Steep the Perfect Cup of Hot Tea

How To : 3 Amazing Non-Coffee Uses for Your French Press

My French press is one of the most important tools in my kitchen. It's indispensable, and it's no small exaggeration when I say that I use it on a daily basis thanks to my coffee addiction. However, it gets used for a lot more than just my morning cuppa (and my second morning ...more

Weird Ingredient Wednesday : Cook with Lapsang Souchong Tea

Like cigars and whiskey, Lapsang Souchong tea is an acquired taste. Some people never get over the pungent, tarry flavor and intense smell of the beverage, but using it as a rub, marinade, or other seasoning is totally smart. The tea adds a smoky yet not overwhelming flavor to ...more

The Science of Frothing : How to Make Your Own Milk Foam

Once upon a time in America, there was coffee and there was decaf. That's it. No capuccinos. No espressos. And certainly no Starbucks. Coffee was just coffee, something that you bought at a gas station or donut shop. If you made it at home, it was either in a metal pot or inst ...more

How To : Make Italian gingerbread affogato

This tutorial shows you how to make Italian gingerbread affogato Mix one cup of water and one and a half cups of sugar. Simmer over the stove until the sugar is dissolved. Add two sticks of cinnamon, three cloves and sliced ginger. Stir and simmer for five minutes until sugar ...more

How To : Make ceremonial Japanese green tea at home

A very traditional tea in Japan is green tea. Japanese ceremonial green tea is prepared from a tea powder known as matcha. This tea is not difficult to make at home, and tastes delicious even without the ceremony. Check out this video and learn the steps and ingredients necess ...more

How To : Make a Cup of Handmade Tea

This is the simplest way to make a cup of tea. Everyone can drink it. You can serve it cold or hot. Just up to you :D enjoy ;) You'll need: Tea bag Boiled water Cup Tea spoon Cold water Crackers Step 1: Boil Part of the Water This doesn’t have to be precisely measured. Jus ...more

How To : Golden Milk Is the New Fall Superdrink

There was once a time when everyone scoffed at the turmeric tonic tea sold at the coffee shop I work at. Funny, because as of recently, we seem to be selling out. How can this be explained? Beyoncé must have been spotted buying turmeric beverages on the cover of some celebrity ...more

How To : Hijack Mom's Crock-Pot for Some Easy Holiday Hooch

What's the best part of the holidays, other than gorging yourself on food until you're physically able to hibernate? Imbibing delicious, hot drinks that are spiked to the gills with liquor. But when you're hosting the party and you've got twenty million things on your to-do l ...more

How To : 4 Easy Tweaks for Tastier Grains & Pasta

Cooking rice, pasta, and other grains in water is so boring. There is a much better way to guarantee they will have your mouth chewing something seriously tasty: cook them in something that isn't water. Alternative liquids such as stock, milk, juice, or even tea will give blan ...more

How To : Hey, America—You're Drinking Your Tea Wrong!

Tea has been around for thousands of years, and as a result, tons of customs and ceremonies have sprung up around its consumption. Some cultures take their tea plain, while others put things in it. Sometimes there are special tea-holding vessels, other times not. Maybe there w ...more

Green Tea : It Cleans More Than Just Your Body

About ten years ago, Western research figured out that green tea was a nutritional powerhouse. After all, in Asian countries where green tea is consumed throughout the day, cancer rates tend to be much lower, although there are probably other factors contributing to that fact, ...more

Trash Talk : 5 Food Scraps You Should Not Be Throwing Away

A few years ago I went hog-wild trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle. I didn't succeed, but the experiment taught me that we throw away things we could—and should—be using more. In ye olde days of our forefathers, people generally used every part of the animal in cooking. ...more

How To : 47 Baking Hacks That You Shouldn't Live Without

Right now is that magical time of year when the general public decides to embrace their inner fattie and get baking in the kitchen. Hello, pies and cakes and cookies and everything carbs. Goodbye, diets—see you in the next year, when you cripple us with unbridled guilt and lon ...more

How To : Make whole wheat stardust muffins

Doctors and nutritionists recommend we eat whole wheat and sprouted grains rather than white or enriched bread because it's healthier for us, but we know you probably don't follow that rule when you're starving and run into a convenience store for a quick snack (Ho hos, anyone ...more

How To : Make your own little coffee corset or cup holder

Corsets on a coffee cup? Sure! Rather than having to use more paper to insulate your hot coffee cup, you can make your own at home. You can crochet your own little coffee corset out of yarn and a crochet hook. The perfect gift for the eco-conscious coffee lover.

How To : 7 Random Uses for Used Tea Bags

The next time you brew yourself a nice cup of hot tea, don't throw the tea bag away. Old tea bags can be used in many ways ranging from household cleanup to DIY beauty and even gardening. Other than the classic method of placing tea bags on tired eyes to reduce puffiness, tea ...more

How To : Make iced matcha green tea

Everyone loves a nice hot freshly brewed cup of matcha green tea. The hot summer months don't have to mean giving up your matcha tea. Make an iced matcha green tea instead. Watch this how to video to learn more about the simple methods involved in making iced matcha green tea.

How To : Make Your Own Homemade Tea

The next time you are in the mood for a hot drink, make your own tea bags to brew at home. Grab your favorite herbs and spices from your garden or your local supermarket. Mix and match your favorite combination, add to an empty tea bag, and steep in hot water. Voilà—instant on ...more

How To : Tea-tox

Feeling like you need to rid your body of a few toxins? A nice, hot cup of tea isn't just soothing; some varieties have health and diet benefits. See which brew might be right for you. Learn how to tea-tox with help from this video. What you will need: • Roselle tea • Rose ...more

How To : Brew loose leaf tea

All tea comes from the same plant; however, the way the tea leaves are prepared are very different. Learn about green, white, Oolong, and black tea in this free video series about making the perfect cup of loose leaf tea. Part 1 of 14 - How to Brew loose leaf tea. Brew loose l ...more

How To : Make scented shea butter

In this tutorial, Dina Prioste shows us how to make homemade scented shea butter. First, grab some all-natural shea butter and place into a glass bowl. Now, add in essential oils (anyone that you prefer) to the shea butter, and mix it in until everything is well combined. Now, ...more

How To : Get rid of dandruff the natural way

For dry dandruff use "Glycerin Scalp Dandruff Mix‚" 1. Take 2 tablespoons of glycerin, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of almond oil, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil and 1 egg. 2. Mix it vigorously and apply on scalp. Leave it for 15 minutes. And wash off using mild sha ...more

How To : Make English bread

English bread - no sugar here and perfect for vegans! This simple, hand-made bread is perfect for beans on toast, or with some nice yeast extract and a good cup of tea. It's so English, you'll be whistling Monty Python and driving small, fuel efficient cars before you finish t ...more

How To : Make Bedouin tea

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Bedouin tea. This is great to have between friends, and customary to serve in Egypt when visitors come over. First, light a fire with wood, then fill a pot with water and place it over a fire. After this, place the water inside a tea kett ...more

How To : Make a tea cup from rectangle shapes with your child

Teach your young child about shapes! This tutorial shows you how to make a teacup out of rectangle shapes - both perfect and trapezoidal. All you need is some colored paper, glue and safety scissors (and markers or colored pencils to decorate your tea cup)

How To : Make Betty's crock pot eye of round roast beef

In this video, Betty shows you how to make a great eye of round roast beef in a crock pot. It's so simple: you prepare it in the morning and it's ready to eat when you return from work or school. Ingredients: 2 lb. eye of round beef roast (may be bottom round, top round, sir ...more

A Null Byte Call to Arms : Join the Fight Against Ignorance

Another week has passed on the online battlefield as the CISPA legislation continues to grind away at our freedom. Here at Null Byte, we try to keep our community informed and knowledgeable at the same time—and that means creating content for them to learn from. After last we ...more

How To : Steep caffeine free tea from caffeinated tea leaves

In this how to video of we learn the basics of teas: Where do the different teas come from? and how do you properly brew a perfect pot of tea? Dr. Tea also makes a special note that you can brew caffeine free tea from caffeinated tea leaves. Watch and learn.

How To : Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home. Stop the itc ...more

Whisking : We're All Doing It Wrong

Whisking liquids seems somehow quaint, especially since there are good, cheap devices out there like immersion blenders and hand mixers that can whip cream, turn egg whites into meringue, and mix batters for you. However, I still love my whisk and use it often, and here's why ...more

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