Matcha Alternatives Tea Science Lifestyle Blog

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Tulsi Holy Basil: Health Benefits of this Ancient Tea

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Tulsi holy basil is an ancient herbal tea with a ton of goodness! Learn about holy basil's benefits, from lungs and the immune system to stress and diabetes, plus whether it's safe during pregnancy. Plus, discover what an adaptogen is, and why tulsi holy basil's adaptogenic properties make it special.

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Tulsi holy basil is an ancient herbal tea with a ton of goodness! Learn about holy basil's benefits, from lungs and the immune system to stress and diabetes, plus whether it's safe during pregnancy. Plus, discover what an adaptogen is, and why tulsi holy basil's adaptogenic properties make it special.

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Best Homemade London Fog Tea Latte for Vegan, Keto + Paleo Diets

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

Fantastic recipe for an easy aromatic London Fog: a delicious blend of vanilla, lavender, chamomile & Earl Grey rooibos. Plus how to adjust for vegan, paleo or keto diets. Get tips for cutting down on the sugar in your London Fog, and which tea you should use to make it 100% decaf / caffeine-free.
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Fantastic recipe for an easy aromatic London Fog: a delicious blend of vanilla, lavender, chamomile & Earl Grey rooibos. Plus how to adjust for vegan, paleo or keto diets. Get tips for cutting down on the sugar in your London Fog, and which tea you should use to make it 100% decaf / caffeine-free.
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White Tea Caffeine Levels (More than you think! + how caffeine brews)

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

A shocking number of tea ‘experts’ claim white tea is basically caffeine free. But…it’s really not! We compare caffeine levels in Silver Needle, Bai Mu Tan & more, plus why tea is caffeinated & how brewing changes caffeine levels. Busting the myth of ‘decaf’ white tea + why this tea is great for calm & focus
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A shocking number of tea ‘experts’ claim white tea is basically caffeine free. But…it’s really not! We compare caffeine levels in Silver Needle, Bai Mu Tan & more, plus why tea is caffeinated & how brewing changes caffeine levels. Busting the myth of ‘decaf’ white tea + why this tea is great for calm & focus
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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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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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