Green Tea Galore

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Iced Green Tea with Mint & Ginger via thekitchn (w/ recipe)

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Homemade Green Tea Pocky via Thirsty for Tea (w/ recipe)

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Green Tea Soba Noodles via snailsview (w/ recipe)

Did you know all of the benefits you get from drinking (and eating) green tea?  Neither did we, so we did some research.  In chaQula fashion we first went in search of some inspiration.  We looked for some prime examples of how you can bring your green tea fix into your dinner tonight.

In addition to the delicious ingredient, the list of benefits of green tea is a long one.  We found that green tea is good for your skin, good for your blood flow, lowers cholesterol and it even helps your brain activity helping your memory (source WebMD).  Pretty remarkable what this wonder drink does.

The Guinness Storehouse

If you ever find yourself wondering around Dublin with nothing to do… we highly recommend to pay a visit to the Guinness Storehouse. The store is 7 floors full of history and lots of opportunities to catch a beautiful shot.

The location where the Guinness Storehouse is currently sitting has been around for a long time.  Back in 1759, known as the St. Jame’s Gate Brewery, Arthur Guinness is said to have signed a 9,000 year lease.  Since then, it has been the home of Guinness.

As a visitor in the Guinness Storehouse there is plenty of things to keep you busy.  The ground floor wraps you in the process of beer making with the main 4 ingredients.  Although the actual fermentation hasn’t been conducted there since 1988, the use of big screens and a guided tour makes you feel you’re part of the process.  Before you finally reach the top where in the Gravity bar you will find yourself immersed with the views of Ireland, there will be plenty of pitstops to make.

Whether you’re alone or with your family, the Guinness Storehouse is a great place to spend a couple of hours.  Make sure to save some time to thoroughly enjoy your freshly poured pint of Guinness.

Sugar Glass by Fernando Laposse

Fernando Laposse has his product design degree from the University of the Arts from London.  He has managed to design a tasty and clever product.  Using melted sugar, some molding and some magic, Fernando creates a wonderful set of sugar glasses that has a life expectancy of approximately one drink.  It’s a wonderfully creative idea and something that would be sure to be a hit for the young and old.