You give up a lot when you're pregnant. Especially if you want to heed all of the advice and always do what is best for your baby. You've probably heard that caffeine is bad for pregnant women. Does that mean you have to give up you favorite caffeinated drinks? For example, is chai tea safe during pregnancy, or is this delicious drink another of the many sacrifices … [Read more...] about Is Chai Tea Safe During Pregnancy? (And How Much Of It?)
I always feel I should explain this. Even though you probably already know. The phrase "chai tea" is redundant. Those two words mean the same thing. "Chai" is the word for "tea" in a number of languages, including Hindi. And India is where what we refer to as "chai tea" originates. But that has little to do with today's topic. You want to know what chai tea tastes … [Read more...] about What Does Chai Tea Taste Like? (Including Popular Variants)
I used to think milk tea was just tea with milk. Boy was I wrong. Ok, at its very heart, that is all it is. But there are so many different varieties of milk tea, all with subtle but distinct differences. A slightly different ingredient or a small change in the method of preparation leads to a drink with a different flavor profile. And one famous type of milk tea … [Read more...] about What Is Okinawa Milk Tea? (+The One Ingredient That Sets It Apart)
Want to pump up the flavor of your black tea? There are a ton of great additives that will enhance the black tea flavor. And some that will change the flavor profile completely. Many also provide additional health benefits. Not sure what to put in black tea and still end up with a great-tasting drink? Not a problem. Keep reading for a list of 9 great … [Read more...] about What To Put In Black Tea (9 Mouth-Watering Flavor Boosters)
Aren't all milk teas the same? Not exactly. Most are pretty similar, but there are slight variations between them. Due to the similarities, it is very common to confuse different types of milk tea. And one of the most commonly confused varieties is Hokkaido milk tea. What is Hokkaido milk tea and what sets it apart from other variations? Keep reading to find … [Read more...] about What Is Hokkaido Milk Tea? (And How To Make It)
Orange Pekoe tea is a bit confusing. It has nothing to do with the color orange. Or with the fruit. It does not look orange and it does not taste like an orange. So what is with the name, then? Keep reading. We'll get into the origins of the name below. You'll never guess where it comes from. We'll also cover everything else you need to know about orange … [Read more...] about What Is Orange Pekoe Tea? (It Has Nothing To Do With Orange!)
Is there even a difference? At first glance, Irish vs English Breakfast tea seems to be mostly the same. But there are a few key differences. The most important one concerns the composition of each blend, which affects the strength of the tea. One of these two teas is considerably stronger. That makes the two distinct enough that one or the other will definitely … [Read more...] about What Is The Difference Between Irish And English Breakfast Tea?
I remember my first time heading to Asia back in 2003. I went to Fukuoka Japan to teach English for a year. In my first week, I noticed several of my Japanese coworkers drinking a tan-colored drink with a bunch of little balls in the bottom. That's when I first learned about bubble tea. At the time, it had become hugely popular in Japan, after arriving from either Hong … [Read more...] about Does Bubble Tea Have Caffeine? (And Is It Healthy?)