how to pull espresso shots and froth milk, you can easily learn how to make Espresso Macchiatos.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Sun Tea
How to Make Sun Tea
How to Make a Summer Green Tea Latte
An invigorating, healthy recipe for an iced, blended matcha green tea latte. It's a cool summer treat that's great with breakfast or for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Loose Tea vs. Tea Bags
Which brews a better cup of tea? Loose tea or tea bags?
How Can I Naturally Decaffeinate Tea?
: How Can I Naturally Decaffeinate Tea? I heard that it's possible to make decaf tea at home by "rinsing"
Fast Facts About Caffeine
Facts and trivia about caffeine and coffee
What is Coffee Cream?
: What is Coffee Cream? A song I love talks about coffee cream, but I always thought people just added
Coffee Cocktails Recipes
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.
French Roast Coffee
French roast is a popular dark coffee roast. Learn what makes it unique, what it tastes like and more with this profile of French roast coffee beans.
Tea Bags
Tea bags have only been around for just over 100 years, yet today, tea bags are available in grocery stores around the world, and are the default tea brewing method for many people. Learn all about the humorous origins, the many uses and the different types of the tea bag.
Traditional Medicinals EveryDay Detox Tea Review
Traditional Medicinals EveryDay Detox is one of my most highly recommended detox teas. Find out why in this review.
Espresso Recipes
Learn to make everything from a basic espresso shot to a cappuccino and an espresso martini to a flavored, iced espresso drink with this collection of espresso recipes.
How to Froth Milk With a Steam Wand
Foamed milk or frothed milk is used in many espresso drinks and other hot beverages. Here's how to froth milk.
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.
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.

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