Cheese Tea could be the new bubble tea -If Americans get over the name

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Tea topped with cheese foam has been stuck on the cusp of trending stateside

“Cheese tea? What’s that?”

Mention it to anyone who’s hearing about it for the first time and you’ll likely get a scrunched-up nose and a look of confusion. Perhaps even a shake of the head. To many Americans, the combination of tea and cheese sounds downright unappetizing. But, as any cheese tea purveyor will tell you, cheese tea tastes better than it sounds. In fact, the drink isn’t that different from bubble tea, which is now firmly entrenched in the mainstream. And given cheese tea’s popularity in Asia, as well as the successful migration of other Asian desserts (like matcha-flavored sweets and shave ice) to major U.S. markets, cheese tea should be on its way to making it big in America. So what’s taking so long?

Cheese tea is the name for cold tea (usually green or black tea, with or without milk) topped with a foamy layer of milk and cream cheese and sprinkled with salt. The drink is sweet, like boba, but has a savory finish. Using a straw is prohibitive to getting enough of that tangy cream overlay, so the method of sipping it from the top of the cup at a 40- to 45-degree angle is integral to enjoying cheese tea. Shops that specialize in cheese tea, like international franchises Happy Lemon and Gong Cha as well as independent shops like Steap in San Francisco, Little Fluffy Head in Los Angeles, and Motto in Pasadena, supply a lid, not unlike a coffee lid, that circulates just the right amount of air for sipping and shields the drinker from a foam mustache.

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Undercover Colors – a special nail polish changes colors if exposed to a drugged drink

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Undercover Colors detects date-rape drug.

Four college students from North Carolina State University have created a nail polish that may help protect the lives of college partiers everywhere. The polish — called “Undercover Colors” — will change shades if it becomes exposed to a drugged drink.

 

 

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Vessyl: A smart cup that tracks everything you drink

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Vessyl

There are a lot of fitness and health trackers on the market today: Fitbits. Nike+ Fuelbands. Jawbone Ups. They’re all pretty good at measuring the calories we’ve burned and the hours we’ve slept, but they miss a huge chunk of the health equation: what we’ve ingested. (Video)

 

 

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Food industry adding larger doses of caffeine to more and more products

Keeping people alert is a prized quality of caffeine in an world that is always on. Caffeine stimulates the pleasure centers in the brain. It is also mildly addictive and that could possible be two reasons ti add it to foods and drinks.

 

 

 

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Teens, young men consume way more sugary drinks than recommended limits

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Men aged 20 to 39 consumed 252 calories a day from beverages containing added sugar.

Almost half of the population drinks a sugar-sweetened beverage on any given day.  But teenagers and young men consuming way more than recommended limits for staying healthy.

 

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Hi-Tech Japanese Vending Machine Uses 47-Inch Touchscreen Panel to Sell Drinks

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Hi-Tech Vending offers many options.

In a land of high-tech toilet and strange robots, a regular ol’ vending machine just won’t do. So behold, the vending machine in subway stations in Tokyo that uses 47-inch touchscreen panel to sell you drinks…

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Magic system fills glasses from the bottom up somehow

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 Scotsman Beverage System

 OK, I don’t believe in magic, but I’m not quite sure what I’m seeing here. This new device from Scotsman Beverage Systems fills glasses from the bottom up. How? I have no idea! It drops the ice in from the top, then the soda or the beer or whatever somehow enters from the bottom of the glass. Apparently, it’s fast and makes serving loads of drinks at once very easy. It’s also good at blowing my mind.

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Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks

Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks 

 

I see many people every day and most of them choose to have an energy drink for their breakfast or as part of their breakfast. Energy drinks are quite popular these days, but scientists at the John Hopkins Medical Institutions warn that energy drinks could lead to caffeine intoxication and other health problems. The scientists argue that warning labels should be placed on all beverages that contain caffeine.

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