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

Best Anti-Inflammatory Teas & Herbals + An Intro to Inflammation

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Can green tea reduce inflammation? Can coffee? And what is inflammation anyway? Learn which teas & tisanes are the best anti-inflammatories, such as mint, ginger & chamomile, why turmeric both is and isn’t the strongest anti-inflammatory herb, and why Golden Milk is incredible for reducing systemic inflammation.

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Can green tea reduce inflammation? Can coffee? And what is inflammation anyway? Learn which teas & tisanes are the best anti-inflammatories, such as mint, ginger & chamomile, why turmeric both is and isn’t the strongest anti-inflammatory herb, and why Golden Milk is incredible for reducing systemic inflammation.

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Is tea good (or bad) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Learn what to drink (and what teas irritate IBS), how some teas can trigger IBS and what the heck IBS is anyway! The 6 best herbal teas for relief from IBS symptoms and stomach aches, such as ginger and peppermint, and why caffeine is not your friend.
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Is tea good (or bad) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Learn what to drink (and what teas irritate IBS), how some teas can trigger IBS and what the heck IBS is anyway! The 6 best herbal teas for relief from IBS symptoms and stomach aches, such as ginger and peppermint, and why caffeine is not your friend.
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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.

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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.

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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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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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