Acidic food and drinks can cause us problems. They can cause kidney stones, bone and muscle deterioration, can damage our teeth, and much more. But that's only if they are consumed in excess. Even the most acidic teas won't cause you any problems. Unless you consume more than a few cups a day or your body is especially acidic already. Despite that, it makes sense … [Read more...] about Is Green Tea Acidic? (What About Black Tea Or Herbal Teas?)
Green Tea Side Effects On Periods (And How To Minimize Negative Ones)
Green tea is hugely beneficial. We all know that already. And it is no different during your period. Green tea has some amazing benefits to help you through this difficult time. But it also has some negative side effects that can make your period worse. The good news is that you can easily minimize (or avoid altogether) those bad effects. Keep reading to learn … [Read more...] about Green Tea Side Effects On Periods (And How To Minimize Negative Ones)
Does Matcha Go Bad? (Plus What You Can Do About It)
Have you ever had bad-tasting matcha? Then you probably had matcha that went bad. Or you bought a cheap brand that used low quality tea. And sometime, cheap brands use tea that was never fresh to begin with, on top of it being low quality. That said, matcha that has gone bad is not the end of the world. Keep reading to learn how fast matcha can go bad and how you … [Read more...] about Does Matcha Go Bad? (Plus What You Can Do About It)
Does Black Currant Tea Have Caffeine? (Plus The Health Benefits)
Black currant tea contains a ton of healthy compounds. They combine to offer some amazing health benefits. In other words: this is a great tea to drink. It tastes great and improves your overall health. But what about caffeine? Does black currant tea contain caffeine? This is an important question, whether you want caffeine in your tea or not. Keep reading for … [Read more...] about Does Black Currant Tea Have Caffeine? (Plus The Health Benefits)
Why Does Tea Make You Poop?
We've all been there, right? You're halfway through your morning cup of tea and you suddenly have to run to the bathroom. Wait...I haven't been there. Have you? If I'm honest, tea has never made me have to poop. Definitely not in the same way that coffee can. But tea does have some laxative properties. And some kinds of tea--herbal teas, not ones made from the … [Read more...] about Why Does Tea Make You Poop?
Why Does Tea Make You Pee?
I've always had a fast metabolism and a small bladder. That means a lot of trips to the bathroom. A single beer could send me to the restroom several time, in 20 minute intervals. And the same thing happens with tea. It does not make you pee as much as alcohol, but it definitely makes you pee more than other drinks It's not just your imagination. But what is … [Read more...] about Why Does Tea Make You Pee?
What Kind Of Tea Is Served In Chinese Restaurants?
We've all been there. You go to a Chinese restaurant and they bring you some tea. Usually it's in a small pot that you use to fill your tiny cups. You try some and it is incredible. Part of that is due to the atmosphere, but it's also due to quality tea leaves that are brewed perfectly. This means that you can recreate the experience at home. But you need to get the … [Read more...] about What Kind Of Tea Is Served In Chinese Restaurants?
Tea Bag For Drawing Out Infection (Does It Really Work?)
Do you have a serious infection? Then see a doctor! This is a site about tea. Nothing on here constitutes any type of medical advice. But if you have a small infection that you weren't going to see a doctor for anyway (it's probably better you do, though), then it makes sense to look for easy home remedies. And nothing is easier than simply slapping a tea bag on … [Read more...] about Tea Bag For Drawing Out Infection (Does It Really Work?)
Does Bubble Tea Have Caffeine? (And Is It Healthy?)
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?)
Does Tea Break A Fast? (And What You Can’t Add To It)
Not everyone realizes this. Fasting doesn't just mean you can't eat. Most drinks are off limits, too. The generally accepted rule is that you can't consume anything with more than 50 calories. That rules out most canned or bottled drinks. But does it rule out tea? And if so does it rule out all types of tea? The answer is no. But also yes. Let's dive in and … [Read more...] about Does Tea Break A Fast? (And What You Can’t Add To It)