Why does it cost so much to put a tea in a pot of hot water, anyway?
How did you start today – tea or coffee? Or neither? A study of more than 400,000 men and women links specific genes for tasting bitter flavours like caffeine with hot beverage consumption.
Teaspoons seem to have legs.
Once upon a time, a group of disheartened scientists found their tearoom bereft of teaspoons. They explored the problem with a longitudinal study design.
That pre-sleep herbal tea may be doing many people a lot of good.
Adding lemon makes your tea taste nice - and changes its colour.
It's all about the chemistry. Adding lemon can enhance the flavour and enjoyment of tea, and change its colour, but its best not to expect any extra boosts to your health.
Kombucha is made from either a green or black tea base, with some interesting additions.
There are some interesting animal studies on kombucha but the jury is still out on whether it's any healthier than tea.
Sequencing the tea plant's genome could help scientists breed new varieties that thrive in the degrading soil of tea farms.
Brew longer for more health benefits.
Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew?
Studies have found caffeinated drinks retain about as much fluid as water or sports drinks.
Regular caffeine intake makes us tolerant to the effect on irregular users of wanting to go to the toilet.
It's been a long, slow decline, so can anyone solve the Great British cuppa crisis?
Around the world, tea is the most common drink after water.
Put the kettle on and relax with a cuppa; your brain, heart and waistline will thank you.
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While the US government remains shut down, the long game for Republicans like Speaker John Boehner remains the debt ceiling crisis.
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The US government shutdown is in its second week, but attention in the country has shifted elsewhere: to the looming debt ceiling crisis. On October 17, the US runs out of money to pay its bills. Both…
The party may be over for right-wing republicans.
The Tea Party Movement appeared to have become a major force in American politics in the 2010 mid-term elections, sweeping 87 new Republicans into the lower house, biting into the Democrats’ lead in the…