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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2. Tea Spotlights

3. Food & Drink Recipes

4. Tea Lifestyle

5. Antioxidant Series

6. Going Carbon Positive Series

Fasting and caffeine fasts are the latest trend, but what’s the science? Can tea help? Or is caffeine bad for you? Should you do a caffeine fast? Can caffeine aid weight loss? Our expert shares what teas you can drink on a fast, if you can have honey in your tea when fasting, decaf vs caffeine free tea & much more
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Fasting and caffeine fasts are the latest trend, but what’s the science? Can tea help? Or is caffeine bad for you? Should you do a caffeine fast? Can caffeine aid weight loss? Our expert shares what teas you can drink on a fast, if you can have honey in your tea when fasting, decaf vs caffeine free tea & much more
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Chinese and Japanese green teas have different flavors, preparation methods, and even health benefits! Find out whether Japanese or Chinese green tea is better for you, how to brew each kind of tea, questions on safety, and which loose leaf green teas you should try next, both pures or blends
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Chinese and Japanese green teas have different flavors, preparation methods, and even health benefits! Find out whether Japanese or Chinese green tea is better for you, how to brew each kind of tea, questions on safety, and which loose leaf green teas you should try next, both pures or blends
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Diving into how brewing changes the antioxidant levels of different teas: How does water temperature affect taste? Cold brewing black vs green vs oolong vs white tea: Which has the most antioxidants? And what about antioxidant levels for red vs green rooibos iced tea? How to get the most antioxidants out of your tea, whichever method you try!
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Diving into how brewing changes the antioxidant levels of different teas: How does water temperature affect taste? Cold brewing black vs green vs oolong vs white tea: Which has the most antioxidants? And what about antioxidant levels for red vs green rooibos iced tea? How to get the most antioxidants out of your tea, whichever method you try!
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Make your own tapioca pearls with our delicious recipes including the traditional milk tea, homemade moringa bubbles & brown sugar syrup. Elevate it with new flavors and spices like Strawberries and Cream Green Tea, Butterfly Pea Tea, Thai Tea Boba and Cheese-Topped Bubble Tea! + vegan milk alternatives too!
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Make your own tapioca pearls with our delicious recipes including the traditional milk tea, homemade moringa bubbles & brown sugar syrup. Elevate it with new flavors and spices like Strawberries and Cream Green Tea, Butterfly Pea Tea, Thai Tea Boba and Cheese-Topped Bubble Tea! + vegan milk alternatives too!
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How to Compost & Fertilize with Tea Leaves for the Home Gardener

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Reduce your waste by recycling your tea leaves. For a full garden or just a few indoor plants, composting is an ingenious way to keep your plants healthy and reduce your food waste! Liven up your garden with the ins and outs of looseleaf and bagged tea leaves as fertilizer to help keep your garden beau-TEA-ful!
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Reduce your waste by recycling your tea leaves. For a full garden or just a few indoor plants, composting is an ingenious way to keep your plants healthy and reduce your food waste! Liven up your garden with the ins and outs of looseleaf and bagged tea leaves as fertilizer to help keep your garden beau-TEA-ful!
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