This $1,300 Connected Tea Infuser Has Raised $5.1 Million – Fortune

By Stacey Higginbotham | December 4, 2015 Is this where VC should be placing its bets? Has the rush to build connected kitchen products that can cook, bake, and brew everything “perfectly” gone too far? Teforia, a company that is building an Internet-connected tea infuser that is pitched as being able to brew tea customized for your taste buds, has raised $5.1 million led by UpFront Ventures with participation from Lemnos Labs, PreAngel Wareness and InnoSpring. The machine tracks earthy, …

Loose Leaf Tea Market offers natural remedies for stress relief 

… identify it.” Centella said many customers come in complaining of anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, a lack of energy or a low immune system. All are symptoms of stress, but all can be helped with some all-natural products. Teas One particular tea mix Centella recommends for people feeling wound up is Anxiety Relief, a tea with a blend of herbs that help naturally calm the body and mind. Co-owner Nick Brown often refers people to a tea called Coffee Quitter. “They may not get enough sleep, but …

Loose Leaf Tea Market offers natural remedies for stress relief 

… order to help people identify it.” Centella said many customers come in complaining of anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, a lack of energy or a low immune system. All are symptoms of stress, but all can be helped with some all-natural products. Teas One particular tea mix Centella recommends for people feeling wound up is Anxiety Relief, a tea with a blend of herbs that help naturally calm the body and mind. Co-owner Nick Brown often refers people to a tea called Coffee Quitter. “They may not get …

How to tell if your coffee beans are fresh

… explosion of chocolates, caramels, flowers, and fruits. Once a green coffee bean is exposed to the extreme heat of a roaster, a green bean’s complex makeup of minerals, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, water, and caffeine meld together in chemical reactions that give way to that nutty and irresistible smell and taste of coffee. Unfortunately, like most products of living organisms, coffee beans are highly susceptible to aging. The moment a roasted coffee bean is exposed to …

Kombucha makers want new alcohol test for the fermented tea | Fox News

… nationwide recalls, federal authorities again are warning producers to relabel their products to indicate alcohol content or face fines. But this time around dozens of producers are resisting, and have asked for new federal tests to help them avoid running afoul of alcohol laws. Kombucha is a tea that has been fermented with bacteria and yeast, giving it a tart, vinegar-like zip and high levels of bacteria that some consider to impart health benefits. And its hugely popular. Sales of kombucha …