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Caution is Not Inherently Bad, But Coffee Just Got a Bad Rap

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Coffee and tea share many healthful plant-based compounds. The science-based consensus is that each beverage holds significant benefits when consumed in moderation. But in the court of public opinion, coffee can’t seem to get a break. Last week a California Superior Court judge ruled that coffee sold in California must display a Prop 65 label that warns the product “contains one or more chemicals known to cause cancer…” The chemical is acrylamide. It is not added to coffee, it is a contaminant that forms during the roasting process. It is present in very small quantities in French fries, roasted meat,...

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Fruit Infusion Tea

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Fruit Infusion Tea

Fruit infusion tea Drinking tea is an all-time favourite for many people across the different age brackets who love taking tea during or after meal times, the UK we each contribute to the 165 million cups drunk each day. Tea comes in several categories; green tea, black tea, red tea, yellow tea, white tea, herbal tea and fruit infusions tea as well. The taste depends on the content of the drink whether it’s from green leaves, black leaves, white leaves or a mixed blend of fruits. However, the emphasis in this post is on fruit infusion tea, and we shall...

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Waste Plastic ~ How can We Help?

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Waste Plastic ~ How can We Help?

We were as horrified as you when watching Blue Planet 2 reporting on the impact plastics are having in our oceans. We have switched from using self adhesive plastic packaging tape to gummed paper tape, we would now ask for your help? Feedback on the condition of your parcels would be much appreciated, we would like to know that the gummed paper tape withstands the rigours of the Royal Mail. If successful this will be a permanent replacement.We are also offering to fill your containers when you visit the shop again to avoid plastic movement as we have contracts in place with...

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Herbal Tea Benefits

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Herbal Tea Benefits

  Herbal Tea Benefits The Tea Emporium 13 Ship Street, Brecon, Powys LD3 9AD To start with, we are not medically approved doctors or practitioners, the following information is all available from the web, we have just gone through and brought it all together for the products we supply. It is by no means complete as some of the herbs below have been used for thousands of years and we still don't know all the benefits to them? Please consult your doctor before taking any of the following herbs. Chamomile Tea: It is a herb that people have used for...

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All about the perfect cup of coffee?

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All about the perfect cup of coffee?

How to make the perfect cup of coffee There are so many elements that you need to consider to create the finest cup of coffee that satisfies your caffeine urge and tantalises your palate. Using the wrong equipment to create your coffee will result in a taste where the full flavour hasn’t been developed. Using low-quality beans will give you, unsurprisingly, a low-quality flavour while stale beans will mean the taste will have diminished. So, how do you make the perfect of coffee? This guide will explain all you need to know about one critical element – how to select...

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