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Best Substitutes for Matcha Tea...for Concentration, Caffeine & Antioxidants

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

For all those matcha lovers (or haters) out there: This blog covers the best alternatives to matcha for those who are looking for concentration and focus; a morning caffeine hit; or loads of antioxidants. With direct price, antioxidant and caffeine comparisons to matcha so you can make up your own mind!

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For all those matcha lovers (or haters) out there: This blog covers the best alternatives to matcha for those who are looking for concentration and focus; a morning caffeine hit; or loads of antioxidants. With direct price, antioxidant and caffeine comparisons to matcha so you can make up your own mind!

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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Our Origin Story: Why are we called MatchaAlternatives.com anyway?!

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

A few years ago we tried to get "into" matcha tea given how every year for the last 10+ it has been getting more and more popular (as you may have noticed) but we have really struggled to like it. This post covers how we started, the world of matcha vs better value antioxidants, and why MatchaAlternatives.com is here.

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Our Origin Story: Why are we called MatchaAlternatives.com anyway?!

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

A few years ago we tried to get "into" matcha tea given how every year for the last 10+ it has been getting more and more popular (as you may have noticed) but we have really struggled to like it. This post covers how we started, the world of matcha vs better value antioxidants, and why MatchaAlternatives.com is here.

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Busting the Matcha Myth: Does matcha really have 137 times more antioxidants (EGCG) than green tea? Part 3 Antiox Series

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

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 (Part 3 of my Antioxidants Series) 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 (Part 3 of my Antioxidants Series) busts this matcha myth once and for all and looks at actual antioxidant levels in matcha and green tea.

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The Dark Truth About Matcha Tea

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Matcha green tea powder has exploded in Western markets over the past decade, as its superfood reputation spreads. However, is it all it's cracked up to be? Is it truly king of the healthy drinks when consumers are going to Starbucks and drinking matcha lattes that are 50% sugar? It's also fiercely expensive, at up to $3 for a mug, at home! Is it the high antioxidant claims that have led to the title of king? The nutrient profile? There are MANY herbs that beat matcha by a long shot. Consider Moringa: this plant is also a preparation of ground leaves that are whisked into water and enjoyed similarly to matcha. Let’s also compare Rooibos and Honeybush, who are also strong contenders.

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The Dark Truth About Matcha Tea

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Matcha green tea powder has exploded in Western markets over the past decade, as its superfood reputation spreads. However, is it all it's cracked up to be? Is it truly king of the healthy drinks when consumers are going to Starbucks and drinking matcha lattes that are 50% sugar? It's also fiercely expensive, at up to $3 for a mug, at home! Is it the high antioxidant claims that have led to the title of king? The nutrient profile? There are MANY herbs that beat matcha by a long shot. Consider Moringa: this plant is also a preparation of ground leaves that are whisked into water and enjoyed similarly to matcha. Let’s also compare Rooibos and Honeybush, who are also strong contenders.

Read more