Caffeine Quotation to Enjoy and Ponder

Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.                       –Okakura Tenshin, The Book of Tea      

Caffeine Content: Coffee and Tea

Unfortunately, the caffeine content of coffee and tea is almost never reported on a label or a sign in a coffee shop or anywhere else.  This table will give you a fighting chance at estimating how much caffeine you are getting from some of your favorite drinks. Preparation Method Mg of Caffeine COFFEE (6 oz […]

Zen and Caffeine: Tranquil Energy

Caffeine is a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulant.  Most stimulants, such as methamphetamine and cocaine, increase anxiety.  Perhaps for this reason, the myth has arisen that caffeine makes you edgy and nervous and tense.  However, the exact opposite is the truth! Pharmacologically, caffeine achieves its effects differently from any other stimulants.  Caffeine increases your energy, […]

Mighty Leaf Tea – The Superior Tea Bag

Not all teas are created equal.  If you’re really into brewing tea, you can’t beat steeping tea leaves in a pot.  However, if you don’t have time or the inclination to go to so much trouble, you might prefer to use tea bags or pouches.  The only problem is that, generally speaking, you can’t actually […]

The Ultimate Coffee and Tea Books!

In 1922 William Ukers published an enormous book called All About Coffee.  Several years later, he published a companion volume, All About Tea.  These books became the classic, compendious resources for anyone interested in the cultural and natural history of both beverages.  Unfortunately, they were out of print for many years.  Now, however, Amazon offers […]