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ShareTea: is there a new ‘Boba King’ in town?

ShareTea, located on Bancroft Way near Telegraph Avenue, is small but hard to miss. Upon entering, customers are immediately greeted with the inviting aroma of roasted sugar. The colorful but minimalistic decor gives the place a chic vibe. Cute artsy posters of the most popular bubble teas hang on the
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Will you be partying with powdered alcohol?

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is in the process of deciding whether or not to approve a new brand of powdered alcohol – Palcohol. “Ew, who would want to drink that?” commented Paulie Mark, a student at Berkeley City College. College students, probably. Seven versions of this powdered alcohol
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Detox water: simple, healthy and delicious

Let’s start off with some basic math: If water — one essential thing we all need — and nutritious foods full of vitamins, antioxidants and more come together, what’s the only thing that can happen? A beverage that simultaneously hydrates and boosts your body with things that can only be good for
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A look inside 4 typical teas: black, green, white and oolong

As the second-most-consumed beverage in the world after water, tea is well-known for its antioxidants, various types with distinct flavors, light caffeine content and lengthy history. There are many kinds of teas, but it may surprise you to learn that some of the “teas” you’ve heard of, such as chamomile
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Tea-tasting at Teance promotes tea culture in Berkeley

Dainty porcelain cups were placed in front of everyone. Hot water of various temperatures was poured into pitchers. At 6:30 p.m., four wine sommeliers — trained professionals in wine-tasting — two professional beer crafters and approximately 40 people, most of whom are Teance regulars and tea enthusiasts, sat down around the
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Where to buy coffee in Berkeley for less than $1.50

Every student at UC Berkeley needs one thing to survive the daily high-stress schedules to which we submit ourselves: liquid energy. Worm dirt. A cup of joe. We’re talking about coffee. We know you don’t want to spend any more than necessary on your daily dose of caffeine, so here
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7 hot drinks to help you endure the winter

Cold weather has rolled into Berkeley, and it’s here to stay for a while. As the wind continuously bites at your face, you’ll probably start craving something hot to fight back. Here are some drinks to start downing. 1. Chai tea Chai tea is renowned for its beneficial effects on
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Filter drip coffee with Ethiopian coffee from the Bulga mill, at Local 123. Image by Annie Chang (staff).

Top 4 local coffee shops in the Bay

For those of us who get tired of frequenting Caffe Strada and Cafe Milano and need to spice up our coffee variations, there are more slightly hidden but still outstanding coffee shops in Berkeley and San Francisco that may suit your fancy. 1. Babette Cafe (2625 Durant Avenue, Berkeley) This
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DIY project: Homemade almond milk

Previously, Eating Berkeley praised the flavor of and gave tips on what to do with the almond, a popular type of nut that can be found in many places, from Hershey’s chocolate bars to the pantries of nut lovers. The trend has only been growing as the dairy aisle experiences the
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