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  • Herbal Tea is Not Medicine

    But it can still help you out—provided you keep your expectations in check.

  • Matcha Conchas Taste Just as Amazing as They Sound

    Matcha conchas are something beautiful to behold, being equally suitable for a droolworthy, close-up cameo in a Miyazaki film and a Chavo del Ocho episode. They are cloud-like in texture and barely sweet.

  • Why Our Founding Fathers Adored Chinese Tea

    Donald Trump has painted China as the ultimate antagonist, despite the fact that it has long supplied Americans with their caffeine fix. Even George Washington was particularly fond of China's premium green tea.

  • West Philly's Herbal Medicine Man Makes Edible Magic

    West Philadelphia isn’t known as a mecca for shamans and mystics, but that's where I went in search of a medicine man who mixes secret blends of herbs into healing concoctions he sells in old whiskey bottles.

  • Japan’s Favorite Snack Food Is Taking Homoeroticism Out of the Closet

    For years, the Japanese equivalent of the “spaghetti kiss” popularized by Lady and the Tramp has been the Pocky kiss. And recently the Internet is filling up with boys using Pocky to work out their homoerotic longings for each other.

  • Dragon Well Tea Is the Fine Wine of Hangzhou

    Qing Ming is the “Tomb-Sweeping Festival,” a Chinese national holiday at the beginning of April. And while some families sweep the tombs of their ancestors in its observance, the harvesters in Longjing are busy picking the most expensive leaves of the...