The Matcha Alternatives Blog

 

For the rational tea drinker:

A fully referenced, anti-pseudoscience exploration into the glorious world of tea science. We publish 2-3 times per month, with posts ranging from cool tea science to delicious recipes to how to have fun with tea!

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5 Best Tea + Song Combos to Lower Stress and Boost Your Mood

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Music inspires emotion, but wouldn't it be even better if we could taste the music? Try our 5 pairings of teas + songs to help improve your mood and energy. If you're wondering how to feel relaxed, energetic, focused, confident or simply happy, these music and tea choices are here for you!

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5 Best Tea + Song Combos to Lower Stress and Boost Your Mood

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Music inspires emotion, but wouldn't it be even better if we could taste the music? Try our 5 pairings of teas + songs to help improve your mood and energy. If you're wondering how to feel relaxed, energetic, focused, confident or simply happy, these music and tea choices are here for you!

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Best Substitutes for Matcha Tea...for Concentration, Caffeine & Antioxidants

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

For all those matcha lovers (or haters) out there: This blog covers the best alternatives to matcha for those who are looking for concentration and focus; a morning caffeine hit; or loads of antioxidants. With direct price, antioxidant and caffeine comparisons to matcha so you can make up your own mind!

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For all those matcha lovers (or haters) out there: This blog covers the best alternatives to matcha for those who are looking for concentration and focus; a morning caffeine hit; or loads of antioxidants. With direct price, antioxidant and caffeine comparisons to matcha so you can make up your own mind!

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What is Purple Tea? All About the Mega-Antioxidant, Anthocyanin-Rich Matcha Alternative

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

What is purple tea? Why is it becoming so popular? Today's post dives in to what tea cultivars produce purple tea, how it differs from green tea, the difference between Chinese vs Kenyan purple tea, its antioxidant levels and why you should give it a try!

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What is purple tea? Why is it becoming so popular? Today's post dives in to what tea cultivars produce purple tea, how it differs from green tea, the difference between Chinese vs Kenyan purple tea, its antioxidant levels and why you should give it a try!

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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Caffeine in Coffee and Tea: All You Need to Know

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Caffeine may be the most misunderstood molecule that we regularly consume. It is both adored and vilified, is extremely addictive, is consumed by over 90% of Americans every day, and studies have shown it can have an enormous range of effects. For something so potent, though, we tend to consume it without a lot of thought. This post covers what caffeine is, how it works, how to adjust caffeine levels in your tea, how much caffeine is actually in coffee and tea, and what caffeine levels are in different types of teas and tisanes (like yerba mate). 

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Caffeine in Coffee and Tea: All You Need to Know

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Caffeine may be the most misunderstood molecule that we regularly consume. It is both adored and vilified, is extremely addictive, is consumed by over 90% of Americans every day, and studies have shown it can have an enormous range of effects. For something so potent, though, we tend to consume it without a lot of thought. This post covers what caffeine is, how it works, how to adjust caffeine levels in your tea, how much caffeine is actually in coffee and tea, and what caffeine levels are in different types of teas and tisanes (like yerba mate). 

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