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Nepali Tea Rises from the Shadows of Darjeeling

Tea is one of the most common beverages in the world, in fact, it is the second most-consumed drink globally. However, a lot goes on in the tea industry that we don’t know about that revolutionizes this industry. These developments have happened gradually over the years and because of them, some ingredients were replaced by others. A perfect example of this is the Nepali tea which rose from the demise of Darjeeling tea. How did this evolution happen? Here is the history of the demise of Darjeeling tea and the rise of Nepali tea. Darjeeling Tea Grows to Prominence Darjeeling tea started getting [...]

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Climate Change Threatens Coffee Market

In addition to rising sea levels and higher temperatures, global warming also has some less visible effects on the world. While we focus mainly on how climate change affects us, we forget that a myriad of plant species around the world depend on stable climates. One such plant is coffee and unfortunately – the situation is less than ideal. Climate change is the latest factor that’s threatening our beloved morning drink. How bad is the current state of the coffee market? Who is suffering the most? Let’s take a closer look at the entire problem. Devastating damage to the coffee market Due to [...]

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Red Wine, White Wine, and … Orange Wine?

For the traditional wine connoisseur, there is typically only a choice between red and white wine. However, there is a new kid on the block. Orange wine is blasting onto the scene and making the pallets tingle for a taste of something new. The wine world is complex and adding a new variety makes things even more interesting. However, if you think that orange wine is made from the fruit, you are way off. Neither is it a Mimosa cocktail with a twist. Rather, orange wine has more to do with the winemaking process than the fruit. So how is it [...]

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Frozen Treats Becoming Increasingly Creative

There are few things as satisfying as creative frozen treats after a Sunday lunch or a romantic dinner date. It is the proverbial cherry on top of the meal and the experience. However, these creative frozen treats have come a long way during the last couple of years, and we are being spoiled for choice. Back in the day, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, topped with some chocolate or caramel sauce was enough to satisfy anyone. Vanilla is not the top dog anymore. Today, when you walk into a grocery store, you are bombarded with a variety of ice cream [...]

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Does Coffee Give You Math Superpowers?

We have all seen those adverts where the alarm goes off in the morning, not wanting to get out of bed. Eventually, the person trudges down the stairs only to be woken by a freshly brewed cup of coffee. As the person grips the coffee and smells the fresh aroma, a smile develops, and an almost immediate change of expression is noticeable. It sounds ideal and the commercial companies probably just wanted to entice you to buy the coffee, but recent research has revealed that there might be more truth to the adverts than only a means to lure [...]

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Should I Store Coffee in the Freezer?

Coffee, that ubiquitous drink that is enjoyed the world over. Who has not woken up to that delicious smell off freshly brewed coffee or warmed their hands on a mug on a chilly winter’s evening? We all enjoy our coffee, whether hot or cold, sweet or bitter, black or white or anything in between but how do we store coffee to keep it as fresh and delicious as when we bought it? If you are a coffee aficionado then correct method for storing coffee is second nature, but to most of us who simply enjoy this delicious brew, the correct [...]

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Factors Influencing Caffeine Levels in Tea

Who doesn’t enjoy a great cup of tea? How many of us wonder about the factors that influence the caffeine levels, and quality of different tea varieties? What is Caffeine? It is a stimulant, which naturally occurs in several different plants. Since it is water soluble, it can be extracted into a cup when brewing tea, coffee, or other beverages that contain caffeine. Various factors influence the caffeine levels in tea They include but are not limited to: climate, geographic location, preparation, blends, and environmental changes. For example, tea harvested during peak season tends to have a higher caffeine content than tea harvested [...]

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