Health bites

Caffeine, the flavour enhancer

Caffeine, the flavour enhancer

Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 10:49am

Jennifer Liu: How a passion for coffee has helped the community

Jennifer Liu Wai-fun is the driving force behind all corporate social responsibility initiatives for her brand

Jennifer Liu Wai-fun has an eye for design, thanks to her architectural training. She also has a passion for coffee and building a brand that reaches out to the community.

After studying architecture at Cornell University, Liu returned to Hong Kong and was soon working with clients mostly based on the mainland.

9 Oct 2012 - 3:40pm

Tasty fair

The Trade and Development Council's Tea Fair and Food Expo will be held this month at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai. A 'cake' of 112-year-old puer tea to be shown at the fair is estimated to be worth at least six figures, according to Sun Sing Tea retail manager Kelvin Yeung Ka-kay (main picture).

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

MOTHER knows best

Asians firmly believe that food tastes better when it's served fresh and close to its source. Going with that philosophy, Taiwanese locals and visitors alike have been increasingly seeking an escape from congested cities and heading to the countryside for some of the best food on the island.

7 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Are you using and abusing caffeine? If so, help is at hand. Researchers from Penn State University in the US have developed Caffeine Zone, an app to help determine when caffeine may give you a mental boost and when it could mess up sleep patterns.

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Science whiz has winning formula

Student Colin Tsang Kwok-wan has been in and out of the emergency room since he was a child, with a list of ailments longer than a roll of bandage.

He fractured two bones in a skiing holiday mishap, coughed up blood after taking a swig of strong alcohol and severely twisted his foot in an ice-skating accident.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Man for all seasons

A change of season means more to Ricky Szeto than putting on an extra cardigan for that chilly morning. 'The human body changes with the seasons,' says Szeto, CEO of herbal tea company Hung Fook Tong. 'The hands of the earth's living watch affect nature and the weather, which in turn influence the human body.

9 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tenfu's tea-off aims for HK$1.6b

Tea products seller Tenfu (Cayman) Holdings may have strong brand recognition on the mainland, where it is riding the consumption boom story, but analysts say it will have a daunting task selling its HK$1.6 billion initial public offering amid the global stock market rout.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Pick-me-up drinks can let you down

I am writing in response to the article 'Take care over pick-me-up drinks' (Young Post, July 13). We can roughly divide such drinks into two categories.

The first category includes drinks containing caffeine that help people to be more lively and alert. Caffeine can also help improve concentration and performance.

25 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Take care over 'pick-me-up' drinks

What are energy drinks?

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Manage your caffeine breaks and midsection

App Pacific Coffee Platforms iPhone, iPod Touch Price Free

Coffee shops are the road warrior's pit lane. So whether you're a roving freelancer or a sales rep on the go, you'll be glad to know there's an app to help streamline your caffeine breaks - and your midriff.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Jeff Fuchs

MOVING MOUNTAINS Movement has been the one constant in my life. As a family, we moved often when I was young, with living stints in Switzerland - and the inevitable mountain ventures. Hungarian food - my father's clan is Hungarian - loads of literature and a wonderfully liberal upbringing allowed the mind and body to wander and thrive.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

A cuppa not to be forgotten

We should promote the skill of making milk tea which is not easy. If you want the cuppa to be tasty, you should pay attention to the ratio of milk and tea.

11 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Scents of occasion at tea party

Chantecaille fragrance launch tea party

Where: The French Window, Central

When: August 25

What: Beauty brand Chantecaille held a tea party to launch its latest fragrances.

Who: Checking out the latest aromas were Reina Chau, Victoria Law, Janet Ma, Rose Chan and Lelia Chow.

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Hungry bargain-hunters in for a treat at food expo

Free abalone and HK$510 Japanese crabs knocked down to HK$1 are among the highlights of the food expo next month.

For connoisseurs who don't mind splashing out, packets of Puer tea from the 1930s and 1950s will be available - for HK$100,000 and upwards.

29 Jul 2010 - 12:00am