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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1. Tea Science & Wellness

2. Tea Spotlights

3. Food & Drink Recipes

4. Tea Lifestyle

5. Antioxidant Series

6. Going Carbon Positive Series

The first in our series on antioxidants in tea. Read for the essentials of what are antioxidants, how they work and what are free-radicals, breaking down the complex science for easy understanding. Plus lists of antioxidant-rich teas and foods, key facts and a daily diet of superfood teas.

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The first in our series on antioxidants in tea. Read for the essentials of what are antioxidants, how they work and what are free-radicals, breaking down the complex science for easy understanding. Plus lists of antioxidant-rich teas and foods, key facts and a daily diet of superfood teas.

Read more

An in-depth comparison of butterfly pea flower and Kenyan purple tea: what they are, their flavors and origins, and their antioxidants and health benefits. Plus, learn how to mix beautiful drinks with vibrant pH color changes in your own home with our brewing guides. Time to meet the prettiest herbal tea ever!
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An in-depth comparison of butterfly pea flower and Kenyan purple tea: what they are, their flavors and origins, and their antioxidants and health benefits. Plus, learn how to mix beautiful drinks with vibrant pH color changes in your own home with our brewing guides. Time to meet the prettiest herbal tea ever!
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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 8)

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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