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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4. Tea Lifestyle

5. Antioxidant Series

6. Going Carbon Positive Series

Tea & Your Microbiome: Is tea good for your gut health?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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Moringa: The Energizing, Caffeine-Free Matcha Alternative

Posted by Stephany Morgan

The moringa plant is known as the "miracle tree" for a reason! Learn what moringa is, whether moringa or matcha is better for you, the health benefits of moringa, and whether it's safe to consume moringa when pregnant. Plus, our recommendations and ideas for some delicious moringa powder recipes.

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The moringa plant is known as the "miracle tree" for a reason! Learn what moringa is, whether moringa or matcha is better for you, the health benefits of moringa, and whether it's safe to consume moringa when pregnant. Plus, our recommendations and ideas for some delicious moringa powder recipes.

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Most Common Antioxidants in Green Tea (Antiox Part 7)

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Green tea is famous for its antioxidants, but what do they actually do? This detailed guide to the science behind EGCG, EGC and Theanine, looks at green tea's anticancer benefits, how it helps reduce anxiety and improve sleep, and how these antioxidants compliment a healthy lifestyle. Plus what lemon does to green tea!
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Green tea is famous for its antioxidants, but what do they actually do? This detailed guide to the science behind EGCG, EGC and Theanine, looks at green tea's anticancer benefits, how it helps reduce anxiety and improve sleep, and how these antioxidants compliment a healthy lifestyle. Plus what lemon does to green tea!
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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

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Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

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The latest and greatest superfood kids on the block! But what do their antioxidants actually do? I demystify the health properties of these three fantastic herbal teas: coffee-replacement Yerba Mate, the ‘miracle tree’ Moringa and the adaptogen Tulsi Holy Basil
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The latest and greatest superfood kids on the block! But what do their antioxidants actually do? I demystify the health properties of these three fantastic herbal teas: coffee-replacement Yerba Mate, the ‘miracle tree’ Moringa and the adaptogen Tulsi Holy Basil
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