The Secret Lives of Coffee and Tea

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Tea! What is it? What does it mean to be a "milk in first kind of girl"? Why did Americans throw it in to Boston harbor? Why do most Americans drink coffee, but guzzle iced tea in the south? And where did bubble tea and kombucha come from? Sarah will reveal all the answers to your caffeinated queries. Coffee! Is it going to kill you? Make you stronger? Both, simultaneously? Soma will pick apart the science of coffee and tea, weighing the costs and benefits of putting ground-up beans or dried-out leaves in a cup of hot water. And if that isn't technical enough for you, let's talk tasseography - the fortune-telling technique of reading tea leaves! Ever had your fortune told at the bottom of a mug?

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