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How to Make Matcha Prep Time: 5 mins Serves: 1 Matcha is a non-fermented Japanese tea used in various ceremonies. Made from Camellia senensis, the flavor comes from the fact that the leaves are not fermented and that they are grown in the shade during the last stage of the growth process. This helps to increase the chlorophyll content in the leaves and gives it its distinct flavor.   Matcha can benefit your blood sugar. As long as you're enjoying unsweetened versions, you're good to go. (If you're used to using sweeteners and creams with your coffee, you may want...

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Coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia, and continues to be the country’s primary export to this day. While the distinct origins of coffee are unknown, a common folktale tells the story of a goat herder who first discovered the plant. Known as Kaldi, the goat herder saw how his goats became energized when they ate the coffee cherries, so he brought the plant to a monastery in order to share his discovery with others.  While the beginning of the black history of coffee is one of slave labor, we've made leaps and bounds moving away from that. Picture: Rose Nicaud...

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