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WHO No Longer Thinks Coffee Will Give You Cancer

Unless it's served above 149 degrees

(Newser) - Celebrate the latest news from the WHO with a cup of joe: The organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer is set to reverse its rating of coffee as "possibly carcinogenic" Wednesday, noting there is "inadequate evidence" linking the beverage to cancers of the bladder, pancreas, and... More »

For First Time, You Can Buy World's Priciest Tea

Darjeeling tea will be available in online auctions in June

(Newser) - Some of the world's most expensive tea is grown in Darjeeling, India, but only sold to large tea houses in private weekly auctions. Next month, that 150-year-old tradition will come to an end. For the first time, Darjeeling tea will be sold online in new pan-India e-auctions beginning June... More »

Booming Instagram Business: Pushing 'Teatox'

It's a lucrative scramble for those pushing the countless varieties

(Newser) - Anyone who's spent a little time on Instagram has likely encountered some kind of ad pushing tea that promises to detoxify your body and help you shed a few pounds to boot. Maybe Flat Tummy Tea or Lyfe Tea or My Beauty Tea or Fit Tea, or ... and on... More »

Homemade Poppy Tea May Have Killed College Student

Cops: Steven Austin Underhill drank tea from store-bought poppy seeds

(Newser) - Dose matters, and a 21-year-old engineering student at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., may have learned that lesson in the most irrevocable of ways. Steven Austin Underhill died Sunday , and police say it's possible a lethal concentration of homemade poppy tea is to blame. While a toxicology report... More »

What It Takes to Be a Tea Sommelier

For one thing, an extensive knowledge of flower scents

(Newser) - Tea consumption is on the upswing in the US, and with that comes the rise of high-end varieties and yes, even tea sommeliers. For those interested in acquiring such a title, it's time to get up to speed on the scents of flowers, reports Modern Farmer . The website interviews... More »

Behind Man's Kidney Failure: Excess of Iced Tea

16 glasses a day is probably not a good idea

(Newser) - A man's kidney failure has been linked to his excessive iced tea habit—but don't worry, you're probably not approaching the danger zone. The 56-year-old Arkansas man was drinking 16 glasses of the stuff daily, amounting to a gallon every day, the AP reports. Black tea contains... More »

Woman Fights for Life After Sipping Tea Laced With Lye

The restaurant says a worker mistook the cleaning solution for sugar

(Newser) - An employee at Dickey's Barbecue Pit in South Jordan, Utah, appears to have mistaken lye, an odorless chemical found in drain cleaners, for sugar, and made a batch of "sweet" tea with it. Jan Harding, a 67-year-old grandmother out to lunch with her husband and friends after church... More »

Woman Loses Teeth Due to Very Strong Tea

Her daily pitcher made with 150 bags caused big problems

(Newser) - Tea: It's good for you , but only if you don't drink too much of it. And by "too much of it," we mean a pitcher made with 100 to 150 tea bags. That's how much a Detroit woman drank each day, and doctors eventually realized... More »

Cut Diabetes Risk: Drink Tea

Countries that drink black tea less likely to get diabetes

(Newser) - Care for a spot of type 2 diabetes, luv? No? Then you might want to consider forming a tea habit. A new study analyzing data from 50 countries has concluded that the countries that drank the most black tea also had the lowest type 2 diabetes rates, and lower obesity... More »

Starbucks to Open Tea-Only Shop

Tazo tea store comes just 3 months after Starbucks opens juice bar

(Newser) - No wonder Starbucks ditched the words on its logo last year. The coffee behemoth is continuing to move beyond java with the opening of its first tea-only shop this fall in Seattle, reports the Seattle Times . The announcement comes just three months after it opened its first juice bar , called... More »

Caffeine Takes Toll on Morning People's Sleep

But the slumber of night owls isn't affected

(Newser) - Morning person? You might want to go easy on the coffee. A new study suggests that caffeine intake during the day is more likely to disrupt a morning person's sleep than a night owl's. Researchers had 50 college students track their caffeine intake and sleep patterns for a... More »

Brits Perk Up as Starbucks Doubles Espresso Shots

Tea-drinkers will get strongest Starbucks drinks in the world

(Newser) - Get ready to get your buzz on, Britain. Starbucks is planning to double espresso shots in all its lattes and cappuccinos served in the UK. The move has been brewing since customer requests for extra shots started skyrocketing two years ago, say company officials. The new shots boosting caffeine and... More »

World's Priciest Tea Made Using Truly Gross Ingredient

Wildlife expert plans to use panda poo to make $36K-per-pound tea

(Newser) - If you thought the world's most expensive coffee was disgustingly weird, you haven't seen anything yet: A wildlife expert in China is trying to make the world's priciest tea. The costly ingredient? Panda poop. An Yanshi plans to use the feces he has collected from a panda... More »

Foodies, Meet Your New Obsession: Rooibos Tea

South African import has lots of buzz and the requisite health claims

(Newser) - Move over quinoa and acai berry. The next big thing in the culinary world just might be rooibos (roy-boss) tea. "It's a robust herbal tisane (not technically a tea), and its flavor has an almost tobacco-like, nutty quality," writes Jessica Grose at Slate . Full of antioxidants, the... More »

Rush Limbaugh Hawks Tea: 'Folks, It Is Kickbutt'

Radio host launches Two If By Tea brand, selling 12 bottles for $23.76

(Newser) - Thirsty Tea Partiers will be glad to learn that Rush Limbaugh has a fruity new sideline. The conservative radio host has launched his own brand of iced tea, made just like his mom did and available in original and raspberry flavors (plus, diet versions!), reports the Palm Beach Post... More »

Tea Keeps You Just as Hydrated as Water

So, drink away, caffeine lovers

(Newser) - Good news, tea lovers: You know all that water you're supposed to drink every single day? Well, you can substitute tea for at least some of it, a new clinical trial shows. Despite the fact that tea is caffeinated, the study shows that four to six mugs of it per... More »

Plane Makes Emergency Landing Due to ... Tea Spill

(Newser) - No, this has nothing to do with the tea party, nor is this spill anything like the one in the Gulf. For the passengers on one Rynair flight, disaster struck in the form of ... spilled tea. A 56-year-old woman accidentally dropped the hot liquid on herself on a flight from... More »

Fire Up the Kettle: Trump Peddling Tea

Would you care for a cup of Park Avenue?

(Newser) - Want to be just like the Donald? Comb over the hair, put on your best Trump tie, and pour a spot of tea. The business magnate is introducing the cleverly named Trump Tea, a premium line whose four initial blends take their name from his favorite haunts: Park Avenue, Union... More »

Trendy Kombucha Vanishes Over Alcohol Worries

Fans lament trendy tea's absence

(Newser) - It's a fermented, pungent tea, but it's the alcohol that can lurk inside of kombucha that's causing a stink. In the past month, the ancient and trendy tea has vanished from the shelves of Whole Foods and other retailers as the government tests raw kombucha to determine whether it should... More »

Woman Sues Starbucks Over Scalding Tea

NYC plaintiff claims she suffered second-degree burns

(Newser) - Hey, it worked against McDonald's: A New York woman is seeking unspecified damages from Starbucks after being served tea that was "unreasonably hot." The lawsuit says she suffered second-degree burns because of Starbuck's negligence, which caused "great physical pain and mental anguish," the New York Daily ... More »

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