We've all been there, right? You're halfway through your morning cup of tea and you suddenly have to run to the bathroom. Wait...I haven't been there. Have you? If I'm honest, tea has never made me have to poop. Definitely not in the same way that coffee can. But tea does have some laxative properties. And some kinds of tea--herbal teas, not ones made from the … [Read more...] about Why Does Tea Make You Poop?
I've always had a fast metabolism and a small bladder. That means a lot of trips to the bathroom. A single beer could send me to the restroom several time, in 20 minute intervals. And the same thing happens with tea. It does not make you pee as much as alcohol, but it definitely makes you pee more than other drinks It's not just your imagination. But what is it … [Read more...] about Why Does Tea Make You Pee?
Most headaches are tension and stress related. As such, any tea can help. Just the act of taking a minute to slow down and enjoy a cup of tea will reduce feelings of stress and bring some headache relief. But some types of tea have actually been shown to actively combat headaches. Not only that, they also have tons of other positive effects. Even if you try one and … [Read more...] about What Tea Is Good For Headaches?
We've all been there. You go to a Chinese restaurant and they bring you some tea. Usually it's in a small pot that you use to fill your tiny cups. You try some and it is incredible. Part of that is due to the atmosphere, but it's also due to quality tea leaves that are brewed perfectly. This means that you can recreate the experience at home. But you need to get the … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Tea Is Served In Chinese Restaurants?
Whenever someone asks me this question, I always wonder why. Do you just like to smoke random things and you're wondering if tea could be one of them? Did you hear that some people smoke tea and you're wondering if it's true (and if you're missing out)? Are you looking for another way to get the health benefits of tea, apart from drinking or eating it? If you have a … [Read more...] about What Happens If You Smoke Tea?
Do you have a serious infection? Then see a doctor! This is a site about tea. Nothing on here constitutes any type of medical advice. But if you have a small infection that you weren't going to see a doctor for anyway (it's probably better you do, though), then it makes sense to look for easy home remedies. And nothing is easier than simply slapping a tea bag on … [Read more...] about Tea Bag For Drawing Out Infection (Does It Really Work?)
I drink more than 10 cups of tea throughout the day, almost every single day. And I've been doing this for 20 years. I don't only drink green tea, but the truth is, all teas have a similar effect on your teeth. Keep reading to learn exactly what tea can do to your teeth. You will also learn what you can do about it. In the end, that is the most important question, … [Read more...] about Does Green Tea Stain Your Teeth?
I remember my first time heading to Asia back in 2003. I went to Fukuoka Japan to teach English for a year. In my first week, I noticed several of my Japanese coworkers drinking a tan-colored drink with a bunch of little balls in the bottom. That's when I first learned about bubble tea. At the time, it had become hugely popular in Japan, after arriving from either Hong … [Read more...] about Does Bubble Tea Have Caffeine? (And Is It Healthy?)
Let me start off by saying that this is a bad idea. We'll get into the details why below. But I do understand the question. You want to start drinking loose leaf tea, but you don't want to have to buy a bunch of equipment. You already have a coffee maker and both coffee and tea are made with hot water, so why shouldn't it work? Well, there are a few things wrong … [Read more...] about Can You Make Tea In A Coffee Maker? (And Should You?)
Tea can last a while. But you need to store it correctly. Stored incorrectly, the quality deteriorates rapidly. This results in a brewed cup with less flavor and more bitterness. This goes for tea bags, too, but those are generally not all that fresh anyway. That is why proper storage is much more important for loose leaf tea. So what is the best way to store loose … [Read more...] about Best Way To Store Loose Leaf Tea To Ensure It Stays Fresh