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Clean and Restore Metal Straws

How to properly scrub your reusable straws clean and tips to polish and restore the stainless steel. Plus extra advice for why the dishwasher isn't always a great idea for cleaning your straws. Read, learn, and get your metal straws nice and shiny again!

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Boba vs Bubble Tea

Boba Tea & Bubble Tea... What's The Difference? How are boba tea and bubble tea different? This is a tricky question because, well, they aren't! Bubble tea, a popular beverage that originated in Taiwan, is known by many names. Bubble tea can be called ‘pearl milk tea,’ 'boba tea,' ‘tapioca tea,’ or simply 'boba.' The name most popularly used for this drink will vary in different regions. The good news is that no matter what you call it (tapioca tea vs boba vs bubble tea... etc) you will still get the same basic drink! Bubble Tea 101 Bubble tea/boba tea is typically a rich milk tea that contains chewy balls of tapioca (called ‘boba’ or ‘pearls’), which provides a fun...

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Best Tea Before Bed

Tea Before Bed For many people, a nighttime cup of tea is their favored way to relax and wind down the day. A soothing cup can be the perfect way to prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep… just make sure to choose the right kind of tea! Read this guide to herbal teas to find the best tea before bed that will suit your sleep needs. Tisanes, Herbal Teas, and Fruit Infusions Tisanes, which can also be called herbal teas or fruit infusions, are a blend of herbs, flowers, fruits, and/or spices brewed using the same methods as tea. These ‘herbal teas’ are not true teas, since they don’t contain any part of the camelia sinensis plant (aka the...

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Brew a Tea - 6 Easy Steps!

Many Ways to Brew a Tea There are several different brewing methods you can employ to brew your perfect cup of tea. The most fundamental part of this is the form your tea comes in: tea bags or loose leaf. Tea bags are a popular way to brew, especially as an introductory step into the world of tea. Loose leaf tea, however, is more popular with tea fanatics, as you get more control over your brew. Whichever type you have, we'll teach you to make a delicious beverage! Using a Tea Bag This is the easiest way to brew a tea! Tea bags offer convenience; simply drop the bag in your hot water and you're brewing. If you're new to...

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