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

The first in our series on antioxidants in tea. Read for the essentials of what are antioxidants, how they work and what are free-radicals, breaking down the complex science for easy understanding. Plus lists of antioxidant-rich teas and foods, key facts and a daily diet of superfood teas.

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The first in our series on antioxidants in tea. Read for the essentials of what are antioxidants, how they work and what are free-radicals, breaking down the complex science for easy understanding. Plus lists of antioxidant-rich teas and foods, key facts and a daily diet of superfood teas.

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Adaptogens Part 2: What Foods and Teas Contain Adaptogens?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Adaptogens are a class of herbs with unique stress-relieving properties, but what do they actually do and how can you benefit from them? Find out how adaptogens work, which herbs are adaptogens, and which ones are right for you - including the best adaptogens for energy, sleep, and more.
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Adaptogens are a class of herbs with unique stress-relieving properties, but what do they actually do and how can you benefit from them? Find out how adaptogens work, which herbs are adaptogens, and which ones are right for you - including the best adaptogens for energy, sleep, and more.
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Tea & Your Microbiome: Is tea good for your gut health?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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What are Adaptogens and Why Are They Good For You? Part 1

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Do you know what adaptogens are? If not, you might be missing out on stress and anxiety relief and other awesome health benefits! Read on to learn what adaptogens are, how they work, why they’re good for you, and which adaptogenic teas and tisanes are best to get started.
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Do you know what adaptogens are? If not, you might be missing out on stress and anxiety relief and other awesome health benefits! Read on to learn what adaptogens are, how they work, why they’re good for you, and which adaptogenic teas and tisanes are best to get started.
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Tea Blending Guide: 8 Blend@Home Herbals for Health

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Learn about the health benefits of lavender, rose petals, lemongrass, hibiscus, lemon verbena, turmeric, ginger and licorice. A guide to healthy herbal tea blending so you can Blend@Home like a total tea-boss, creating your own custom brew!
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Learn about the health benefits of lavender, rose petals, lemongrass, hibiscus, lemon verbena, turmeric, ginger and licorice. A guide to healthy herbal tea blending so you can Blend@Home like a total tea-boss, creating your own custom brew!
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