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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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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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Why You Actually Like Tea (Even Though You Think You Don't)

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Saying “I don’t like tea” is like saying “I don’t like food.” What if this whole time, you’ve just been preparing it wrong and something delicious is in store for you? Here is the definitive list of all the reasons you've been drinking your tea wrong, and what you can do about it.

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Why You Actually Like Tea (Even Though You Think You Don't)

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Saying “I don’t like tea” is like saying “I don’t like food.” What if this whole time, you’ve just been preparing it wrong and something delicious is in store for you? Here is the definitive list of all the reasons you've been drinking your tea wrong, and what you can do about it.

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Moringa: The Energizing, Caffeine-Free Matcha Alternative

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Known as the “miracle tree” Moringa is listed as a cure for 300 ailments in Ayurveda. It is considered a superfood, due to its rich nutrient content. Moringa provides more fiber, vitamins A and C, and protein than Matcha. Matcha doesn’t provide any protein, whereas Moringa provides all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein - a rare thing for the plant world. It is also an adaptogen, a class of botanicals that increase endurance, energy and concentration, aid the stress response, and regulate other systems and functions (i.e., blood pressure and blood sugar) without a single bit of caffeine!

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Moringa: The Energizing, Caffeine-Free Matcha Alternative

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Known as the “miracle tree” Moringa is listed as a cure for 300 ailments in Ayurveda. It is considered a superfood, due to its rich nutrient content. Moringa provides more fiber, vitamins A and C, and protein than Matcha. Matcha doesn’t provide any protein, whereas Moringa provides all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein - a rare thing for the plant world. It is also an adaptogen, a class of botanicals that increase endurance, energy and concentration, aid the stress response, and regulate other systems and functions (i.e., blood pressure and blood sugar) without a single bit of caffeine!

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