Matcha Alternatives Tea Science Lifestyle 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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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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Ultimate Guide to Brewing Tea and Tisanes

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed

A definitive guide to how to brew herbal and true teas. Pure teas, like black, green and white tea, brew differently than herbal teas like rooibos, chamomile, yerba mate or tulsi. Learn how to brew moringa powder, iced tea + cold brew tea rules of thumb, which brewing method has more caffeine, which teas burn, & more.
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A definitive guide to how to brew herbal and true teas. Pure teas, like black, green and white tea, brew differently than herbal teas like rooibos, chamomile, yerba mate or tulsi. Learn how to brew moringa powder, iced tea + cold brew tea rules of thumb, which brewing method has more caffeine, which teas burn, & more.
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How to Compost & Fertilize with Tea Leaves for the Home Gardener

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

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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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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