Here’s how much money you could save by making coffee at home

When it comes to urban legends of questionable veracity, “you’ll save big money by not buying coffee from a cafe” is one of the most commonly recited ones — probably up there with that one about how your roommate’s cousin’s boyfriend’s Pilates teacher once bought some gum that had spider eggs in it. But every…

Black Teas of Parker’s Cup

Black tea is by far the most consumed tea in the Western world and it consists of 90% of the tea trade volume. The most common black teas are found in places like China, where the methods for making black tea originated. Black Tea is also grown in India which supplies a significant portion of…

Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.” While I fully support the backlash…

Yerba Mate Tea vs Coffee

Perhaps you’re thinking about replacing coffee with yerba mate. So you’re now wondering, what’s the difference between yerba mate caffeine and coffee caffeine? Good question. And it may surprise you that caffeine apparently has different effects, depending on the plant it’s contained within. Today, we’ll shed some light on the “Yerba Mate vs Coffee” debate….

13+ Coffee Shop Secrets Your Barista Won’t Tell You

Rude customers, deluxe espressos and the perfect cup of coffee – all in a day’s work for your barista. How do they do it? Here are their best-kept secrets. 1. If You’re Not at Starbucks, Don’t Order Like You Are If you want a Caramel Macchiato, you’re in the wrong place. Take the time to…

Apricot Supreme Tisane: Parker’s Pick

This Supreme Apricot Tisane tea is the sweetest apricot flavor around. If you love the sweet fruit with its soft fragrance and delicious taste, you will love the fresh apricot, rosehips, hibiscus leaves, and marigold petals. With a fresh, rejuvenating flavor, the Supreme Apricot Tisane is perfect hot or cold. If you like the benefits…

Gourmet Tea – How To Prepare Each Variation Like A Pro

Stand on Ceremony Tea, much like coffee, has an air of custom to it. Whether you envision a Japanese tea ceremony like this from The Karate Kid Part II or a British afternoon tea like this at The Ritz London or just a relaxing cup and some cookies with a friend, drinking tea is a way to refresh yourself…

Why Green Tea?

In the last few years, tea has picked up significantly in popularity across the world, as scientists and the general public are learning more about the beverage’s benefits. Among all teas, green tea is the second most widely consumed. What makes this tea appeal to so many consumers in different regions of the world? Does…

What is TEA

What is tea? That’s a good question! Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world, surpassed only by water. An often-surprising fact to tea novices is that all teas (Black, Green, Oolong, White, and Pu’erh) come from the same plant. The scientific name of this versatile plant is Camellia sinensis (it’s actually related…