Coffee/Tea Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Black Tea Hot Toddy Recipe With Rum, Whiskey or Brandy
Learn to make hot toddies. This hot toddy recipe combines black tea, lemon juice, spices, honey and your choice of rum, whiskey or brandy.

How to Brew Tea - Preparation Guide for Tea
Tea brewing times, temperatures and methods can be confusing, but these beginner tea articles make tea preparation easy.

Easy Tea Accessories & Infusers - Top Tea Brewing Equipment
These easy-to-use tea infusers and accessories can get you started with great leaf tea at home.

Caffeine Withdrawal Symptoms and Side Effects
If you cut down on coffee, you may experience caffeine withdrawal symptoms. Learn when caffeine withdrawal symptoms occur, and how to reduce them.

Best Burr Coffee Grinders for Home Use
Ready to take your home coffee making / home espresso making to a whole new level? Start grinding your own beans with a highly rated burr coffee grinder. Pick the best coffee grinder for you based on your preferences for price, convenience, range of grind sizes, etc. with this guide to the best coffee grinders.

Food Recipes / Drink Pairings
In this guide to coffee and tea pairings and food recipes, you'll find advice on pairing beverages like coffee, food and hot chocolate with all types of foods. Plus, you can explore food recipes that use coffee, tea and tisanes for a major part of their flavor.

History & Culture
Learn about the histories and cultures behind coffee, tea, tisanes and hot chocolate from ancient times to modern day. Topics covered include afternoon tea vs. high tea, words for coffee and tea around the world, the Ethiopian coffee ceremony and the history of the coffeehouse.

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches - Finger Sandwich Recipes
Learn to make finger sandwiches for afternoon tea (a.k.a. 'high tea' or 'low tea') with this collection of afternoon tea sandwich recipes.

Cooking With Coffee - How to Cook With Coffee
Cooking with coffee is an easy and fun way to add flavor to your favorite recipes. Check out these recipes for coffee chocolates, coffee granitas, coffee ice cream and more to get started with cooking with coffee.

Hot Drink Pairings - Coffee / Tea Pairings
Learn to pair coffee, tea and other hot drinks with foods with this collection of hot drink pairings.

How to Cook With Tea - Cooking With Tea
Learn how to cook with tea with these tea-infused recipes and a guide to cooking with tea.

Scone Recipes - How to Make Scones
Learn to make scones, find great scone recipes and see recommendations for pairing coffee and tea with scones in this guide to scones, tea and coffee.

Tea Terms - Tea Definitions - Tea Glossary
From Assam to Yerba Mate, find definitions to numerous tea terms with this tea glossary.

Tisane / "Herbal Tea" Glossary
Learn about tisanes (

What are Flowering Teas?
Also known as

Nutmeg Coffee, Tea, Drinks and More Recipes
Learn what nutmeg is, plus how to use it in coffee, tea, eggnog, hot chocolate, mulled apple cider and more.

What Are Cloves?
Learn about cloves, including how they are produced and how to use them in recipes.

Cinnamon Definition, Varieties, History, and Uses
Learn about Ceylon cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon, cassia, the cinnamon tree and more, plus find cinnamon recipes (including recipes for Cinnamon Scones, Cinnamon-Caramel Iced Coffee and Apple-Cinnamon Tea Martinis) with this comprehensive definition of cinnamon.

Guide to Tea Magazines, Periodicals, and News Sources
Whether you’re looking for a guide to running a tea business or publications that will appeal to your customers, there’s a tea periodical for you. From consumer favorites to industry staples and tea-only publications to magazines that “cross cups,” these are the current tea periodicals to watch for.

Caffeine in Teabags vs. Loose-Leaf Tea
One of the most common types of reader questions I get is about caffeine levels in tea. This reader question is about caffeine in teabags vs. caffeine in loose-leaf tea -- whether teabags have more caffeine and, if so, why.

American & International Tea Drink Variations
There are many variations on regular hot tea. These are a few of the most popular twists on tea out there, including iced teas, tea cocktails and more.

31 Ways to Celebrate Hot Tea Month in January
January is a time for new beginnings, health and the home. Not coincidentally, it's also National Hot Tea Month. Whether you're drinking to new beginnings, your health or the domestic realm, these are 31 ways you can celebrate Hot Tea Month this January.

What is Red Tea?
The term

What is Milk Tea?
Milk tea is consumed in many forms around the world. Learn more about this popular tea type.

How to Make Soy Milk Recipe
Learn to make homemade soy milk, plus check out recipes for other drinks that use soy milk instead of regular milk.

Chamomile "Herbal Tea" Vodka Recipe
Soft, soothing, apple-sweet chamomile is enlivened with vodka in this easy-to-make

Coffee-Flavored Shot Recipes
Classic B-50 shots (including the B-51 shot, B-52 shot, 5-53 shot and B-54 shot) all contain equal parts of three spirits: Kahlua coffee liqueur, Bailey's Irish cream liqueur and a third ingredient that varies with each B-50 type.

Tea Vodka and Tea Infused Spirits Recipes
A listing of tea-infused spirits, including commercially available sweet tea vodkas and green tea vodkas, and recipes for green tea vodka, black tea vodka, sweet tea vodka, chai vodka and more.

Top Hot Apple Cider Recipes
Check out the best hot apple cider recipes on About.com, including alcoholic hot cider recipes, non-alcoholic hot cider recipes, easy hot apple cider recipes and more.

Recipes for Spiked Egg Nog, Vegan Nog, and More
Learn to make all kinds of egg nog, including spiked egg nog, no-alcohol eggnog, vegan nog, eggnog-flavored desserts and more, with this collection of over 50 fantastic egg nog recipes.

Egg Nog Dessert Recipes (Fudge, Pudding, Cookies & More!)
Egg nog isn't just for drinking--it can also make a wonderful ingredient for holiday desserts! Page 2.

Starbucks Menus Around the World
Check out Starbucks menus from the US, the UK, Japan, Hong Kong and elsewhere with this international collection of Starbucks drink menus.

Say Coffee in French, Spanish, and Other Languages
Have you ever wondered how to say

A Light Afternoon Tea Meal


High Tea and Afternoon Tea Basics and History
Despite the common American opinion to the contrary, high tea and afternoon tea are two very different meals. In fact, what many Americans think of as

What is Full Tea? - Types of Afternoon Tea Meals
Full tea is a type of afternoon tea meal. Learn what makes it heavier than light tea, plus what kinds of foods are typically served at full tea.

Herbal Tea Tisane Definition
Tisanes are also commonly known by many other names. Like tea, they are infused or boiled in hot water.

What are Tippy Teas, Silver Tips, and Golden Tips?
Tea tips are part of the tea plant, and are used in many of the world's most prized teas. Learn about silver tips, golden tips & more famous tippy teas.

Coffee Terms - Coffee Definitions - Coffee Glossary
Learn about coffee and espresso with this glossary of coffee and espresso terms.

Herbal Tea and Infusion Definitions
Herbal teas are also known as

What is Espresso Macchiato?
A single or double espresso topped with a dollop of heated, texturized milk and (usually) served in a small cup.

Darjeeling Second Flush Tea Definition
Tea plucked in the Darjeeling region of India during the second growing season, or

What Is Coffee Crema?
Crema is an important espresso term. Get the definition of crema here.

Tea Brunch Pairing Images - Country Breakfast With Tea Pairing - Breakfast Tea Pairing Photos
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings. Page 7.

Tea Brunch Pairing Images - Fresh Fruit With Tea Pairing - Breakfast Tea Pairing Photos
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings. Page 2.

Tea Brunch Pairing Images - Oatmeal With Tea Pairing - Breakfast Tea Pairing Photos
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings. Page 3.

Tea Brunch Pairing Images - Pastries With Tea Pairing - Breakfast Tea Pairing Photos
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings. Page 4.

Tea Brunch Pairing Images - Quick Breads/Sweet Breads With Tea Pairing - Breakfast Tea Pairing Photos
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings. Page 6.

Tea Brunch Pairing Images - Smoothies/Yogurt With Tea Pairing - Breakfast Tea Pairing Photos
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings. Page 5.

Tea Brunch Pairing Images - Toast With Tea Pairing - Breakfast Tea Pairing Photos
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings.

Tea Breakfast and Brunch Pairing Images
Finding great teas to pair with your favorite breakfast and brunch foods is a great way to spice up your meal. Learn which teas pair best with which foods in this illustrated guide to brunch tea pairings.

Whipped Cream's Uses & More
Whipped cream is one of those fantastically delicious things that takes a dessert or drink from an eight or nine on the one to 10 scale all the way up to an 11. Learn about what defines whipped cream, what differentiates it from 'whipped topping,' why homemade whipped cream really is better than whipped cream from a can, some of the many ways you can use whipped cream to top drinks and desserts, what kind of caloric fallout to expect from whipped cream, and much more with this article on your new favorite topping.

Easy Chai Cake Icing Frosting Recipe
This easy Chai Frosting recipe is naturally flavored with instant chai concentrate and masala chai (

Cappuccino Types, Culture, and More
Learn all about one of the world's most beloved coffee drinks, including how it is made, what cappuccino culture is like in Italy, the popularity of cappuccinos abroad and much more.

Espresso Terms and Definitions
If you're new to espresso or trying to improve your barista skills, check out this list of espresso terms. It includes espresso drinks, espresso machine parts, espresso ordering terms and more.

Masala Chai Tea Spices
Masala chai contains a range of spices. Learn about the common (and not-so-common) spices in masala chai.

What is the Aging Coffee Trend?
Nope, we're not talking about stale coffee! Find out about the hype, the history, the processing and the flavors behind aged coffee.

Best Detox Teas List (Yogi, Triple Leaf & More)
Detox teas are teas and / or herbal infusions geared toward detoxifying the liver, kidneys and other organs. This list includes the most popular and best pre-blended detox teas, including Yogi Tea's DeTox Tea, Traditional Medicinals' EveryDay Detox and more.

Top Coffee / Espresso Combo Machines
Looking for a combination espresso / coffee maker? These are the top six dual coffee and espresso machines to consider, including picks from Krupps, DeLonghi and more.

Coffee Recipes
This coffee recipe collection includes old favorites, vegan versions of classic coffee drinks and innovative new coffee drinks.

Water Kettles
Get reviews for Krupps electric kettles, Adagio's tea kettle, programmable digital kettles, stainless steel stovetop kettles and more.

Alcoholic Coffee Recipes
Learn to make a range of coffee cocktails, including Irish coffee, espresso martinis and more.

Cooking With Coffee & Tea
From chai ice cream to coffee truffles, this collection of food recipes covers the culinary uses of coffee and tea.

Bottled Kombucha Tea Reviews
Kombucha is a newly popular type of tea that is available bottled in many grocery stores. Select the best kombucha for you with the help of these kombucha reviews.

How to Brew Coffee
From brewing drip pots to brewing in French presses, making instant coffee with K-cups to pulling espresso shots, basic to advanced, here are 13 different ways to make coffee.

Iced Coffee Recipes
Learn to make cold-brewed iced coffee, blended iced coffee drinks, coffee ice cream and much more with these chilled coffee recipes.

Iced Tea Recipes
Learn to make classic iced tea, iced tea lattes, cold tea cocktails, tea ice cream, tea granitas and much more with this collection of iced tea recipes.

Coffee / Tea Publications - Coffee / Tea Magazines - Coffee / Tea Periodicals
Check out coffee and tea magazines and web publications with this glossary of coffee / tea periodicals.

Coffee / Tea Tasting Terms - Coffee / Tea Tasting Glossary
Find definitions for astringency, mouthfeel, terroir and more with this glossary of coffee cupping and tea tasting terms.

Frozen Tea Recipes
Learn to make frozen tea treats, like tea slushies, tea granitas and tea ice cream, with this collection of frozen tea recipes.

Coffee Growing
Learn about the

Coffee Production
A lot of work goes into making a cup of coffee, and I don't just mean from the one brewing it. From seed to cup, here's how your coffee makes its way to you.

Coffee Roasting
From types of roasts to how to roast green coffee beans at home, this is everything you need yo know about coffee roasting

Coffee Cupping
Want to taste coffee like a pro? Learn how with these articles on coffee cupping, coffee chemistry and more.

Hot Tea Recipes
You'll find many recipes for black teas, masala chai teas, green teas, chamomile, ginger teas, mint teas, dirty chai lattes, matcha and much more in this collection of hot tea recipes.

Alcoholic Coffee/Tea Drink Reviews - Coffee Beers, Tea Liqueurs, Coffee Liqueurs & More
From coffee stouts and coffee porters to chamomile liqueur and chai cream liqueur, this collection of reviews covers alcoholic coffee and tea drinks.

Coffee/Tea Nutritional Information - Coffee/Tea Calorie Counts
Find out the calorie counts, fat levels and more for your favorite coffee drinks, tea drinks and other drinks from Starbucks, Honest Tea, Fuze and more.

Coffee & Tea Crafts - Coffee Craft Projects - Tea Craft Ideas
Learn to age paper, sew tea towels, make play dough from coffee and more with these coffee and tea craft ideas.

Alcoholic Tea Recipes
Learn to make tea-infused vodkas, green tea punch, tea martinis and other alcoholic tea drinks with this recipe collection.

Bottled Drink Reviews - Bottled Coffee / Tea Reviews
Find reviews of kombucha, bottled coffee drinks, bottled teas and more in this collection of ready to drink beverage reviews.

Espresso Maker Reviews - Espresso Machine Reviews
Find the best espresso maker for your needs with these espresso maker reviews and espresso machine profiles, including espresso makers from Jura Capresso, Delonghi, Gaggia, La Pavoni, Melitta, Mr. Coffee and more.

Recipes for Special Dietary Needs - Vegan, Vegetarian, Low-Fat & Caffeine-Free Recipes
Find coffee recipes, tea recipes and coffee/tea time recipes for special dietary needs, like vegan or vegetarian diets, gluten and dairy allergies, and caffeine sensitivities.

Tea / Coffee Mug & Thermos Reviews
In this collection of travel drinkware reviews, you'll find reviews of travel mugs, Thermoses, travel infusers and thermoinsulated carafes for coffee, tea and other hot drinks.

Beginner Tea Recipes
Learn to make hot tea and iced tea with these tutorials, step-by-step-guides and easy recipes.

How to Make Coffee - Coffee Brewing Methods
Learn to brew coffee and make espresso with these coffee preparation guides and 'how to's.

Coffee Additives - Coffee Ingredients
Learn about common coffee additives, like chicory, flavored syrups and milk / dairy alternatives.

Coffee Equipment Reviews - Coffee Equipment Buying Tips
Before you buy coffee equipment, check out these reviews, top picks and buying guides for espresso machines, coffee makers and more.

The Beverage Industry
From tea and coffee news sources and trends to tea and coffee trade shows and events, this collection of articles and resources is focused on what you need to know to start or run a coffee or tea business.

Glossary
Find definitions for coffee, tea, tisanes, hot chocolate, apple cider and tasting terms in this glossary of hot beverage terms.

Tea Origins, Growing, Processing, Blending & Cupping
Learn about tea growing regions and origins, how tea is grown, processing and blending tea, and how to cup tea with this advanced tea guide. It includes articles on Japanese green tea types, aged oolongs, tea flushes in Darjeeling, tea documentaries and more.

Tisane, Herbal Tea & Herbal Infusion Education
Learn about the difference between tea and herbal tea, find recipes for herbal infusions, explore the health benefits of herbal teas and more with this guide to tisanes / herbal teas.

Types of Teas & Tisanes ("Herbal Teas")
From black to white and everything in between, these articles outline the many types of tea. Learn more about green tea, or explore rarer tea types and tisane (

Instant Coffee & Tea
Find reviews for coffee and tea powders, extracts, granules, concentrates and any other forms of instant coffee/tea, including K-Cup reviews, instant chai reviews and more.

Milk, Sugar & More
From sugar cubes to jam and soymilk to heavy cream, these are the many sweeteners, creamers and flavors you can add to coffee and tea.

More Hot Drink Recipes
Explore hot drinks beyond coffee, tea and tisanes (

Easy Coffee Recipes - How to Make Basic Coffee Drinks
This collection of easy coffee recipes is intended for beginners or for quick coffee preparation. It includes easy coffee cocktail recipes, cold-brewed coffee making instructions, espresso drink recipes and other easy coffee recipes.

Ordering Coffee - How to Order Coffeehouse Drinks
Ordering coffee can be daunting for new coffee drinkers. These articles on espresso drinks, coffee drinks and coffee terms make understanding coffee menus and placing coffee orders easy.

Beginner Tea Reviews
New to tea? Find beginner tea products that are affordable and palatable (or, in the case of tea equipment, easy to use).

Hot Chocolate & Coffee/Tea Chocolate Reviews
It seems coffee, tea and chocolate naturally go together, but some coffee- and tea-infused chocolates are better than others. This collection of hot cocoa, drinking chocolate, tea-infused chocolate and coffee chocolate reviews separates the best from the rest.

Loose-Leaf Tea Reviews
This collection of loose-leaf tea reviews includes teas from Adagio, Rishi, Teance and more. Use these loose-leaf tea reviews to select the best teas for your palate and price point.

Teabag Reviews - Reviews of Bagged Tea
From basic flat teabags to tea pyramid bags and sachets filled with specialty, whole-leaf teas, these reviews of teabags are for those who want convenience in their tea brewing experience. It includes reviews of teabags from Mighty Leaf, David Rio, Good Earth and more.

Yerba Mate Recipes - How to Brew Yerba Mate
Yerba mate (a.k.a.

How to Brew Tea
Learn which temperature water to use for which tea, how long to brew your tea, how to make better green tea, how to brew puerh tea, how to use Chinese teaware and more with these articles.

Health Effects
Coffee and tea are known for many health benefits and side effects, and some tea and coffee drinks are healthier than others. Learn about coffee, tea and health with these articles and resources on weight loss, caffeine overdose and more.

Caffeine
Interested in the reported levels, health benefits and side effects of caffeine in coffee, tea, chocolate and tisanes? Here, you can learn about factors that influence caffeine contents in beverages and how much caffeine different drinks usually have.

Top Coffee Recipes
These are the most popular coffee recipes on About.com Coffee / Tea.

Best Starbucks Drink
What do you think is the best Starbucks drink? Share your opinion with other readers and find out which drinks are available in your country with this guide to the best Starbucks drinks.

How to Make Herbal, Black & Green Tea Smoothies
Explore healthy smoothie recipes, including recipes for the top green tea smoothies,

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Grind the Coffee
Learn to grind coffee beans for making espresso shots in this step-by-step guide.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Prepare for the Next Shot
Once your espresso shot has been pulled, there are a few more steps to complete, such as dislodging the puck and prewarming the portafilter.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Pull the Shot
Engage the water pressure and the espresso machine will send pressurized water into the grounds.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Observe the Extraction
Observing the shot's extraction helps you modify grind size, tamping and other variables for the best shots.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Tamp the Grounds
Tamping is an art form for many baristas.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Lock the Portafilter Into the Group Head
Firmly lock (but don't slam) the portafilter into the group head.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Clear the Espresso Grounds
Clearing excess grounds is essential for updosed shots.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions
Every espresso machine is different and there's quite a bit of controversy over the

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Settle the Grounds
Keeping you method for settling grounds standardized is important for pulling great espresso shots.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - How to Dose Espresso Grounds
Dosing the coffee is simply transferring the coffee from the grinder to the basket. However, it is a controversial topic.

How to Quit Caffeine - Giving Up a Caffeine Habit
Caffeine consumption can be habit forming, and caffeine withdrawal is very difficult to combat. Learn to give up or reduce caffeine in your diet with the minimal amount of discomfort with this guide to caffeine reduction.

Barista Latte Art Techniques and Styles
Simply put, latte art is the decorative and consumable combination of steamed milk and espresso. However, it's also a means of expression, a pleasure to drink and a topic of controversy amongst latte art fans and those who say the focus should be on a drink’s taste, not its appearance.

What Is Espresso?
A full-flavored, concentrated form of coffee that is served in “shots.” Espresso is made by forcing pressurized, hot water through very finely ground coffee beans.

Sencha Japanese Tea Definition and Recipes
Learn all about Sencha, including what it is, where it is from, where to buy it, how to make it and how to use it in recipes.

The Evolution of the Coffee House
How the serving of coffee in public places has changed and spread, over the past several hundred years.

Shou vs. Sheng Puerh Tea
People often consider puerh tea to be a tea 'category', but it's really more like two: sheng puerh and shou puerh. Find out about the similarities and the many differences between sheng and shou with this guide.

Delicious & Healthy Herbal Teas: A Q&A With Rosemary Gladstar
Famed herbalist and author Rosemary Gladstar discusses her top picks for herbal 'teas' (also known as tisanes, herbal infusions or decoctions) that are both tasty and healthy.

Effects of Coffee and Tea on Liver Disease
Effects of Coffee and Tea on Liver Disease

Coffee, Tea and Pregnancy
The effects of drinking coffee or tea during pregnancy

Effects of Coffee and Tea on Diabetes
Effects of Coffee and Tea on Diabetes

A Whole New Buzz - Caffeinated Beer
The latest craze, at least here in Canada: caffeinated beer.

Top Flavored Syrups
Top Flavored Syrups for coffee and tea

Top Coffee Grinders
For ultimate freshness, grind your own coffee beans. These coffee grinders will make the job easier.

Dessert Tea Definition - What is Dessert Tea
Dessert teas (also known as

Simple Fruity Green Tea Smoothie Recipe
Elin Headrick's Green Tea Smoothie recipe was the unanimous winner of the July 2010 tea recipe contest on About.com.

Coffee Bar - What are Coffee Bars?
Get the meaning of

Types of Indian Tea
The major varieties of tea that come from India

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Tea and Tisane Basics
New to tea? Read more here. This “Tea Basics” guide covers everything from tea types and tea-based drink basics to tea FAQ’s, simple recipes and easy-to-use, inexpensive products for those new to tea. Learn how to select teas you’re likely to love, how to store tea and more. Welcome to the world of tea!

Must-Try Tea Blends
Whether you don't like tea or you love it, a blended tea might just be your new go-to daily drink. Learn about English Breakfast, Chai, Genmaicha & more.

DIY Beauty Treatments With Tea
Tea isn't just for drinking! With these DIY beauty treatments, you can get healthier skin, make your highlights shine, lose dark under-eye circles and more.

Sage Herbal Tea Recipe
Learn to make basic sage tea and sage tea with lemon juice, lemon zest and sugar with these easy recipes.

Earl Grey Tea Flavor, Caffeine Levels, and History
Earl Grey tea is one of the most popular types of tea in the West. Learn more about Earl Grey's history, caffeine level, flavor and steeping methods.

Tim Horton's Coffee
Learn all about Canada's most famous coffee company, including what a

Chai Spiced Apple Cider Recipe
This wintery, award-winning Chai Spiced Apple Cider recipe combines the spice and warmth of masala chai with the sweet, comforting flavor of apple cider.

Synergy Gingerberry Kombucha Review
Like many of the kombuchas from Synergy Drinks, Synergy Gingerberry Kombucha has a bold, tart kombucha flavor that's good for serious kombucha drinkers.

Hot Chocolate Pairings - Foods to Eat with Hot Chocolate
Hot cocoa and hot chocolate are known for their decadent toppings, but their innate ability to pair with other flavors also makes them a fantastic beverage to pair with food. Salty, sweet and tangy foods are all great options for hot chocolate pairings.

Coffee and Tea Recipes, Origins and More
Learn to perfect your tea brewing, make killer lattes, store your beans, speak fluently about your beverage of choice and more on About Coffee / Tea.

Tasseography Symbols
Learn about dozens of common symbols in tasseography (coffee reading / tea leaf reading) with this listing.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

Rose Sugar Recipe
Fresh or dried roses can add a fantastic aroma and flavor to sugar. Learn how to make rose sugar, plus how to use it in drinks, baking and more, on About.com.

Homamade Russian Tea Recipe
Most Russian Tea recipes call for Tang, Kool-Aid and tea powder. Not this one! It uses orange juice, pineapple juice, lemon juice and real tea instead.

How to Make Thai Iced Tea From Scratch
Why make Thai iced tea from a mix when the real thing is so much more delicious? Learn to make the best Thai iced tea from scratch with this authentic recipe.

How to Make Coffee Flavored Ice Cubes
Love iced coffee, but hate those last watery sips? Use this easy trick to avoid watered-down iced coffee and to get a flavorful cup of iced coffee every time.

How Instant Coffee is Made
Are you an instant coffee drinker? Learn about its history, processing, health effects, caffeine levels, uses and more on About.com Coffee & Tea.

Must-Try Homemade Apple Cider Recipes
This apple cider recipe collection includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic apple cider recipes, easy mulled cider recipes, unusual hot cider recipes, large-batch apple cider recipes and recipes for mulling spice mixes.

Gunpowder Green Tea Defined
Smoke and mirrors or the real deal? Learn about the history, health benefits, caffeine levels, flavors, history and culture of this popular Chinese tea.

Decoction Definition
A decoction is a drink made from a special means of preparation that is often used for medicinal teas, herbs, certain coffees and masala chai. Learn more.

What is Seed Tea?
Have you ever heard of seed tea? It's a flavorful, healthy type of caffeine-free herbal infusion that is easy to add to your diet for health benefits.

Fennel Seed Definition & Recipes
Get the definition for fennel seed, plus learn how to use it in recipes for fennel tea, fennel coffee, fennel cookies and more.

Spicy Brown Sugar Recipe
Love your drinks spicy and sweet? This easy-to-make spicy brown sugar recipe is just what you need to have on hand for coffee, tea, cocoa and cocktails.

Mouthfeel Definition - What is Mouth Feel?
Mouthfeel is the physical sensation a food or drink creates in the mouth.

Shapes of Puerh Tea
Have you ever seen puerh tea stuffed into a bamboo tube or a citrus fruit? How about puerh in the shape of a chocolate bar? Check out 10 puerh shapes here.

Red Rooibos Tea
Rooibos herbal tea is tasty and healthy. Learn more about Rooibos tea- the history, cultivation, and taste of drinking tea from this red African bush.

Red Rooibos Tea Health Benefits
Rooibos herbal tea is tasty and healthy. Page 2.

Information About Artificial Sweeteners and Brands
What exactly is in those packets of artificial sweetener you put in your coffee or tea?

How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Tea
How to grow your own herbs for tea

What is Anise? - Health Benefits and Recipes
Learn about anise, aniseed and star anise, plus check out health benefits and recipes for anise, with this guide to anise seed.

What's a Puerh Cake?
You know what puerh is... but what the heck is a puerh CAKE? Find out all about it with this article.

Camellia Sinensis - Definition in Tea
Camellia sinensis a type of camellia that is consumed in beverage form around the world. Get the definition and learn more about Camellia sinensis.

What is CTC Tea? - Definition and Other Names
CTC tea is commonly produced in Assam, Sri Lanka, Africa and South America, but it is rarely talked about in America. Learn more about this type of tea.

Coffee Roasts
Learn all the major coffee roasts, including dark roast, French roast, cinnamon roast and more, with this guide to coffee roasts.

Best Recipes for Afternoon Tea Sweets
For many, sweets are the best part of afternoon tea. Get the best afternoon tea sweets recipes here: scones, Madeleines, trifles, Victoria sponge & more...

Black Pepper Tea
Learn about black pepper's health benefits and how to make black pepper tea (and other kinds of pepper) drinks with this guide to black pepper tea.

Dirty Chai Definition & Ingredients
Dirty Chai Lattes are a popular type of coffeeshop drink. Learn how to order them, how to make them at home, which drinks they are similar to and more.

What Is Chai? - Definition in the US & Other Countries
Depending on where you are and who you're talking with, the word 'chai' can have very different meanings. Learn the various definitions of 'chai' on About.com Coffee / Tea.

Sweet Coffee Recipes
Still just sweetening coffee with sugar? Up your sweet coffee game with the top ten sweet coffee recipes, featuring honey, caramel, flavored syrup & more.

Mint Tea Recipes
Learn to make hot mint tea, iced mint herbal tea, herbal mint tea blends, Moroccan mint tea, iced Southern mint tea and more with this collection of mint tea recipes.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Clear the Espresso Grounds
Clearing excess grounds is essential for updosed shots.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Tamp the Grounds
Tamping is an art form for many baristas.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Observe the Extraction
Observing the shot's extraction helps you modify grind size, tamping and other variables for the best shots.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Dose Espresso Grounds
Dosing the coffee is simply transferring the coffee from the grinder to the basket. However, it is a controversial topic.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Settle the Grounds
Keeping you method for settling grounds standardized is important for pulling great espresso shots.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Pull the Shot
Engage the water pressure and the espresso machine will send pressurized water into the grounds.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Prepare for the Next Shot
Once your espresso shot has been pulled, there are a few more steps to complete, such as dislodging the puck and prewarming the portafilter.

How to Pull Espresso Shots - Espresso Shot Instructions - How to Lock the Portafilter Into the Group Head
Firmly lock (but don't slam) the portafilter into the group head.

Espresso Recipes- Lattes, Macchiatos & More
Learn to make everything from a basic espresso shot to a cappuccino and an espresso martini to a flavored, iced espresso drink with this collection of espresso recipes.

Recipes
Learn to brew coffee and tea, browse hundreds of drink recipes, learn to use coffee and tea in food and the household, and much more, all with this recipe collection.

How to Rim a Wine Glass or Irish Coffee Mug With Sugar to Make Flaming Spanish Coffee
One of the benefits to Flaming Spanish Coffee is the caramelized sugar formed while the high-proof rum is burning.

How to Light Flaming Spanish Coffee Cocktails on Fire
Before you light your Spanish Coffee Cocktail on fire, be sure you have prepared your spices and are ready to put the fire out once the sugar is caramelized.

Lighting Spanish Coffee Cocktails on Fire
The fire is the trickiest part of the Flaming Spanish Coffee recipe. Take a deep breath, keep your cool and follow these easy instructions.

How to Put Out the Fire in Your Spanish Coffee Cocktail
Once the sugared rim has caramelized, you can put out the fire in your Flaming Spanish Coffee Cocktail with coffee and with liqueurs.

Flaming Spanish Coffee Recipe
Flaming Spanish Coffee is a dramatic coffee cocktail. Its preparation involves fire, sparks and

Gorgeous Garnishes for Spanish Coffee Cocktails
After the fire is out, your Flaming Spanish Coffee Cocktail is nearly complete. Just add a few garnishes (such as whipped cream and cinnamon) before serving.

Smoked Teas
Smoky teas are beloved in the West, especially by those who enjoy whisky. The most popular kinds of smoked teas are Lapsang Souchong & Russian Caravan.

Lemon Curd Definition, Uses & Recipes
Luscious, tangy, sweet and smooth... lemon curd is, in many ways, the ultimate sweet topping. Learn all about it, how to make it and how to use it well.

The Best Homemade Biscotti for Coffee
Homemade biscotti are often far better than the store-bought stuff. Learn to make biscotti (almond, orange, anise, etc.) & pair them with drinks here.

Milk Coffee Recipes
Love your coffee milky? Learn to make Classic Milk Coffee, plus Thai Iced Coffee, Lattes, Cafe au Lait, Spanish Cafe Bonbon, Hong Kong Milk Coffee & more.

Astringency Definition
Get the definition for astringency, find out which foods and drinks are astringent and learn about astringency in different cultures' taste classifications.

Instant Chai Hot Cocoa Recipe
Chai hot cocoa for one! This single-serve, instant recipe is so easy to make, you can prepare it in the office, in the dorm or around a bonfire.

What Is Black Tea? - Types, Flavors and Preparation
Learn what black tea is, which types of black tea are most common, where black tea comes from, how to make black tea and more with this guide to the West's most popular tea type.

Definition of Tea
The word

Chocolate Chai Recipe
Ready to fall in love? Make this rich, sweet, exotic chocolate chai at home.

DIY Chai Lattes for Non-Cooks
OK, so you're not a cook. You can still make DIY chai lattes! Here's how to make them with only basic equipment, ingredients and skills.

Simple Cheese & Pickle Tea Sandwiches
This variation on a classic Ploughman's Lunch sandwich is one of the easiest tea sandwich recipes I've ever seen, yet it's also very elegant with tea.

10 Great Black Tea Recipes
Learn to make iced black teas, Irish black tea bread, black tea cocktails and mocktails, Earl Grey soda, black tea steamers and more with this collection of black tea recipes.

Demitasse Cup Definition
Demitasse cups are diminutive coffee cups of a certain size, for certain uses. Learn what they're used for, what they're made from and more with this guide.

Coffee Doser Definition, Pros, Cons & Hacks
Find out what a coffee doser is, how it works and the pros and cons of buying a machine with a built-in doser. Plus: But I already have a doser!

Compound Butter Recipes
Compound butters, or flavored butters, add incredible depth and flavor to even the simplest of afternoon tea dishes. Learn to make and pair your own.

Tea Party Menu Planning Tips and Ideas
Learn to plan a tea party menu and find afternoon tea recipes with this guide to tea party menus. It includes tips for selecting the best teas for afternoon tea, ideas for planning your tea party menu around a theme, and more.

Pumpkin Scones Recipe - How to Make Pumpkin Scones
This Pumpkin Scones Recipe is ideal for fall. You can use freshly cooked, pureed pumpkin or, for easy scones, just use canned pumpkin. Pair these pumpkin scones with coffee or a spiced tea.

Easy Ginger-Orange Scones Recipe
With ingredients like candied orange peel and crystallized ginger, you can make Easy Ginger-Orange Scones in about 20 minutes.

Cranberry Scone Recipes
Cranberry scones are a classic afternoon tea snack. This collection of cranberry scone recipes includes scones made with fresh and dried cranberries, as well as Pecan-Cranberry Scones, Vegan Lemon-Cranberry Scones, Cranberry-Orange Scones and more.

Easy Almond Scone With Cinnamon and Vanilla Recipe
This recipe for Almond Scones includes sliced almonds, almond extract, cinnamon and vanilla extract. The scones can be prepared with heavy cream or buttermilk.

Lavender Scones Recipe
This variation on classic cream scones is ideal for afternoon tea or brunch.

Essential Scone Toppings & Spreads
Clotted cream... Lemon curd... Strawberry jam... Scones just aren't scones when they lack toppings! Find out what to use for different kinds of scones, plus check out recipes for DIY toppings.

Recipes for a Complete Afternoon Tea Menu
Learn to make tea sandwiches, scones and more for your afternoon tea party or gathering.

Flavored Sugars for Coffee, Tea & Sweets
Learn to make lavender sugar, vanilla sugar, elderflower sugar and more, plus get tips for using flavored sugars in coffee, tea and sweets.

Matcha Butter Recipe
Matcha Butter can be used in lieu of regular butter in many recipes and can be used to top muffins, toast and other foods.

How to Make Herbed Butter
This simple and versatile recipe for herbed butter can be prepared as a sweet butter or a savory butter. It is wonderful for use on finger sandwiches, savory or sweet scones, rolls and other foods that include butter.

Latte Flavored Ice Cubes Recipe
Tired of watered-down iced coffee drinks? Freeze milk and coffee into latte-flavored ice cubes and keep your iced lattes, iced espresso and other iced coffee drinks from getting watered down.

Coffee Menu Drinks
Espresso drinks are an art form for many a barista, but there are many other coffee drinks and non-coffee drinks worth exploring on your local coffeehouse menu. From Italian soda to microlot coffee, this guide will help you navigate beyond the world of espresso-based drinks.

Frothing, Foaming & Steaming Milk Instructions
Learn to froth milk, foam milk and steam milk using an espresso machine or stovetop for drinks like cafe lattes, cappuccinos and flat whites.

Hot Milk Drink Recipes
From hot chocolate to milk tea to lattes, there are lots of great drinks made with hot milk, including Hong Kong Milk Tea and Holiday Eggnog.

Milk Tea Recipes - Matcha Lattes, Masala Chai & More
From the kitchens of the United Kingdom to the street vendors of Malaysia and India to the chic cafes of Japan, milk tea is a popular type of tea around the world.

Vegan Cafe au Lait Recipe
This vegan version of Cafe au Lait is a rich, creamy and lactose-free soymilk-coffee blend.

Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea Recipe (Pantyhose Tea)
Hong Kong milk tea is also known as “pantyhose tea” or “silk stocking tea” because it is often brewed in a large tea sock that resembles pantyhose. It has a smooth, creamy texture and beguilingly sweet, full flavor.

Top Stocking Stuffers
Top stocking stuffers for coffee and tea lovers

Coffee & Tea Drink Reviews, Equipment Reviews & Media Reviews
Looking for your ideal bottled tea, instant coffee or home brewing equipment? These tea and coffee reviews cover brewing equipment for coffee and tea (and equipment for other hot drinks), store-bought and homemade beverages, and coffee and tea books, DVDs and other media. Read on and buy smart.

Kombucha Ingredients and How to Get a SCOBY
In step one of these kombucha-making instructions, learn what you'll need to make kombucha, and where to get a kombucha

How to Make Kombucha - How to Brew Tea for Kombucha
To make kombucha tea, you'll first need to brew a very strong batch of sweet tea. This tea will ferment into kombucha once you add the SCOBY (or kombucha

How to Make Kombucha - Sanitize Brewing Equipment
When you're making kombucha, it is important to sanitize all your equipment well. This tutorial explains how to sanitize your kombucha making equipment with apple cider vinegar, a bleach solution or a commercial sanitizer.

How to Make Kombucha - Reusing the SCOBY
You can reuse the same kombucha mother (or SCOBY) again and again. Here's how.

How to Make Kombucha - How to Ferment Kombucha
Once you've added your kombucha SCOBY to your sweet tea, it's time to ferment your tea into kombucha.

How to Make Kombucha - Cold Tea Recipe
Once you've brewed a strong, sweet tea, you can add your kombucha mother to begin fermentation. Page 4.

How to Make Kombucha - How to Bottle Kombucha
When your kombucha is done fermenting, you can bottle it in glass jars or glass bottles sealed with plastic-lined lids or wooden corks.

How to Make Kombucha - How to Monitor Kombucha Fermentation
Depending on the ambient temperature and your preferred flavor, your kombucha may take five to 14 days to ferment. Learn to monitor your kombucha's fermentation during this time.

Top Plunger Pots and French Presses
Top Plunger Pots and French Presses

Top Tea Ceremony Books
Learn about chado, Chinese tea culture, afternoon tea and more with these top tea ceremony books.

Zojirushi Stainless Mug With Tea Strainer Review - Zojirushi Thermos With Built-In Tea Infuser Review
In addition to being incredibly useful and effective, Zojirushi's Stainless Mug With Tea Strainer is also customizable.

Zojirushi Tuff Slim Unbreakable Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle Review
Zojirushi's Tuff Slim is almost everything you'd want in a Thermos-style beverage container. It is made from stainless steel, great at retaining heat, unbreakable and easy to use.

Tea Strainers
Find out about different types of tea strainers (such as tea infuser baskets, bombillas and tea socks), plus check out which one to select for your particular tea needs (such as durability, low price or ease of use for travel).

Romantic Teas - Valentine's Day Teas / Wedding Teas
Teas can be a romantic alternative to alcohol for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries and other romantic celebrations. From rose teas and chocolate teas to chrysanthemum flowers and blooming teas, these are my top recommendations for a romantic tea for your next special occasion your loved one.

Top Flavored Teas
Learn about the most popular types of flavored teas out there, including Earl Grey Tea, Jasmine-Flavored Teas, Lemon Tea and more. Plus, compare prices on flavored teas.

Top Green Teas
Top Green Teas

Coffee and Tea in Your New Diet Plan
On a new diet plan? See how coffee and tea fits into your eating requirements for Paleo, Sugar Busters, South Beach and more.

Stevia - A natural sweetener
Stevia is a natural herbal sweetener that is slowly becoming accepted. Learn all about it, and its uses in coffee and tea, on About.com Coffee / Tea.

Top Large Drip Coffee Makers
Making coffee for a large family, a crowd, an office or a couple of coffee junkies? Check out these large drip coffee machines, from 8-12 cups each.

Top Blenders for Smoothies
Want to blend smoothies, juices and other drinks at home? Check out the top blenders for smoothies and other drinks, including Vitamix, Magic Bullet & more.

Top Camping Coffee Equipment
Going camping? Need good coffee? Check out the top coffee equipment for camping, including a titanium French press, a portable espresso maker & more.

Top Thermoses and Thermal Bottles
Looking for a Thermos, carafe or vacuum bottle to keep your drink hot (or cold!) for a long time? Check out top five picks from Thermos, Zojirushi & more.

Tea Maker Reviews - Makers From Zarafina, Adagio & More
From Breville's One Touch Tea Maker to a host of iced tea makers, these are all the tea maker reviews you need to pick the best tea maker for your kitchen, your preferred teas and your budget.

Top Single-Serve Coffee Makers
Drinking alone? Check out reviews of the top single-serve coffee brewers from Bosch, Keurig and more, including brew sizes, product features & more.

Top Tea Kettles
Compare functions, styles and prices with this guide to the top 8 variable-temp tea kettles, electric water boilers and stovetop tea kettles.

Top Espresso Machines $500-$1000
Looking for a high-end espresso machine? Check out these top picks from $500 to $1000, including models from Jura-Capresso, Breville, La Pavoni & more.

Top Espresso Machines under $100
Looking for an espresso machine that does the job without breaking the bank? Check out these top recommendations on About Coffee / Tea.

Top Filtered Water Bottles
Need a filter water bottle for camping or hiking? Or just to get the nasty chlorine taste out of tap water on the go? Check out the top 7 filter bottles.

Top Coffee Recipe Books
Anyone who loves making coffee needs some great coffee recipes. Here, you'll find the top ten coffee recipe books, including classics and new picks alike.

Jura Capresso Espresso Machine Reviews
Jura-Capresso is known for its easy-to-use espresso machines. The Impressa line's One Touch espresso makers provide cappuccinos, espresso shots and other espresso drinks at the touch of a button. The Impressa S9, Z7 and C9 each offer their own perks and price points. Compare each to find the best model for you.

Top Coffee Filters
How you filter your coffee can impact how you brew it, how you clean it up and how it impacts the planet. Learn about the top three coffee filters.

Top Tea and Coffee Business Books
Considering opening a coffee or tea business? Check out these tea and coffee business books first! They'll help you get started and become profitable.

New Orleans (Cafe Noir) Coffee Recipe
New Orleans coffee (a.k.a. “Cafe Noir”) has a distinctive chocolate-caramel flavor, intensely dark color, thick consistency and lower-than-usual caffeine content thanks to its secret ingredient (chicory).

Top Coffee Gadgets for the Dorm Room
Going off to college soon? Don't forget the top coffee & tea equipment for your dorm! They're small. They're cheap. They get you the caffeine you need.

Top Coffee Percolators
Love the aroma and 'blub-blub' sound of coffee percolating? Check out these top five models, including options for stovetops, plug-ins, one and groups.

Top Automatic Espresso Machines
Top Automatic Espresso Machines

Top Espresso Machines $100-$500
Looking for an inexpensive to mid-range espresso machine? See these top espresso machines from $100 to $500, including picks from Gaggia, Krups & more.

Iced Tea Makers
These iced tea makers used to be a rare oddity in the kitchen gagdet world, but more and more companies are making them now. Brewing iced tea is now even easier.

Popular Green Tea Choices for Beginning Tea Drinkers
If you're new to green tea, selecting the best green teas for your tastes can be daunting. Find the best green teas for newbies with this guide to green tea types.

Top Home Coffee Roasters
Interested in roasting your own coffee beans at home? Roast your own green beans for customized coffee with one of these top 5 home coffee roasters.

Best Afternoon Teas (Top Ten Picks)
Wondering which teas to serve or order at afternoon tea? Look no further than this list of top ten teas for afternoon tea.

Best Black Tea Types
Get unbiased reviews and opinions on which black teas to try, including the best black teas for new tea drinkers, the best rare black teas and more.

Top Small Drip Coffee Makers
Looking to brew coffee for one, two or a small group? Check out these top small drip coffee makers, including top picks from Delonghi, Zojirushi & more.

English Breakfast Tea
Bolder than the typical black tea. More popular than Earl Grey. Brewed in unexpected ways. Learn about English Breakfast Tea with the definitive guide.

Brisk (Tasting Term)
Usually, the same short definition of

Goat Cheese & Tapenade Tea Sandwiches
These quick, simple, elegant tea sandwiches are ideal for any French- or Middle Eastern-inspired afternoon tea, plus they pair wonderfully with coffee.

Malty (Tasting Term)
The terms malt, malty & maltiness are often used in beer tasting, whisky tasting & tea tasting, but many people don't know how to ID it. Here's how.

Savory, Sweet & Fruit Scone Recipes
This collection of scone recipes includes savory scones, fruit scones, basic scones tutorials and more.

Scones Recipes - How to Make Scones - Savory, Sweet & Fruit Scone Recipes
This collection of scones recipes includes savory scones, fruit scones, basic scones tutorials and more. Page 2.

How Much Caffeine Is in Coffee, Tea, Cola and Other Drinks?
Find out how much caffeine is in coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cola, energy drinks, yerba mate and more with this guide to caffeine levels in drinks.

What Is Sri Lankan (Ceylon) Tea? - Definition
Ceylon tea is the world's most popular iced tea base, as well as a popular hot tea type. Learn more about this popular tea category.

Honest Tea Reviews: Lemon Tea (Just a Tad Sweet), Half & Half and (Not Too) Sweet Tea
Honest Tea is one of the most famous tea companies in the United States. Their bottled iced teas are organic and are less sweet than most, plus they're available in many grocery stores, convenience stores and gas stations in America. Check out reviews for some of their most popular flavors here.

Kombucha: Immortal Health Elixir or Homemade Poison?
Kombucha is widely purported to be an incredibly healthy drink. However, some (including the Mayo Clinic) warn that it may be dangerous. What's the truth about kombucha tea? Find out with this detailed look at the pros and cons to drinking kombucha for health reasons.

Tea (Finger) Sandwiches Recipes by Type
Tea sandwiches (or. Coffee/Tea.

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches - Fingerfood Recipes
Afternoon tea often includes several types of tea sandwiches.

Iced Breakfast Tea Latte Recipe
This Iced Breakfast Tea Latte Recipe from The Tea Spot is a variation on a regular iced latte. It uses a homemade black tea concentrate (made of a

Best Lemon Iced Tea Recipes
Lemon iced tea is the world's most popular iced tea flavor. Find out why with these fantastic lemon iced tea recipes, including a jasmine tea lemonade, a blackberry lemon iced tea, two Southern sweet teas and more.

Unusual Tea Types - What are Yellow, Pu-erh, Scented/Flavored & Blended Teas?
There are thousands of types of tea in the world. Each of these tea types has processing methods, aromas and flavors that set it apart from the rest. Here’s what makes each tea type unique. Page 2.

Tea Types - Black, Green, Oolong and Others
There are thousands of types of tea in the world. Each of these tea types has processing methods, aromas and flavors that set it apart from the rest. Here's what makes each tea type unique.

Tea Flavor and Aroma Profiles by Tea Type
Each of the thousands of types of teas in the world has a different flavor and aroma, but there are some generalizations that can be made about the tea flavor profiles. These general tea tasting notes can be helpful reference points for understanding flavors.

The Best Chocolate Milkshake Recipe
Avoid newbie mistakes and learn to make the best chocolate milkshake you've ever tasted with this easy recipe.

Coffee Chocolates
Learn how and why coffee and chocolate go hand in hand with these coffee chocolate reviews, recipes, gift ideas and pairing tips.

Pukka Detox Tea Review
A detox tea that actually tastes great? You bet! Get tasting notes, health info and more in this Pukka Detox tea review on About.com Coffee / Tea.

Pukka Cleanse Herbal Infusion
Pukka Cleanse is an herbal blend for supporting cleansing. Unlike many cleanse teas, it tastes great! Read the full review (incl. tasting notes) here.

Pukka Three Mint Review
This five-star teabag is organic, caffeine-free and delicious. Get tasting notes, health info and more for this Pukka blend on About.com Coffee / Tea.

Floral Iced Tea Recipes
Learn to make cold-brewed hibiscus infusion, seductive rose iced tea, one-of-a-kind chamomile punch and more with these top iced floral tea recipes.

SWEET Iced Tea Recipes
Learn to make classic Southern sweet tea, sweetened iced matcha lattes and iced teas sweetened in unusual ways (e.g., with rose water or brown sugar).

Chicory Definition, Health Benefits and Recipes
Chicory is a popular substitute for coffee, as well as a central ingredient in 'chicory coffee' recipes. Learn what chicory is, find chicory recipes, and more with this guide to chicory.

Tea & Obesity: Q&A With an MD
You've heard the hype. Now get the facts about tea and weight loss in a Q&A with an MD. Learn which teas aid in weight loss, how tea helps & more.

Is There Nicotine in Tea? - Studies and Facts
A reader asks,

Nicotine in Tim Hortons Coffee?
Have you heard the rumor that Tim Hortons coffee contains nicotine (and also MSG)? Find out the truth about Tim Hortons coffee's ingredients here.

Teas for Stress
This list of teas for stress includes stress-busting herbs like chamomile and mint, plus plenty of recipes to make your own anti-stress teas at home.

Words for Tea in Japanese, French & Other Languages
Have you ever wondered how to say

Neem Tea Benefits and Recipes
Learn all about neem tea, including where it comes from, what it is used for in Ayurveda and how to make neem tea at home.

Does Hot Tea Really Cool You Down?
You've probably heard that drinking hot tea in hot weather cools you down. Find out the truth with this article on tea and thermodynamics made simple.

Easy Fresh Mint Tea Recipe
Learn how to make caffeine-free mint tea with this easy recipe. You can use fresh peppermint, spearmint or other mints. It can be enjoyed hot or iced.

How Much Caffeine is in Coffee & Espresso?
Find out how much caffeine is in your favorite coffee and espresso drinks with this guide to caffeine levels by brand and by preparation method.

How Much Caffeine is in Your Morning Coffee?
The average cup of coffee has 100 mg caffeine, but a Starbucks drink can have five times that amount. Find out how much caffeine is REALLY in your coffee.

Lemonade Recipes
This collection of lemonade recipes includes recipes for classic lemonade, pink lemonade, lavender lemonade, Arnold Palmers and more.

Top Cold Drinks for Summer
Top cold drinks for summer

How Much Caffeine Is in Green Tea? (And How to Reduce It)
Many people think that green tea has no caffeine, but it can contain up to 75 mgs per serving! Learn about caffeine in green tea, plus how to reduce it.

Amount of Sugar in Starbucks Drinks
Find out how much sugar is in your favorite Starbucks drinks, including coffees, teas, hot chocolates and more.

How Much Caffeine Is in Starbucks Coffee Drinks?
Do you know how much caffeine is in your Starbucks coffee, espresso drink or Frappuccino? Find out with this comprehensive guide to Starbucks caffeine.

Starbucks Iced Espresso Drinks' Caffeine Contents
Starbucks' coffee and espresso drinks contain varying levels of caffeine. Find the amounts for popular Starbucks drinks with this list. Page 2.

Iced Lemon-Ginger Tea Recipe
Fiery ginger meets cool lemon and plenty of ice in this iced ginger-lemon tea recipe.

Blueberry Lemonade Recipe
Forget blue colorings--this blue lemonade gets its color from real blueberries, and its incredible flavor from vanilla and honey. Try it this weekend!

Top Caffeine-Free Iced Tea Recipes
Learn to make iced caffeine-free herbal infusions with these tasty, icy herbal tea recipes.

Ginger Root Health Benefits - Drinks, Recipes and More
Learn about different types of ginger root, explore the health benefits of ginger, find out how to make ginger tea, check out ginger recipes, and more, with this guide to ginger.

Ginger Tea Recipes - Basic, Flavored, Iced and More
Learn how to make ginger tea with these ginger tea recipes, including recipes for iced ginger tea, ginger tea cocktails and more.

Japanese Green Tea Rice - Ochazuke Recipe
Japanese Green Tea Rice is a classic Japanese recipe that combines sencha green tea, steamed rice and an assortment of other ingredients.

Lungo Definition - What are Lungos
A lungo is a variation on an espresso shot. It's pulled differently and has a different flavor profile, plus it's twice the size of a normal espresso.

Yerba Mate Herb - Reviews and Brewing Guide
Yerba mate is a popular South American herb that is brewed into a high-caffeine infusion. Learn the basics of this popular coffeehouse drink, and then check out more yerba mate information, including reviews, recipes and more.

Tea Latte Definition - What Are Tea Lattes?
Tea lattes (especially chai lattes and green tea lattes) are becoming popular coffeeshop drinks. Learn more about these drinks and what makes them unique.

Banana Mate "Tea" Smoothie Recipe
This caffeine-filled yerba mate

Yerba Mate Latte Recipe
This yerba mate latte recipe uses whole milk and sugar for a rich texture and full flavor. It can also be made with a milk alternative (such as soymilk or coconut milk) for a vegan yerba mate latte.

Western Tea Sets
What is (and what isn't) in a tea set? What are most tea sets made of? What are tea sets used for? Learn all this and more with the About Coffee / Tea guide to tea sets.

Milk Steamer Recipes - Caramel, Vanilla, Almond & More
Learn to make flavored milk steamers with this collection of easy steamer recipes and tips. It also includes recipes for making vegan steamers, dairy-free steamers and steamers that use spices and natural sweeteners in lieu of pre-made flavored syrups.

Green Tea (Matcha) Latte - Summer Recipe
An invigorating, healthy recipe for an iced, blended matcha green tea latte. It's a cool summer treat that's great with breakfast or for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

How to Make a Matcha Paste
How to Make a Matcha Paste. Coffee/Tea.

How to Blend a Matcha Latte
How to Blend a Matcha Latte. Coffee/Tea.

Blend Matcha Latte Until Smooth
How to Blend a Matcha Green Tea Latte

Serving a Matcha Green Tea Latte
How to Serve a Green Tea Matcha Latte

Blend Matcha Green tea Lattes in Batches
How to Blend Matcha Green Tea Lattes in Batches

Add Rum to Taste for Matcha Green Tea Lattes
How to Add Rum to Taste for Matcha Green Tea Lattes

Different Kinds of Sugar for Your Coffee or Tea
What are the differences between the kinds of sugar you can use to sweeten your coffee or tea.

Best Madeleines Recipes
This collection of the best Madeleines recipes includes recipes for French Madeleine cookies / cakes.

Easy Vanilla Chai Recipe
You can make your own vanilla chai lattes at home with this easy recipe. It's as good (or better than) a coffeeshop version, plus you control what goes into it.

Cranberry Iced Tea (a.k.a. 'Boston Iced Tea')
Often called 'Boston Iced Tea,' this cranberry iced black tea is a bright red, flavorful drink that's perfect for picnics, barbecues and the 4th of July.

Sweet Tea Defined
Learn the meaning of 'sweet tea,' find related terms, get sweet tea recipes and more with this definition of sweet tea.

Apple Tea Recipes
Crisp, cooling apple meets refreshing iced tea in these easy recipes.

How to Sweeten Coffee & Tea With Sugar Alternatives
For a sweeter cuppa, most people simply add sugar, but there are lots of alternative sweeteners for coffee and tea, such as honey, agave nectar, molasses, simple syrup and artificial sweeteners.

Red Rooibos Caffeine-Free Chai Recipe
Red Chai is a fantastic rooibos chai recipe from The Tea Spot. It is caffeine free, but just as flavorful as traditional masala chai.

Liquid Sweeteners
Iced coffee and tea can be difficult to sweeten with regular sugar. However, there are several easy (and tasty!) ways you can sweeten chilled or iced coffee or tea at home with liquid sweeteners.

Matcha Ginger Iced Tea Recipe
Matcha Ginger Iced Tea is an easy iced green tea recipe from Matcha Source. It combines the fresh, vegetal flavor of matcha green tea with grated ginger, lime juice and honey.

Rose Iced Tea Recipe
This Rose Iced Tea recipe features rosebuds, rose water, Nilgiri black tea and honey for a subtly sweet flavor.

How to Make a Cold Brewed Yerba Mate Infusion
This easy recipe for cold-brewed mate brews in the fridge overnight. It can be drunk straight, mixed with honey, or made into a yerba mate smoothie in the morning.

Spanish Coffee With Honey (Cafe con Miel) Recipe
In Spain, Cafe con Miel is often served after dinner. Learn to make your own with this easy, delicious recipe.

Oolong Iced Tea Recipe
Use honey to complement the natural sweetness of oolong tea in this iced tea recipe.

Iced Lemon Honey Yerba Mate Recipe
This iced lemon honey yerba mate drink is made with cold-brewed yerba mate, lemon juice and honey. The honey rounds out the bittersweet flavor of the yerba mate and the tartness of the honey. It's a great way to enjoy yerba mate on a hot day.

Honey in Tea or Coffee
Honey is a fantastic sweetener for either tea or coffee.

Watercress Egg Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe
This watercress egg salad tea sandwich recipe is similar to the recipe used for afternoon tea at Harrods in London.

Easy Dulce De Leche Recipe
Did you know that you can make homemade dulce de leche just by boiling a pot of water? Learn how with this insanely easy recipe hack.

Coffee Basics
New to coffee? Read more here. This 'Coffee 101' guide covers everything from bean basics and coffee drink basics to coffee FAQ’s, simple recipes and easy-to-use, inexpensive products for those new to coffee. Learn how to select coffees you’re likely to love, how to store coffee and more.

Strawberry Basil Yerba Mate Recipe - Blend Ingredients
Blend the strawberries, basil and powdered sugar on the

Strawberry Basil Yerba Mate Recipe - Combine Iced Yerba Mate & Blended Strawberries
The use of yerba mate in lieu of water gives Strawberry Basil Yerba Mate more flavor and antioxidants than regular strawberry agua fresca.

Strawberry Basil Yerba Mate Recipe - Serve Strawberry Basil Yerba Mate
Serve Strawberry Basil Yerba Mate immediately.

Coffee Origins, Growing, Processing, Roasting, Blending & Cupping
Learn about cupping coffee, read coffee tasting notes, and learn about coffee varietals, harvesting and processing with this collection of advanced coffee articles.

Easy, Rich, Dense Mocha Cake Recipe
Combine bold coffee and satisfying chocolate in one rich, dense, moist mocha cake. This 'one-bowl cake recipe' is easy to make and to clean up after.

French Roast Coffee Explained
From the color to the intense, smoky notes and the rich sheen to the acidity, learn what makes French roast coffee unique amongst coffee roasts.

Coffee Defined
Get the complete definition for coffee (including its various meanings in different contexts) on About Coffee / Tea.

Coffee/ Tea - Information on Caffeine
You may know that caffeine is found in coffee and tea, but do you really know what caffeine is? Learn more about caffeine, including its chemical structure, how it works, where it's found, and more, with this guide to caffeine.

Coffee Makes You Poop: Who, When & Why
In popular culture, coffee is thought to make you poop. It is often joked that coffee is a bean, thus coffee will impact the bowels. Although coffee isn't really a bean, but a seed, it has been linked to some serious pooping for certain people at certain times. Learn more.

Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, a high-quality coffee varietal from the tropics.

Caffeine-Free Coffee
I'm not talking about decaf coffee--I'm talking about naturally caffeine free coffee. Caffeine-free coffee may seem like an oxymoron, but it turns out that it's a real thing.

How to Make an Herbal Lemonade
Rose lemonade, mint lemonade, sage lemonade and more... Learn to make them from fresh herbs, dried herbs or herb-flavored simple syrups with these easy methods.