WATCH: Why Does This Tea Cost $1,000 Per Pound?

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Drinking a hot cup of tea comes with a host of health benefits -- it can make you look younger, see better and maintain a healthy weight. It's the perfect drink for a dose of tranquility, but the boost in well-being wouldn't be quite up to snuff if it didn't taste delicious.During a conversation about how tea makes us happier and healthier, HuffPos

Food52: Homemade Vanilla Chai Syrup

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It's always more fun to DIY. Every week on Food52, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.Today: Lillie Auld of Butter Me Up Brooklyn is condensing all the flavors of your favorite chai into a spicy-sweet syrup you can use in your tea or coffee anytime.When we enter firmly

Adam Pervez: 5 Nairobi Gems Overlooked by Tourists

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Nairobi is a well-trafficked tourist destination, but few tourists stick around before or after their safaris. While the bush offers incredible experiences, seeing wildlife in their natural habitat, and visits with the Masai give an insight into what tribal life once was, these unique experiences are waiting for you in Nairobi.1. David Sheldrick Wi

Flowering Tea: Revolting Or Amazing?

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Here at HuffPost Taste HQ, we tend to be pretty like-minded. We all have a special place in our hearts for cheese, we know the majesty of a well-made and well-timed cocktail, and we can usually count on one another to like the sound of many of the same recipes. That's why when there is an infrequent yet formidable chasm between what one of us think

Cereal Milk Just Got A Winter-Time Makeover

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There is a phenomenon that occurs when you eat breakfast cereal, that is often referred to as "cereal milk." Your cereal sits in the milk as you eat it, infusing what's left in the bowl with its sugary sweetness for you to drink up after all the cereal's been eaten. Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City has capitalized on this phenomenon, turning the

You Can Now Wear Your Green Tea, We're Not Kidding

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It's time to put down that cup of tea and consider wearing it. Okay, you don't have to do that right this minute. But, Sacramento-based cheese maker and fashion designer Sacha Laurin is literally making tea clothing. In the above Fox News interview, Laurin's collection is described as kombucha couture -- kombucha meaning "fermented tea." She create

Nova Lorraine: Harlem's New Starbucks of Teas

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Have you ever had the feeling of overwhelming joy in one little cup? This is what I experienced after my first sips of Serengeti's Moroccan tea. Serengeti Teas is a quaint little tea and spice shop in the very eclectic upper Manhattan neighborhood -- Harlem. Move over Starbucks, a new experience has come to town. As I continued to sample a variety

This Fast Food Take On Loose-Leaf Tea Will Destroy Tea Bags Forever

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Move over, Teavana’s $27 express tea-brewing tumblers, there’s a new on-the-go loose-leaf tea innovation that comes free with purchase. A photo set posted by a baffled tourist unsure of how to steep the tea bought in Germany without a bag has been buzzing over Imgur. The secret was in the revolutionary lid -- it has a pump and filter mimicking

Elsa Giannakoudaki: A Little Bite Of Paris

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There are macarons and then there are Ladurée macarons. A 150-year-old legacy from France, Ladurée produces those beautiful and colorful sweet puffs you picture the chicest of Parisians nibbling on with their coffee. It's what you would picture Marie Antoinette, or at least Sophia Coppola's version, snacking on in her palatial, gilded palace. Mai

Pam Grout: Rize, Turkey: Where Real Magic Happens by Meeting With Locals

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Travel guidebooks have it all wrong. They tell us about hotels and restaurants and sights we don't want to miss.What they SHOULD tell us has but four words:"Get to know a local."When that happens (and it's a lot easier than you might think), real magic can begin. Locals, of course, know the best restaurants, have true insight about the must-see "si

Jim Hill: For Imagineer Joe Lanzisero, Hong Kong Disneyland's Mystic Manor Is a High Point of His Career

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You know what they say: If you want to get something done, ask a busy person to do it.Back in 2007, it's arguable that no one person was busier at The Walt Disney Company than Joe Lanzisero. As a Senior Vice President - Creative at Walt Disney Imagineering, Joe was riding herd on all of the Tokyo Disneyland and Hong Kong Disneyland Resorts' theme p

Alison Teal: More Southeast Asian Food -- for Better and Worse (PHOTOS)

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Durian fruit is a delicacy for some and intimidating for others. It not only has a thorny husk, but also a disgusting smell. Below is the fruit and a warning sign concerning it in the Singapore airport:Embryo eggs netted in the market so the chicks won't escape should they hatch overnight:Thailand's pink eggs:Tea being served in Thailand:Dragon Fru

The Morning Ritual Oprah Can't Live Without

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Oprah has always loved drinking tea, but the first time she ever had real chai was in Mumbai in 2012. She was sitting on the floor in the small 10-by-10-foot home of a welcoming Indian family as the husband served up a memorable, incredible cup of chai.Ever since, Oprah has considered herself a "pursuant of good, strong chai," even working with the

Mark Sisson: 7 Nighttime Rituals To Help You Unwind, Relax, And Chill Out (That Don't Involve Alcohol)

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Last week, I shared my evolving relationship with alcohol. I'm off it, basically. A big change has been at night; a glass or two of wine with Carrie used to be my nighttime ritual. It would help me unwind from a stressful day, relax and reconnect with my wife, and get me ready for bed. So when I decided to give up alcohol -- or at least make it an

The Daily Meal: A Beginner's Guide To Tea: Everything You Need To Know

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When it comes to tea, there's a dizzying amount of choices available these days. From Earl Grey to Constant Comment, most teas come from the same bushy plant, Camellia Sinensis. Any tea that doesn't come from this plant aren't actually "tea" per se -- these are referred to as tisane (or sometimes teasan). These are herbal blends and can contain jus

Jason King: Here's How Tea Reminds Us...

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"I promise this just might be the most fascinating conversation you will hear all week."With these words, podcast host Rich Roll introduces us to a Buddhist monk named Wu De who travels the world, teaching people the importance of... tea.  To be specific, teaching about tea as a metaphor for ancient wisdom about the interconnectedness of everythin

Liza de Guia: Tea Lovers, You're Drinking Tea All Wrong

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Meet Timothy Hsu, the founder and tea connoisseur behind The Mandarin's Tea Room, an underground, semi-secret, tea-speakeasy lost in the heart of SoHo. The first time I met Timothy, he got me tea drunk. Sip after sip, I could sense my serious mood slowly vanish. I left giddy. My steps, lighter. My mind, brighter. Timothy was pleased.I never heard o

Charles Karel Bouley: Teavolution USA: Tea Becomes a Green Economy in U.S. (VIDEO)

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Tea may have helped provide a high point in the history of the soon-to-be United State's Revolutionary War but now it is starting a revolution of its own -- a green economy that could rival that of the other growing green economy, cannabis.And it may have been that very famous tea party in Boston (which John Adams aptly described as the Destruction

William B. Bradshaw: Happy Birthday America

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Birthdays are fun to celebrate, and this week the United States as a nation will be celebrating what is officially named U.S. Independence Day. It was 238 years ago--July 4, 1776--that the Second Continental Congress, comprised of representatives from the thirteen North American British colonies, passed the Declaration of Independence, declaring t

Ali Rosen: Coffee for Tea Lovers

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For more food drink and travel videos visit www.potluckvideo.comCoffee of any variety is usually a welcome sign in the morning, but for some tea drinkers the classic beverage is a bit too overpowering.But it doesn't have to be the case! We went to Nobletree to get some advice on coffees that are light and bright enough to satisfy the average tea dr

Brigid Brett: Milk and Sugar

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There's a post on Facebook that's been making its rounds. The photo shows an elderly man with glasses and a nice smile, leaning against a railing overlooking the sea. The caption reads, "An Australian man living by a cliff has prevented about 160 suicides in his 50 years of living there by striking up a conversation with people contemplating suici

Jill Herzig: 5 Ways You Change When You Hang Out With Dr. Oz

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Every job change comes with lifestyle changes: You adjust to a different commute, switch your coffee place, maybe spiff up your wardrobe (a handbag upgrade is always in order, am I right?). But when you begin to work for Dr. Mehmet Oz, world-famous cardiothoracic surgeon and healthy lifestyle guru, the changes you make are a little out of the ordin

Elysabeth Alfano: Tea and Conversation with Smashing Pumpkins Frontman, Billy Corgan

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I had been wanting to sit down with Billy Corgan on The Dinner Party To Go Podcast for a while. There has been so much written about him and, as a fellow Chicagoan, his reputation locally - for better or worse - is larger than life. I prepared myself for a potentially abrasive encounter as I have read that he can be a tricky personality. In addi

Proof That Coffee Is More Popular Than Tea In Pretty Much Every Country

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We already know that Europeans are the biggest coffee drinkers, with residents of Scandinavian countries topping the list for per capita consumption. But what about the popularity of other hot beverages? Is it the cold of Northern Europe that drives the need for warm drinks, or an addiction to coffee's caffeine jolt? Is it more common to buy tea th
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