Matcha Alternatives Tea Science Lifestyle Blog

The Matcha Alternatives Blog

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A fully referenced, anti-pseudoscience exploration into the glorious world of tea science. We publish once per week, with posts ranging from cool tea science to delicious recipes to how to have fun with tea!

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Make your own homemade brown sugar boba ice cream bars with this easy recipe! How to make bubble tea ice cream, with different teas, plus a tried-and-true vegan boba ice cream recipe! Forget Costco, time to take your bubble milk tea ice cream game to the next level, with rooibos, moringa, butterfly pea tea and hojicha.
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Make your own homemade brown sugar boba ice cream bars with this easy recipe! How to make bubble tea ice cream, with different teas, plus a tried-and-true vegan boba ice cream recipe! Forget Costco, time to take your bubble milk tea ice cream game to the next level, with rooibos, moringa, butterfly pea tea and hojicha.
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Can green tea help with fat weight loss, and if so how? What about green tea extract and supplements, black tea, coffee and chamomile? We digest and explain the research to help you learn what are the best teas for weight loss and whether they actually work. Plus busting the claims of weight loss and laxative teas.
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Can green tea help with fat weight loss, and if so how? What about green tea extract and supplements, black tea, coffee and chamomile? We digest and explain the research to help you learn what are the best teas for weight loss and whether they actually work. Plus busting the claims of weight loss and laxative teas.
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Behind the Scenes: How Did We Fall In Love with Tea?

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How did the founders of this teashop start out with tea? What and where did they learn, and what brought them to spend 4 consecutive years travelling for tea? Read on for a glimpse behind the curtain from family tea time, to the London tea scene, to Madrid and beyond. Share and reminisce with us in our tea journey!
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How did the founders of this teashop start out with tea? What and where did they learn, and what brought them to spend 4 consecutive years travelling for tea? Read on for a glimpse behind the curtain from family tea time, to the London tea scene, to Madrid and beyond. Share and reminisce with us in our tea journey!
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Chinese and Japanese green teas have different flavors, preparation methods, and even health benefits! Find out whether Japanese or Chinese green tea is better for you, how to brew each kind of tea, questions on safety, and which loose leaf green teas you should try next, both pures or blends
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Chinese and Japanese green teas have different flavors, preparation methods, and even health benefits! Find out whether Japanese or Chinese green tea is better for you, how to brew each kind of tea, questions on safety, and which loose leaf green teas you should try next, both pures or blends
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Use tea to make two new summery twists on this iced dessert, that tastes like ice cream but is dairy-free and so easy to make! Try this recipe for a refreshing coconut milk granita using tart hibiscus tea and color-changing blue butterfly pea tea. This vegan and gluten-free summer dessert recipe is easy and fun to make too!
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Use tea to make two new summery twists on this iced dessert, that tastes like ice cream but is dairy-free and so easy to make! Try this recipe for a refreshing coconut milk granita using tart hibiscus tea and color-changing blue butterfly pea tea. This vegan and gluten-free summer dessert recipe is easy and fun to make too!
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