Did You Know There Is Ink In Your Tea?


Like any plant, the tea plant is composed of hundreds of different compounds. Some of the most interesting ones fall into the category of polyphenols, so called because of their molecular structure. These compounds, specifically a sub-category called “tannins” are responsible for the dark color you sometimes get in tea and they also account for the possible health benefits of tea.

 

This is the world’s oldest cocktail and it costs a whopping £5,000


Salvatore’s Legacy – which Donovan Bar in Mayfair, London, claims is the world’s oldest cocktail – costs a whopping £5,000 because of the ingredients used.

 

A Turk consumes an average of 1,300 cups of tea every year


A Turkish person consumes an average of 1,300 cups of tea every year, according to the head of a coffeehouse association.

 

Which Coffee Has the Most Caffeine?


Some people like coffee just for the taste, but most of us drink it because we rely on it to wake us up in the morning. With that being said, not all java was created equal in the sense that certain types contain more caffeine than others. So which kind will put more pep in your step?

 

Lies About Alcohol You Always Thought Were True


Alcohol is pretty awesome when consumed safely and in moderation, as no one likes an obnoxious drunk. Hell, some days the only reason we get out of bed is because “Happy Hour” exists, so there’s a lot we won’t judge.

 

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Chinese Cuisine


As we gear up for Adam Liaw’s most incredible and inspiring Destination Flavour adventure yet, we uncover a few highlights and whoa delights from one of the most influential cuisines known to humankind – Chinese.

 

Why beer tastes bad on a plane


If you travel a lot and you love beer, then you will understand the frustration: beer on planes is terrible.

 

The plastic straw was invented by the Sumerians for drinking beer


As sophisticated as ancient brewing practices were, there was still a chance for sediment to end up in a drinker’s pint, so Sumerians, Babylonians, and Egyptians were known to drink beer with straws made of reeds or gold, depending upon one’s social class.

 

Why don’t all beer bottles have screw caps?


The main reason breweries don’t use twist-offs is because they’re not as reliable a seal.  Screw caps don’t create as airtight of a closure, allowing more oxygen permeation. Oxygen is the enemy of fresh beer, so even tiny amounts of air sneaking into your bottle can eventually stale your beer.

 

The famous habit of spraying Champagne was a result of an accident


The famous habit of spraying champagne is in fact a result of an accident turned to tradition.

 
 
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