It’s tough. It’s thick. It’s brown. It’s a lot like leather—but in fact this new material is made in the lab using leftovers from a brew of kombucha tea.
What would the Victorian-era equivalent of Reefer Madness look like? For starters, it would probably feature a strong cup of green tea. NPR looks back in time at the panic surrounding the (at the time) not-so-soothing drink—and how it got started in the first place.
Tea tastes great, is easier to make well than coffee, and is incredibly good for you. Today we’re rounding up the best gear and leaves to get the most out of you tea. Cheers.
A puzzling medical case in which a 56-year-old man suddenly developed weakness, fatigue, and body aches, was, upon further investigation, revealed to be linked to the patient’s daily consumption of sixteen 8-ounce glasses of iced tea.
We set your nominations to the proper brewing time, and came up with five finely strained top contenders. Read the tea leaves and cast your vote.
Tea is great for you, but what's the best way to make it? That's what we're going to be voting on this week, and we expect to be steeped in great nominations.
Taking the bulk of the thousands of votes you cast, the Contigo Autoseal West Loop Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Easy Clean Lid has sealed up the title of Best Travel Mug, and kept it warm all day.
Our call for Best Travel Mug contenders was one of the biggest and most contested we've ever had. You've poured and sealed an awesome list of five nominees, and now it's time to vote.
There's an amazing amount of coffee coverage across our network, and today we want to figure out which brew-carrying vessel is best. Head for the comments and sound off.
If you want to make a friend, sharing a cup of tea is a good place to start. If you want to make a sworn enemy, asking about the single, best way to make that cup of tea is an even better one.
Wine and tea are both delicious, this we know and have always known. But, new research has finally given us the precise locus of just where their deliciousness comes from.
Nearly 1,000 years ago, the peoples of the ancient city Cahokia lived on the banks of what is today called the Mississippi River. Today, new research suggests these people were ritualistically imbibing the "Black Drink", a hot, super-caffeinated beverage that did a lot more than make you alert.
What do you get the person who has an equal passion for chemistry and fine tea? How about this chemistry-inspired tea service, with biohazard symbols rendered in a traditional Russian pattern?
Good morning! Are you drinking tea? For god's sake, spit it out! You don't know what's in there! But now, thanks to some teenage scientists, you will. These intrepid researchers found undisclosed ingredients in tea.
Goggles, gaslights and gears, oh my! Steampunk is a steadily growing subgenre of speculative fiction. We review four current and forthcoming books that have been affixed with that label... in an elegant copperplate hand, naturally.