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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4. Tea Lifestyle

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6. Going Carbon Positive Series

Best Anti-Inflammatory Teas & Herbals + An Intro to Inflammation

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Can green tea reduce inflammation? Can coffee? And what is inflammation anyway? Learn which teas & tisanes are the best anti-inflammatories, such as mint, ginger & chamomile, why turmeric both is and isn’t the strongest anti-inflammatory herb, and why Golden Milk is incredible for reducing systemic inflammation.

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Can green tea reduce inflammation? Can coffee? And what is inflammation anyway? Learn which teas & tisanes are the best anti-inflammatories, such as mint, ginger & chamomile, why turmeric both is and isn’t the strongest anti-inflammatory herb, and why Golden Milk is incredible for reducing systemic inflammation.

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Japanese Green Tea: The 15 Main Types & A Brief History of Tea in Japan

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

We’ve all heard of matcha and know it’s from Japan, but what’s the history of green tea in Japan? And what are the 15 different types of Japanese green tea? Learn how green tea arrived in Japan, the origins of the Japanese tea ceremony, more recent tea history & all about sencha, gyokuro, tencha, bancha, hojicha & more!

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We’ve all heard of matcha and know it’s from Japan, but what’s the history of green tea in Japan? And what are the 15 different types of Japanese green tea? Learn how green tea arrived in Japan, the origins of the Japanese tea ceremony, more recent tea history & all about sencha, gyokuro, tencha, bancha, hojicha & more!

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Three yummy & healthy Arnold Palmer recipes with looseleaf tea for max taste and antioxidants. All fun twists on the classic lemonade + iced tea combo, with the best ever Arnold Palmer saved for last. From our Chai Arnold Palmer Lemonade to a Ginger Turmeric Yerba Mate lemonade to the show-stopping Magic Lavender Green Tea Arnold Palmer with butterfly pea tea.
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Three yummy & healthy Arnold Palmer recipes with looseleaf tea for max taste and antioxidants. All fun twists on the classic lemonade + iced tea combo, with the best ever Arnold Palmer saved for last. From our Chai Arnold Palmer Lemonade to a Ginger Turmeric Yerba Mate lemonade to the show-stopping Magic Lavender Green Tea Arnold Palmer with butterfly pea 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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Can green tea help with fat weight loss, and if so how? What about green tea extract and supplements, black tea, coffee and chamomile? We digest and explain the research to help you learn what are the best teas for weight loss and whether they actually work. Plus busting the claims of weight loss and laxative teas.
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Can green tea help with fat weight loss, and if so how? What about green tea extract and supplements, black tea, coffee and chamomile? We digest and explain the research to help you learn what are the best teas for weight loss and whether they actually work. Plus busting the claims of weight loss and laxative teas.
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