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Sweat tea is nectar of the gods down here, but when did it earn the distinction? When did the South embrace sweet tea as its top dog drink?

You probably order it at just about every restaurant, fast food or sit-down. Or you either brew it or buy it by the gallon (hello, Milo’s). Sweet tea is a way of life. When you wander out of the region to find tea that isn’t sweet, you feel a shiver down your spine. Something’s…not right.

Look, you knew you drink sweet tea, but did you know when this tradition established its permanent

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First, it was toilet paper. Next, it was imported cheeses. Then, it was ketchup packets. Now, one of your favorite beverages may be facing the same type of product shortage that has become so common over the past year. Because of COVID-19-related issues, boba tea—or bubble tea, as it’s also called—is disappearing from stores across the U.S. as major supply issues loom, MarketWatch reports. Read on to see why the sweet treat is becoming scarce, and for more on changing food options, This One Thing Is Disappearing From Walmarts Nationwide.

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The looming shortage is the result of the

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It’s hard to pinpoint what’s causing you to lose sleep at night, whether it’s looking at your phone too late, a lot of stress weighing on you, or maybe even your medication. But if you find yourself tossing and turning well past your bedtime, the drink you were sipping on hours earlier could also be the unlikely culprit. Though one beverage is widely considered safe to consume near bedtime, experts say this isn’t the case, especially if you’re sensitive to caffeine. To see which drink could be keeping you up at night, read on, and to make sure you’re not

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Sorry, US boba tea fans, but the near future of your favorite beverage is looking uncertain. The popular drink, which features edible tapioca pearls, is falling victim to shipping delays affecting the little bubbles. 

Here’s what’s happening to boba tea and what it means for your next trip to the local boba tea shop.

What’s boba tea?

Boba tea, sometimes called bubble tea, is a drink originally from Taiwan. The category can include sweet drinks made with a variety of ingredients, but

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Say goodbye to whipped coffee and banana bread, and hello to the latest food and drink trends of 2021. The future of our pantry shelves are good for you and the environment. Ryan Andrews, RD, principal nutritionist and adviser at Precision Nutrition says he sees a pull toward more sustainability in our food practices and our choices overall, from pasture-raised animal products to eco-friendly packaging. Meanwhile, thanks to a year of waking up to health reminders, Robin Foroutan, RDN, integrative medicine dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says we’re also putting our well-being at

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I have a problem with milk. Well, multiple problems. Let me elaborate. (Are you excited?) Cow’s milk is, of course, bad news for the planet: three times worse in greenhouse emission terms than any plant milk. I have known for ages, but pretended not to, because tea is horrible with oat milk.

I do, however, seek out the least bad dairy. I get my milk from cows fed on seaweed, which reduces bovine belching: research has recently found this can cut methane emissions by up to 82%. So, great? Well. First, it comes in a plastic bottle, not a glass

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