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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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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Diving into how brewing changes the antioxidant levels of different teas: How does water temperature affect taste? Cold brewing black vs green vs oolong vs white tea: Which has the most antioxidants? And what about antioxidant levels for red vs green rooibos iced tea? How to get the most antioxidants out of your tea, whichever method you try!
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Diving into how brewing changes the antioxidant levels of different teas: How does water temperature affect taste? Cold brewing black vs green vs oolong vs white tea: Which has the most antioxidants? And what about antioxidant levels for red vs green rooibos iced tea? How to get the most antioxidants out of your tea, whichever method you try!
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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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Steep & Stream: Best 10 Teas for Binging 6 Must-See Netflix Shows

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

Try our favorite Netflix shows, paired with the perfect tea! We’ve curated a delish list of teas and herbals - ideal brews for Diana in the Crown, romantic cuppas for a tryst in Bridgerton & many more. So for what to watch next or for a cozy tea with your next binge - go forth! Steep and stream! Netflix and tea!
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Try our favorite Netflix shows, paired with the perfect tea! We’ve curated a delish list of teas and herbals - ideal brews for Diana in the Crown, romantic cuppas for a tryst in Bridgerton & many more. So for what to watch next or for a cozy tea with your next binge - go forth! Steep and stream! Netflix and tea!
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How to Give Tea for the Holidays: Beginner’s Guide to Ethical Gifting

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

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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