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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2. Tea Spotlights

3. Food & Drink Recipes

4. Tea Lifestyle

5. Antioxidant Series

6. Going Carbon Positive Series

Commonly Googled Questions About Covid-19 + Tea

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed

Our response + your questions: First, here's what we're doing on our end to keep your tea safe, and second your coronavirus tea questions answered: Can green tea cure covid-19? Can I catch the virus by drinking tea? What teas should I be drinking to boost my immune system? What about teas for mental health? Plus how best to stay safe and healthy.
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Our response + your questions: First, here's what we're doing on our end to keep your tea safe, and second your coronavirus tea questions answered: Can green tea cure covid-19? Can I catch the virus by drinking tea? What teas should I be drinking to boost my immune system? What about teas for mental health? Plus how best to stay safe and healthy.
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Best Teas for the Keto and Paleo Diets

Posted by Stephany Morgan

In this post you’re going to learn what the best teas are for the Ketogenic and Paleo diets. I'll give a brief overview of these two diets, types of tea allowed on Keto and Paleo and the best teas for boosting energy, plus my favorites!
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In this post you’re going to learn what the best teas are for the Ketogenic and Paleo diets. I'll give a brief overview of these two diets, types of tea allowed on Keto and Paleo and the best teas for boosting energy, plus my favorites!
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What is purple tea? It is a special type of tea cultivar, from China and developed in Kenya, that is rich in purple and red anthocyanins, filled with antioxidants which are also found in purple foods, such as blueberries, blackberries and acai. The concentration of these antioxidants, including the uncommon GHG polyphenol, are responsible for the unique taste and color of this tea.

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What is purple tea? It is a special type of tea cultivar, from China and developed in Kenya, that is rich in purple and red anthocyanins, filled with antioxidants which are also found in purple foods, such as blueberries, blackberries and acai. The concentration of these antioxidants, including the uncommon GHG polyphenol, are responsible for the unique taste and color of this tea.

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The matcha industry claims that matcha contains 137 times the EGCG levels of green tea, but this is blatantly false. This figure is taken out of context from one flawed study, and if its antioxidants levels were actually that high matcha would be deadly! This blog busts this matcha myth once and for all and looks at actual antioxidant levels in matcha and green tea.
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The matcha industry claims that matcha contains 137 times the EGCG levels of green tea, but this is blatantly false. This figure is taken out of context from one flawed study, and if its antioxidants levels were actually that high matcha would be deadly! This blog busts this matcha myth once and for all and looks at actual antioxidant levels in matcha and green tea.
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Caffeine in Coffee and Tea: All You Need to Know

Posted by Stephany Morgan

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 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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