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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

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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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

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!

Read more


Antioxidant Benefits of Yerba Mate, Moringa, & Tulsi (Antiox Part 6)

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

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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Antioxidants in Rooibos, Honeybush & Chamomile: What Do They Actually Do? Part 5

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What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

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The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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What Are Tea Blends? How Do They Compare to Pure Teas?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Tea comes in all types, tastes and varieties, but it will always be either a ‘pure tea’ or a ‘blended tea’. This post examines the world of pures and blends, and then puts blends under the microscope in terms of whether something that tastes like a liquid dessert can also be healthy, and what the science is around tea blends.

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What Are Tea Blends? How Do They Compare to Pure Teas?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Tea comes in all types, tastes and varieties, but it will always be either a ‘pure tea’ or a ‘blended tea’. This post examines the world of pures and blends, and then puts blends under the microscope in terms of whether something that tastes like a liquid dessert can also be healthy, and what the science is around tea blends.

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