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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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Best Teas for Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Stephany Morgan

What teas to drink to help your New Year's resolutions, and why do they work? I explore the best teas for weight loss, protein, stress management, reduced anxiety, better quality sleep and prolonged focus, looking at how chai blends, moringa, tulsi, yerba mate, chamomile, green tea and more can make all the difference. 
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What teas to drink to help your New Year's resolutions, and why do they work? I explore the best teas for weight loss, protein, stress management, reduced anxiety, better quality sleep and prolonged focus, looking at how chai blends, moringa, tulsi, yerba mate, chamomile, green tea and more can make all the difference. 
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How to Give Tea for the Holidays: Beginner’s Guide to Ethical Gifting

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Tea Gifting Guide: How to give sustainable, unique tea gifts, support small business, choose ethically sourced items, and gift wrap responsibly. Plus a guide to buying teaware, the best tea for the holidays, tea stocking stuffers, and the perfect tea gifts for energy, anxiety, sleep, and more. When in doubt, give tea!
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Tea Gifting Guide: How to give sustainable, unique tea gifts, support small business, choose ethically sourced items, and gift wrap responsibly. Plus a guide to buying teaware, the best tea for the holidays, tea stocking stuffers, and the perfect tea gifts for energy, anxiety, sleep, and more. When in doubt, give tea!
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We all want to enjoy autumn but are stuck inside. What to do? Well, doom-scroll no more: with my set of covid-safe Sinister, Fall Harvest and Cheery-themed takes on classic Fall pastimes - with tea pairings for every occasion - you’ll have a host of quarantine-approved activities for this Halloween! From spooky decorations to perfect Fall movies, I’ve got you covered.
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We all want to enjoy autumn but are stuck inside. What to do? Well, doom-scroll no more: with my set of covid-safe Sinister, Fall Harvest and Cheery-themed takes on classic Fall pastimes - with tea pairings for every occasion - you’ll have a host of quarantine-approved activities for this Halloween! From spooky decorations to perfect Fall movies, I’ve got you covered.
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