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5 Best Meditation Apps and Teas for Anxiety, Sleep, and More

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Meditation and tea are two powerful ways to improve your mental and physical health. I reviewed 5 popular mindfulness apps and paired them with the best teas for anxiety relief, restful sleep, mindful fitness, deep relaxation, and increased focus. Find out which combination is best for you!

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5 Best Meditation Apps and Teas for Anxiety, Sleep, and More

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Meditation and tea are two powerful ways to improve your mental and physical health. I reviewed 5 popular mindfulness apps and paired them with the best teas for anxiety relief, restful sleep, mindful fitness, deep relaxation, and increased focus. Find out which combination is best for you!

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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

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Rooibos vs. Honeybush: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Though they have similar qualities, rooibos and honeybush are different teas. Find out the health benefits of rooibos and honeybush, how they are grown and prepared, and how to brew them properly. Plus, learn the difference between green and red rooibos, and why your tea preference might be based on your genes!

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5 Best Loose Leaf Recipes for Making Sun Tea

Posted by Lauren Leese on

A traditional Southern drink, sun tea is the perfect easy treat for summer! Here's how to safely make loose leaf sun tea, and 5 delicious recipes using chamomile, rooibos, tulsi holy basil, yerba mate, and purple tea

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5 Best Loose Leaf Recipes for Making Sun Tea

Posted by Lauren Leese on

A traditional Southern drink, sun tea is the perfect easy treat for summer! Here's how to safely make loose leaf sun tea, and 5 delicious recipes using chamomile, rooibos, tulsi holy basil, yerba mate, and purple tea

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Best Matcha Tea Substitutes for ... Relaxation, Weight Loss & Cooking (Part 2)

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Looking for matcha powder alternatives? These teas have you covered! Find out why rooibos and chamomile are better than matcha for anxiety and stress, whether matcha or green tea is better for weight loss, and how you can substitute moringa for matcha in almost anything.

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Looking for matcha powder alternatives? These teas have you covered! Find out why rooibos and chamomile are better than matcha for anxiety and stress, whether matcha or green tea is better for weight loss, and how you can substitute moringa for matcha in almost anything.

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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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