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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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Are Chai Tea Spices Good for You? Health Benefits of Your Fall Chai Addiction

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Chai-licious tea science: what are the health benefits of famous chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, ginger, licorice...? What synergies are uncovered when you combine these antioxidant-rich spices? Learn all about spice science as we deconstruct our five different Blend@Home chai mixes.

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Chai-licious tea science: what are the health benefits of famous chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, ginger, licorice...? What synergies are uncovered when you combine these antioxidant-rich spices? Learn all about spice science as we deconstruct our five different Blend@Home chai mixes.

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Moringa Powder Vegan Protein Shake - MA Recipes

Posted by Lauren Leese on

How to make a plant-based protein shake using all-natural high protein vegan foods! Plus, learn why protein supplements can be dangerous, why organic moringa powder is the new protein powerhouse, keto and paleo-friendly versions, and how this homemade superfood smoothie stacks up against commercial vegan protein shakes.

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Moringa Powder Vegan Protein Shake - MA Recipes

Posted by Lauren Leese on

How to make a plant-based protein shake using all-natural high protein vegan foods! Plus, learn why protein supplements can be dangerous, why organic moringa powder is the new protein powerhouse, keto and paleo-friendly versions, and how this homemade superfood smoothie stacks up against commercial vegan protein shakes.

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What are Adaptogens and Why Are They Good For You? Part 1

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Do you know what adaptogens are? If not, you might be missing out on stress and anxiety relief and other awesome health benefits! Read on to learn what adaptogens are, how they work, why they’re good for you, and which adaptogenic teas and tisanes are best to get started.

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What are Adaptogens and Why Are They Good For You? Part 1

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Do you know what adaptogens are? If not, you might be missing out on stress and anxiety relief and other awesome health benefits! Read on to learn what adaptogens are, how they work, why they’re good for you, and which adaptogenic teas and tisanes are best to get started.

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5 Best Tea + Book Combos: Thrillers, Comedy, Classics and More!

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Tea goes great with books, but some pairings are better than others. For sci-fi, perhaps a tea for focus; for a classic read, a relaxing herbal tea. Dive in to elevate your reading experience! While you explore the world of fiction, explore the world of tea with delectable white and green teas, yerba mate and rooibos.

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5 Best Tea + Book Combos: Thrillers, Comedy, Classics and More!

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Tea goes great with books, but some pairings are better than others. For sci-fi, perhaps a tea for focus; for a classic read, a relaxing herbal tea. Dive in to elevate your reading experience! While you explore the world of fiction, explore the world of tea with delectable white and green teas, yerba mate and rooibos.

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Is Tea, Coffee or Caffeine Good for Your Kidneys? What Teas Are Best?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Oxalates, caffeine, creatinine...confusion! I break down the science connecting kidney health and kidney stones with black and green tea, coffee, caffeine and herbal teas. Learn what and how much you should be drinking plus what teas you should switch to improve kidney function.

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Is Tea, Coffee or Caffeine Good for Your Kidneys? What Teas Are Best?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Oxalates, caffeine, creatinine...confusion! I break down the science connecting kidney health and kidney stones with black and green tea, coffee, caffeine and herbal teas. Learn what and how much you should be drinking plus what teas you should switch to improve kidney function.

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