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Tea or coffee? It could very well be down to your genes

  Some people like tea and coffee equally, but the majority of us prefer one over the other, why is this? Well new research suggests that it could be down to your genes whether you like coffee or tea better. Scientists found coffee lovers are more likely than the average person to taste strongly the […]

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At last…used crisp bags can be recycled

It has taken a long time and a lot of talk but finally empty crisp packets can now be collected for recycling for the first time. Across the country there will be hundreds of collection sites for old crisp packets. The United Kingdom is Europe’s largest consumer of crisps with over 6 billion packets sold […]

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Cocoa could keep cold hands warm

We all like the feeling of holding a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day don’t we? Well now research into Raynaud’s disease has highlighted that a steaming cup of cocoa could indeed have a medicinal benefit too. Raynaud’s is a common circulatory condition in which the small blood […]

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Seismic shift in the way we treat plastic

Whether it has been led by Sir David Attenborough’s thought provoking Blue Planet TV show or whether we all have simply had enough of seeing waste plastic there is a seismic shift in the way we treat plastic occurring right now. The wider backlash against the tide of plastic is part of a global trend […]

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Five of the most common myths about drinking coffee

  Everyone has some and they’re only too pleased and eager to tell anyone who would listen. They will come up to you and tell you the ‘facts’ about coffee and what it does to the human body. Sadly their facts are more often than not myths or downright lies. Here are five of the […]

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Penny Universities?

Here at UKVending we love to look back at the long history that coffee and tea have had on our culture in the United Kingdom and we recently discovered something called the Penny University. A first we thought nothing of it until we looked deeper and discovered a link to coffee houses of the 1650’s. […]

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How much coffee do you drink in a year?

You may think you’ve got your coffee habit under control but some people truly love the sweet and tasty beverage because annually here in the United Kingdom us coffee drinkers guzzle down 676 cups of coffee each and every year. Research into the nation’s coffee drinking habits has revealed the extent of our caffeine craving […]

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Heavyweight mug anyone?

How heavy is your mug? Well here at UKVending we love research that makes your enjoyment of your tea all that much better and we found this one and thought we just must share this new study’s research. It appears that the taste of your favorite tea tastes better in a mug than in a […]

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Our taste for chocolate is older than you think

If you thought the chocolate bar or hot chocolate you’re enjoying right now is a relatively modern thing, you’d be completely wrong. In fact, you’re even more wrong than you thought as new research has pushed back the time line of when humans started to enjoy chocolate back over 5,000 years ago. New botanical evidence has […]

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Cheese tea anyone?

Here at UKVending we like to have a full picture of the world’s tastes in tea but there is one we suspect may take some time becoming mainstream here in the United Kingdom, cheese tea! Yes, cheese tea. In the United States, where else huh? They have developed a taste for taking an ordinary cup […]

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Tea remains one of the best things for good health

Tea, has for centuries been seen as a great way to calm down after a stressful situation, but now according to new research it could be an essential part of everyone’s daily routine as it is claimed it could be crucial to a long, healthy life. The Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) have brought together under […]

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Seven of the most common myths about drinking coffee

  Everyone has some and they’re only too pleased and eager to tell anyone who would listen. They will come up to you and tell you the ‘facts’ about coffee and what it does to the human body. Sadly their facts are more often than not myths or downright lies. Here are six of the […]

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Want to be a dad? Try having a cuppa!

  There are lots of old wives tales about how best to become a father, but perhaps science could lend a hand in the process too with new research that indicates that if men drink two cups of coffee or tea a day they are twice as likely to get their partners pregnant. The study […]

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Drinking coffee may keep type 2 diabetes at bay

  Here at UKVending we are always pleased when clients ask us about our high quality and delicious tasting coffee range but few ask us about the health benefits of drinking coffee, perhaps they should as the latest research published in the journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases shows that drinking coffee may actually help […]

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Mencap’s Big Tea Party

We all love a good cup of tea and team it with a lovely piece of cake or a biscuit or two and you have a tea party. What could be better? When you know your tea party is helping the lives of those less fortunate that us. Mencap’s Big Tea Party is all set […]

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Everyone’s welcome to the ugly bug ball

The actor Burl Ives may not be well remembered to many millennial’s but to a certain generation he lives on in their memories with the song ‘Ugly Bug Ball’ where all the ugly bugs were welcomed to a ball until they blossomed into fully fledged and beautiful butterflies. Well something similar to this metamorphosis has […]

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Caffeine withdrawal is real

  There is a rather dull and somewhat plodding psychology handbook called ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ – it is one of those books that is full of useful information and statistics and is best read by people in the know – but the latest edition of this worthy is little read book […]

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7 things you never knew about coffee

Here at UKVending we love everything about coffee and we also love to share some of the strange and bizarre stuff we’ve found out about coffee over the years. So here are 7 things you never knew about your favourite drink, coffee. Witches, warlocks and spooks: in Africa the Oromo tribe are known to plant […]

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Tea and your brain

  It’s long been known that tea is good for you, it is a natural cleanser for the body and replenishes essential nutrients and minerals, but in recent years it has also been noted that it is good for your brain too. Components in tea called catechins, L-theanine and caffeine all have effects on our […]

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What do you call an Australian tea drinker?

Did you know that 38 percent of the Australian adult population drink tea. That number surges to 67 percent within the over 70’s who all drink on average two cups a day. These figures may sound large, but just think that Australia ranks in at a lowly 55 in the world for tea consumption, but […]

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Grab a kettle this autumn and protect yourself against flu.

  With the autumnal weather patterns bearing down on us and with winter just around the corner you’ll probably soon be hearing the clarion call of someone offering you a flu jab to prepare for the upcoming assault by the nasty little viruses. Well, it’s always good to get the jab just in case, but […]

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