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My Favorite Brands of Tea - Among Mainstream Tea Companies

I have tried hundreds of teas from dozens of different tea companies and brands of tea. There are a large number of smaller and specialty tea companies, and in some respects I tend to prefer ordering from these companies, as I like to support small business. However, I think among the larger and medium-sized players in the market, there are three companies that I strongly prefer to buy tea from. This article is about three of my favorite brands of tea.

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Specialty Coffee Industry Update

The specialty coffee industry is continuing to grow at a very rapid pace. There are so many people around the world that are literally addicted to coffee that this comes as no surprise! When it comes to metropolitan areas, you can find gourmet coffee shops on nearly every street corner. This is one of the fastest growing food industries out there, and coffee is being exported from many different countries throughout the world.

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Costa Rica and Coffee - Two Beans in a Pod Would Not Fit Any Better

The history of coffee in Costa Rica has a rich and unique tradition. Costa Rica is the only country in the world with an executive order (#19302-MAG, December 4, 1989), banning the production of any variety of coffee other than Arabica. This country has also enacted laws protecting an estimated 25% of its territory in order to preserve the 5% of the world's biodiversity it shelters, much of it in coffee plantations. Such closely knit relationship between the environment, laws and popular support for the brew is truly remarkable.

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Why People Like Coffee So Much?

There are a lot of facts and reasons why people like coffee so much. It is one of the beverages that a large number of people like. Many people love to start their day by drinking a cup of coffee. It stimulates the brain because it has caffeine in it. First, it makes the neurons in the human body more active. It also produces adrenaline in response to adrenal glands. Your heartbeat increases, your airways open and blood vessels constrict. Your muscles even get tense.

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The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety by Simon Mills and Kerry Bone

This is a book review of The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety by Simon Mills and Kerry Bone, published by Churchill Livingstone (2004).

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Brazil's Main Coffee Growing Areas

There are three main coffee growing areas in Brazil: Mogiana, Sul Minas and Cerrado. These areas feature moderate sunlight and rain. The temperatures are steady year-round at about 70 degrees Fahrenheit, ideal to grow Arabica and Robusta coffee trees. Arabica accounts for about 70% of total harvest. Robusta, a hardier plant that produces lower quality beans makes up the remaining 30%.

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Hot Beverages and Water Quality

It does not matter if you use the best coffee in the world or the cleanest, newest equipment, if the water quality is poor then the drink will not live up to expectations.

Water quality is the most crucial element in producing a well rounded and tasty coffee that looks as good as it tastes. A cup of black coffee is 99% water, so water quality is vital to ensure a superb tasting beverage.

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Finum Brewing Basket - Medium

The Finum Brewing Basket is a brewing basket designed for brewing loose tea and herbal tea. It is made of a stainless-steel mesh attached to a heat-resistant plastic frame. The Finum Brewing Basket is available in both medium and large sizes. This is a review of the medium size. The Finum Brewing Basket is manufactured by Riensch & Held Hamburg, a German company that specializes in the manufacture of tea filters, coffee filters, and other filters for use in home, office, and industrial settings.

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How to Select a Coffee of The Month Club

One of the most important questions that coffee lovers have is how to select a coffee of the month club. These clubs are a great way to get superior quality, as specialty coffee comes from all around the world at an inexpensive price. The recent claim in popularity for these clubs has opened up a new impression for local coffee shops to showcase their flavorful blends on the net.

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Harney & Sons Guide To Tea

The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea, by Michael Harney, published by Penguin Press in 2008, is a recent guide to tea. Michael Harney is best known for his tea association with Harney & Sons, a Connecticut-based tea company which sells both loose tea and tea bags. The book is well-written and easy to read, and contains a wealth of infomation. This review includes a few finer points of criticism of this otherwise outstanding book.

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