Starbucks Has 4 New Teavana Beverages and I’m Excited to Try It All!

One of my favorite product lines in Starbucks is the Teavana collection. I get the English Breakfast and the Youthberry when I want to unwind, and I get the Iced Shaken Hibiscus Tea with Pomegranate Pearls if I need something light and refreshing on a hot day. Now there’s plenty more to choose from as Starbucks launches four additions to the selection.

Starting today, you can try the Oat & Green Tea Latte, Oat & Green Tea Frappuccino, Peach Black Tea Latte, and Chestnut Black Tea Latte.

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Paradise Dynasty Launches the Chili Crab Xiao Long Bao

One of my favorite dim sum is the xiao long bao, a steamed dumpling filled with a delicious broth. And when it comes to the dish, one of my favorite places to get it in Manila is Paradise Dynasty, a restaurant known for their eight-flavored xiao long bao. In one basket, you can get dumplings in original, ginseng, garlic, black truffle, cheese, crab roe, foie gras, and Szechuan flavors.

For a limited time, you can also try a new flavor at Paradise Dynasty: chili crab!

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LOOK: These Mug Cakes Can Be Prepared in Less Than 2 Minutes

I started to cook when my family moved to the US, leaving me alone to fend for myself. In order to survive, I went online to study recipes and watch cooking videos. I’ve learned to make basic dishes like stew and fried grub, but I’ve always wanted to make desserts. My hopes were dashed when I realized how hard baking is. It’s a science, after all. Even the deceptively simple no-bake mug cakes are hard.

A few weeks ago, I discovered a new product that takes the hassle out of making mug cakes. Maya’s Happy Mugs come in an easy to prepare recipe, where all you literally have to do is mix the powder and pop it in the microwave. After a minute and a half, you have a pillowy-soft cake that smells freshly-baked.

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