Cold brewing tea and coffee are all the rage, and for good reason: they're idiot-proof. I, personally, am a total dunce at brewing coffee. It either ends up strong enough to peel paint from a car or so weak that you can see through it. Meanwhile, I have friends who inevitably ...more
Moringa oleifera is one of the most rich sources of nutrients and vitamins that our body needs. It is rich in calcium, potassium, beta-carotene, Vitamin C, and iron. Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly just the leaves and fruits are used. Ot ...more
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
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
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
In this video learn how to make a mini hot air balloon. This experiment is great for kids.
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
Many people drink green tea for health reasons, and it's no wonder. This beverage is a superstar when it comes to antioxidant levels, and is being studied for its potentially curative properties on multiple health concerns, whether it's staving off the aging process or fightin ...more
While I am a writer with a degree in Creative Writing, I haven't published any Steampunk fiction. However, as a panelist and track director, I've been on panels with many well-known Steampunk writers and have gleaned insight from the things they've said. I've compiled some of ...more
In this how-to video we are shown a unique way to make a dip pouch for tobacco. We're shown to to make a dip pouch out of a teabag! This video is brought to us by Avyrus666's YouTube channel. What you'll need is 1 red rose teabag and some fine-cut dip of your choice (he hasn't ...more
The modern, sleek aesthetic is so overrated. If you're an arts and crafts aficionado, you know that adding vintage and old world touches to your craftmaking creates results that are whimsical and beautifully antique. Learn how to make your new cardstock look just like old by ...more
Let's say that you've got the look down, and you have your Steampunk props all ready to go. Congratulations! You're a Steampunk! But now what do you do with yourself? You can sit there, patting yourself on the back, but that gets lonely after awhile. Your props will look nic ...more
This how to video shows you what you do when u don't have any tobacco left. Our host shows you how to use Earl English tea, ground ginger, and vanilla extract to make a quick substitute for tobacco.
Flower arrangements centered around tea cups make for great little gifts. Make a tea cup flower arrangement with tips from a floral designer in this free video on flower arrangements. Part 1 of 10 - How to Make tea cup flower arrangements. Make tea cup flower arrangements - Pa ...more
Do you ever walk into a nice boutique, a friend's house, or a fancy restaurant, and think, “I wish my house smelled like this”? Because I sure do. The problem is that most people rely on candles to scent their homes and rooms. Don't get me wrong, I love candles, but they have ...more
Whether you paid a few hundred bucks at the salon or just used the drugstore boxed stuff, it sucks when your hair color doesn't turn out the way you want. You can lighten the overall color with vitamin C, but if you're specifically looking to remove brassy tones from blonde ha ...more
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
Since it's October and Halloween is fast approaching, it's time for a series of articles on how to make the coolest Steampunk Halloween decorations for your home! In this installment, we'll look at some jack-o'-lanterns, skulls, and a few other things that are easy to Steampun ...more
I'll be the first to admit that I have a problem: I'm utterly addicted to tea. The loose definition for "tea" is that of hot water poured over prepared leaves—all different preparations of the Camellia sinensis leaves, in fact. In order for something to strictly qualify as te ...more
There is a fungus among us that turns are nails brittle and yellow. Watch this how to video and learn how to treat nail fungus with home remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. These home remedies are great alternatives to expensive prescription antifungal creams. Learn to u ...more
Get creative - Stray away from the same old cakes and add a new cake shape to your resume! In this cake decorating tutorial, learn how to make a teapot shaped cake! Perfect for a Alice in Wonderland themed party or for someone who loves tea and or coffee!
Tired of hiding in the basement just to get high without being caught? Well hide no further...here's how to get high legally. Get high legally with nutmeg, kava tea & ginseng weed. Click through to watch this video on spike.com
One lump or two? That was the age-old question with sugar cubes, which used to be a staple of any tea salon or dignified household this side of Downton Abbey. These days sugar isn't really used in cubes much except in bars and restaurants, and that's a shame. Cubes are a lot l ...more
Those of you who have attended a Steampunk convention in the last year or two may have heard of something called "Tea Duelling" and been intrigued. Tea Duelling is an elegant sport for a more civilized age. Instead of hacking away at each other with long, sharp wedges of meta ...more
Learn how to make the world's best instant iced tea using the 3-4-5 method. Just in time for summer, but great all year around. Enjoy this refreshing iced tea recipe that ready in three minutes.
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
Ayurvedic medicine is a 5,000-year-old system of Hindu traditional medicine of Vedic tradition and is now a widespread form of alternative medicine and natural holistic healing. Ayurveda helps identify a person's ideal state of balance and suggests remedies for out-of-balance ...more
This is a very simple but very delicious and refreshing long drink. You don't need to worry too much about the measurements, just fill a tall glass with ice and add one part gin, one part green tea, and one part ginger ale. Watch this video mixology tutorial and learn how to m ...more
Don't you hate when you get a broken nail? Broken nails can be disastrous for a manicure. Next time this happens, don't reach for the clippers right away! In this tutorial, you will learn how to use a simple tea bag to fix your broken nail. This method will seal up the crack a ...more
Is there nothing better in your opinion than sipping some Earl Gray tea on a nippy Sunday morning and indulging in some cucumber and egg tea sandwiches? Then you'll absolutely die over this adorable cupcake. Rather than baking cupcakes in a cupcake tin and then inserting it i ...more
This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a flying tea bag. You only need is a cheap tea bag and a match to set it off. The tea bag remains are so light that the hot air produced from the ashes is enough to make them lift into the air. This experiment is slightly dangerous, ...more
Want the beautifying, bag-reducing benefits of green tea eye mask but, you know, without all the green tea? You're in luck! With prepared tea bags, you'll never have to taste a drop of delicious, salubrious tea ever again. Tea bags underneath the eyes to prevent dark circles ...more
A cup of ginger tea with lemon first thing in the morning, a pick-me-up cup of green tea (or matcha) to fight off the afternoon slump and a soothing cup of chamomile tea to help me unwind before bed—I would be lying if I said I weren't a major tea enthusiast. Don't Miss: Gree ...more
Fill half a cup with water or slightly more than half a cup since some water will evaporate on boiling. Pour this water in a steel vessel. Put the vessel on the stove or the gas range. If you like strong tea, then put 2 teaspoons of tea leaves or powder in the water. If you li ...more
Ever need to separate out your tea and water? Learn how to easy obtain this goal using a simple technique. Water can be separated from tea if you follow these steps. Separate tea and water. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com
We've all heard of dying paper with tea dye for an aged, vintage effect. But did you know you could use tea (and coffee) to dye other things as well, including T-shirts and yarn? Find out how to stain clothing with coffee and tea by watching this helpful video. The techniques ...more
Instinctively, we reach for popsicles and cold drinks when the temperatures climb, but doing something counterintuitive, like going for a hot drink or eating something spicy, is actually more effective at keeping you cool. Deutsche Well spoke with Professor Peter McNaughton, ...more
As a kid, my favorite part of Easter were the days leading up to the holiday, when my family would dye eggs. This became an enormous event in my household, as dozens and dozens of perfectly white eggs would become little oval canvases for arts and crafts. We generally eschewe ...more
If you've ever suffered from acne you've probably also suffered from choosing an acne product that actually works. Some cleansers and moisturizers are too drying, others are harsh and stinging, and some feel good on skin but just don't work. But if you've ever stumbled upon te ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a tea bag fly with a home experiment. Viewers learn how to make a tea bag fly using convection. The materials required for this experiment are: tea bags, matches, tin foil and scissors. Begin by cutting the top of the tea bag a ...more
Kasutera, or traditional Japanese sponge cake, is a wonderfully light dessert that is flavored with the subtle taste of green tea. Impress your guests with this yummy green tea sponge cake.
This tea recipe is great for those of you who enjoy green tea and cappuccino. Watch this HowTo video as our Japanese host demonstrates how to make a matcha cappuccino using a matcha tea mixture. This beverage recipe is a great combination of green tea and coffee.
This video shows you how to make a hot air balloon out of a tea bag.
When traveling abroad, the one thing you're going to need is how to quench your thirst. Ordering a simple cup of coffee or a hot cup of tea could be impossible if you don't know the local language. This video will show you how to order a drink in Mandarin Chinese. You'll also ...more
If you're still drinking tea from water infused with a dinky little tea bag then you're not really drinking tea at all. In fact, drinking tea from a tea bag you get at Ralph's is equivalent to eating a burger and fries at a fast food joint and thinking it's real food. We advo ...more
Are you experiencing difficulties falling asleep? Brew yourself a cup of chamomile tea. Or if you have difficulty feeling hungry when you should be eating, stimulate your appetite with a cup of dandelion tea. Different types of tea contain different healing properties for you ...more
3,2,1... blast off! Here's a fun little experiment you can do with a tea bag and some matches. You can try it at home and see how far up you can make your tea bag rocket go. The Tea Bag Rocket is really an adaptation of a classic science demonstration called the Ditto Paper Ro ...more
It's no secret that exercise is good for you, but you may be surprised to know that a good workout can actually boost your memory, too. They key to giving your body and your brain muscles a good workout is by adding more weight and pushing hard for an extra 20 minutes. Accord ...more
In this video, we learn how to make homemade cinnamon ginger tea. You will need cinnamon, ginger root, a cutting board, knife, potato peeler, saucepan, water and pitcher. First, heat saucepan up and boil water (a water bottle full). Next, throw in your cinnamon stick. Leave th ...more
Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more
You've heard of green matcha tea making a great beverage, but how about a sauce? This cooking how to video shows you how to make a delicious sauce using Japanese matcha tea. This green tea sauce is good goes great with oily dishes. Watch and learn how to make it. Ingredients f ...more
Headaches. We all get them. It's one of the most common medical complaints out there, with about one in six Americans suffering from chronic head pain. And even though it feels like it's coming from inside your brain directly, it's impossible. In reality, the brain itself can ...more
The Thai iced tea smoothie is a the colder cousin of the Thai iced tea. Watch this HowTo video to learn how to make a Thai tea smoothie in about a minute at home. It tastes delicious on a hot summer day. All you need for this recipe is Curry Simple Thai Tea Syrup Concentrate ( ...more
If you're into arts and crafts then you know that there is more that you can do with a long piece of string than just tie your shoes. On this TyingitAllTogether video you have the opportunity to tie the teacup decorative knot using one long piece of string folded in half. The ...more
Fold an origami tea plate. Origami Club in English is a free origami information site, with origami animations and origami diagrams. Diagrams for each origami works are printable on B5 and A4 paper. These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a tea plat ...more
With just eight little pieces of paper, each the size of tea bags, you can make a card embellishment to make your greeting cards more beautiful and elegant. This video series provides you with four different techniques for folding a card embellishment from tea bag bits of pape ...more
To start making your tea and toast, roll about a section of white fondant about four inches by six about 1/8th inch thick. Now take a one inch circle cutter and cut out one circle. Now taking a half inch circle cutter, make an impression in the center of the first circle being ...more
Ethiopian tea is a delicious blend of black tea, spices, and honey. Try brewing a glass for yourself.
You've heard of a great cup of matcha green tea, well how about a great green tea and white chocolate dessert. In this cooking HowTo video we show you a delicious recipe for matcha green tea and white chocolate mousse. You can serve this dessert with some green tea shortbread ...more
Ingredients for Green Tea Ice Cream (400ml/1.69 u.s. cup) 200ml Milk (0.702 u.s. cup) 60g Brown Sugar/Refined Sugar (2.12 oz) 1 1/2 tbsp Matcha - Green Tea Powder 100ml Whipping Cream 36% fat (3.38 fl. oz) Ingredients for Green Tea Ice Cream Parfait (serves 1) Green Tea Ice ...more