Matcha Alternatives Tea Science Lifestyle Blog

The Matcha Alternatives 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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1. Tea Science & Wellness

2. Tea Spotlights

3. Food & Drink Recipes

4. Tea Lifestyle

5. Antioxidant Series

6. Going Carbon Positive Series

Immune Tea: How Tea & Herbal Tea Can Support Your Immune System

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We investigate *how* the immune system can be supported with tea and tisanes. How tea can be immune stimulants, modulators and tonics, or adaptogenic. What are the best teas for immune system health? Read for immunity tea benefits. Many teas claim to help, but what does the research actually say?
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We investigate *how* the immune system can be supported with tea and tisanes. How tea can be immune stimulants, modulators and tonics, or adaptogenic. What are the best teas for immune system health? Read for immunity tea benefits. Many teas claim to help, but what does the research actually say?
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We uncover the truth behind the claims of tea and skincare - how tea can help the health of your skin, how tea antioxidants help skin health and overall what are the best teas for skin wellness? We deep dive into black, green and purple tea plus herbal teas like rooibos and chamomile.
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We uncover the truth behind the claims of tea and skincare - how tea can help the health of your skin, how tea antioxidants help skin health and overall what are the best teas for skin wellness? We deep dive into black, green and purple tea plus herbal teas like rooibos and chamomile.
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White Tea Caffeine Levels (More than you think! + how caffeine brews)

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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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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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Coffee, tea and herbal teas are all linked to liver health, protecting against injury + liver fibrosis and slowing liver disease. But not all teas do the same thing - some are even bad. Learn what teas are good for your liver, tea vs coffee vs caffeine for liver health, and why liver ‘cleanses’ are not good for you!
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Coffee, tea and herbal teas are all linked to liver health, protecting against injury + liver fibrosis and slowing liver disease. But not all teas do the same thing - some are even bad. Learn what teas are good for your liver, tea vs coffee vs caffeine for liver health, and why liver ‘cleanses’ are not good for you!
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Learn all about black tea antioxidants, and how they differ to those in green tea. What free-radical fighters are in each type of these teas and how do they differ in antioxidant capacity? We then go through the literature to find the antioxidant benefits of black tea and green tea, from Theaflavins to EGCG and ECG. We have some huge studies to share with you!
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Learn all about black tea antioxidants, and how they differ to those in green tea. What free-radical fighters are in each type of these teas and how do they differ in antioxidant capacity? We then go through the literature to find the antioxidant benefits of black tea and green tea, from Theaflavins to EGCG and ECG. We have some huge studies to share with you!
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