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5. Antioxidant Series

Are Chai Tea Spices Good for You? Health Benefits of Your Fall Chai Addiction

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Chai-licious tea science: what are the health benefits of famous chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, ginger, licorice...? What synergies are uncovered when you combine these antioxidant-rich spices? Learn all about spice science as we deconstruct our five different Blend@Home chai mixes.

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Chai-licious tea science: what are the health benefits of famous chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, ginger, licorice...? What synergies are uncovered when you combine these antioxidant-rich spices? Learn all about spice science as we deconstruct our five different Blend@Home chai mixes.

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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!

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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

Read more


How Are Antioxidants Measured? ORAC Scores and How Much You Need Per Day

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

ORAC scores can be confusing, but the science behind calculating antioxidant values doesn’t have to be! Discover why ORAC levels are important, how they are measured, how to watch for misleading claims, and which teas have the highest ORAC levels and health benefits.

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ORAC scores can be confusing, but the science behind calculating antioxidant values doesn’t have to be! Discover why ORAC levels are important, how they are measured, how to watch for misleading claims, and which teas have the highest ORAC levels and health benefits.

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Is Milk in Tea Bad for You? Here's Why & Why Not

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Researchers say that milk robs tea of nutrients, so how can you drink milky tea and be healthy? In short, avoid proteins! These plant-based milks, such as soy, pea, oat and more, help make your tea nutritious and delicious without destroying the antioxidants.

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Is Milk in Tea Bad for You? Here's Why & Why Not

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Researchers say that milk robs tea of nutrients, so how can you drink milky tea and be healthy? In short, avoid proteins! These plant-based milks, such as soy, pea, oat and more, help make your tea nutritious and delicious without destroying the antioxidants.

Read more