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All About Japanese Tea, Aged Coffee, and How Coffee Can Help Curb Morning Nicotine Cravings

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An image of sencha tea on a serving board in front of a brewed mug, with a no smoking symbol on the side.
Christopher C. Aug 22, 2022
  • Everything You Need to Know About Japanese Tea

    By Oset Babür-Winter for Food & Wine

    “As the second-most consumed drink in the world, tea's ability to serve as a soothing ritual and smooth source of caffeine is anything but news. Much like wine, tea leaves can express a region's climate and terroir once brewed, and few growing regions are as varied and intriguing as Japan.”

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  • What is aged coffee?

    By Isabelle Mani SanMax for Perfect Daily Grind

    “When we talk about coffee ageing, we generally associate this with undesirable qualities. However, there are a number of processing techniques which rely on ageing to change or enhance flavours and aromas. Many of these processing techniques have been used for centuries in countries like India and Sumatra. One of the most prominent examples is Monsoon Malabar, which exposes the harvested coffee to monsoon rain and winds along the coast of Malabar for between three and four months. Typically, this process results in more earthy and spicy flavours, with a much heavier body.”

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  • Coffee May Help with Early Morning Nicotine Cravings

    By Zac Cadwalader for Sprudge

    “In the human brain, [nicotine] receptors are highly sensitive to withdrawals that come from a night without nicotine, otherwise known as sleep. They found that two compounds in coffee ‘may help restore the nicotine receptor dysfunction’ that leads to cravings. In other words, the coffee compounds appeared to quell the morning nicotine cravings these receptors cause.”

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