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Tulsi Holy Basil: An Ancient Tea for Modern Times

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Tulsi holy basil is an ancient herbal tea with a ton of goodness! Learn about holy basil's benefits, whether it's safe during pregnancy, and why it's one of the best herbal teas for anxiety. Plus, discover what an adaptogen is, and why tulsi holy basil's adaptogenic properties make it special.

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Tulsi holy basil is an ancient herbal tea with a ton of goodness! Learn about holy basil's benefits, whether it's safe during pregnancy, and why it's one of the best herbal teas for anxiety. Plus, discover what an adaptogen is, and why tulsi holy basil's adaptogenic properties make it special.

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The Dark Truth About Matcha Tea

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Matcha green tea powder has exploded in Western markets over the past decade, as its superfood reputation spreads. However, is it all it's cracked up to be? Is it truly king of the healthy drinks when consumers are going to Starbucks and drinking matcha lattes that are 50% sugar? It's also fiercely expensive, at up to $3 for a mug, at home! Is it the high antioxidant claims that have led to the title of king? The nutrient profile? There are MANY herbs that beat matcha by a long shot. Consider Moringa: this plant is also a preparation of ground leaves that are whisked into water and enjoyed similarly to matcha. Let’s also compare Rooibos and Honeybush, who are also strong contenders.
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Matcha green tea powder has exploded in Western markets over the past decade, as its superfood reputation spreads. However, is it all it's cracked up to be? Is it truly king of the healthy drinks when consumers are going to Starbucks and drinking matcha lattes that are 50% sugar? It's also fiercely expensive, at up to $3 for a mug, at home! Is it the high antioxidant claims that have led to the title of king? The nutrient profile? There are MANY herbs that beat matcha by a long shot. Consider Moringa: this plant is also a preparation of ground leaves that are whisked into water and enjoyed similarly to matcha. Let’s also compare Rooibos and Honeybush, who are also strong contenders.
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