The Simplest Health Habit You Should Start Today | CBN.com (beta)

By Lorie Johnson | December 11, 2015 Not many substances are as widely studied as tea. Now, the verdict is in. The bottom line: if you’re not drinking tea on a regular basis, it might be a habit worth starting. That’s because when it comes to your health, tea packs a powerful punch. Combined studies examining literally hundreds of thousands of tea drinkers led a vast array of scientists to conclude that a consistent dose of tea is  good for the body. Most of the research was …

Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse launches second ‘tea beer’ venture with China | syracuse.com

By Don Cazentre | December 8, 2015 SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Brewing Co,. today announced its second collaboration with a Chinese company to make a beer using traditional Asian tea ingredients. empireherbs.JPG Brewing up Kuding-Ta IPA at Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse: Ingredients include the bitter herb kuding (on plate at top), and New York-grown Chinook hops, bottom. The glass holds an infusion of the herb to be used in brewing the beer, a …

How is chocolate made? – Ask Dr. Universe, Washington State University

This article is from Ask Dr. Universe, a science-education project from Washington State University. Here’s a question posed by Lydia, age 6 from Bedfordshire, England “How is chocolate made?” This is Dr. Universe’s response: Dear Lydia, A few thousand years ago, humans discovered that beans inside the bright green pods of cacao trees could be made into a real treat. In South America, people harvested the beans to make a warm, chocolaty drink. Ever since, we’ve found …

A look inside the world of coffee 

By Benazir Wehelie, Special to CNN | Novembe 4, 2015 (CNN)The aroma of coffee is invisible to the human eye, but certainly not to the nose. The reality is that much of the world of coffee is like the aroma of it — familiar, yet unknown, hidden from plain sight. Coffee farmers work at a warehouse in the Indian state of Karnataka in 2003. Sebastiao Salgado has images from 10 different counties in his new photo book, “The Scent of a …

12 most annoying things customers do when ordering coffee

By Alessandra Bulow | November 5, 2015 Ever wondered if your local coffee shop barista is throwing you a side of shade along with your no-whip almond milk latte? After recently hearing the secrets of chefs and restaurant waiters throughout the country, the TODAY Food team decided it was time to get the real deal from baristas about the customer habits that make them boil over. “Coffee isn’t the only thing I’m brewing back here,” says a barista who asked to be called JT*. …