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
Have you ever drunk a cup of cloudy tea? Then you know what it does to the flavor....absolutely nothing. I just thought I'd put it into perspective. If you occasionally get a cloudy cup of tea, it is nothing to worry about. I'll explain why it gets cloudy below and also tell you how to avoid the issue in the future, if it bothers you. It is generally more of a … [Read more...] about Why Is My Tea Cloudy? (And How To Prevent It)
Not everyone realizes this. Fasting doesn't just mean you can't eat. Most drinks are off limits, too. The generally accepted rule is that you can't consume anything with more than 50 calories. That rules out most canned or bottled drinks. But does it rule out tea? And if so does it rule out all types of tea? The answer is no. But also yes. Let's dive in and … [Read more...] about Does Tea Break A Fast? (And What You Can’t Add To It)
That's not just a clickbait title. What you read below will surprise you. That's because so much of the information you find online regarding the caffeine content of various teas is flat out wrong. Almost all sources tell you that black tea has the most caffeine. But that isn't really true. Black tea leaves actually tend to have less caffeine than other tea leaves. … [Read more...] about Which Tea Has The Most Caffeine? (The Answer Will Surprise You)
Can tea really go bad? Yes and no. It won't spoil like meat or most other foods. At worst it can grow mold, but that is rare. Most of the time, the tea leaves just dry out over time. This impacts the flavor. We'll cover this in more detail below. First, let's tackle the main question and learn how to tell if tea is bad. It turns out the answer is surprisingly … [Read more...] about How To Tell If Tea Is Bad (And What To Do With It)
I have some good news. If you're worried about your tea leaves going bad, don't. No matter how old they get, you can still drink them. But you may not want to. While they won't spoil, they will deteriorate. We'll get into what exactly that means below. We'll focus mostly on loose leaf tea leaves, but will touch on tea bags, too. We'll explain why further down, … [Read more...] about How Long Do Tea Leaves Last?
Jasmine tea has a ton of caffeine. It also has very little. The truth is: how much caffeine is in your jasmine tea can vary greatly. For that reason, we can't simply give you an amount and call it a day. We can give you a range, but it is a large range. What we need to do is explain what factors affect the amount of caffeine in your jasmine tea. That way, you can … [Read more...] about How Much Caffeine In Jasmine Tea? (Ignore All The Misinformation)