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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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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What are the antioxidants in purple tea, that make it a superfood...err…superdrink? Purple tea has many antioxidants, most famously GHG (unique to purple tea) and anthocyanins (what make blueberries blue). Learn what these antioxidants do, the health benefits of purple tea, purple tea and pregnancy, and so much more!
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What are the antioxidants in purple tea, that make it a superfood...err…superdrink? Purple tea has many antioxidants, most famously GHG (unique to purple tea) and anthocyanins (what make blueberries blue). Learn what these antioxidants do, the health benefits of purple tea, purple tea and pregnancy, and so much more!
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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
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The Science of Tea & Anxiety

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Tea and anxiety: we look at the chemistry of anxiety, how it differs from stress, an overview of mindfulness, and use of the tea ceremony as an anxiety management technique. Plus the physiological effects of antioxidants in chamomile, tulsi holy basil, green tea and moringa to help reduce anxiety.
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Tea and anxiety: we look at the chemistry of anxiety, how it differs from stress, an overview of mindfulness, and use of the tea ceremony as an anxiety management technique. Plus the physiological effects of antioxidants in chamomile, tulsi holy basil, green tea and moringa to help reduce anxiety.
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What is Matcha Tea? A Primer on its History, Grades & Key Questions

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

Our alternatives to matcha tea are superfood teas with different flavors, lower cost and more antioxidants...but matcha is still a fascinating tea with a rich history. Learn the origins of this green tea powder, how it’s grown and prepared, its flavor, caffeine and antioxidant content, and the best matcha substitutes.
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Our alternatives to matcha tea are superfood teas with different flavors, lower cost and more antioxidants...but matcha is still a fascinating tea with a rich history. Learn the origins of this green tea powder, how it’s grown and prepared, its flavor, caffeine and antioxidant content, and the best matcha substitutes.
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