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Best Matcha Tea Substitutes for ... Relaxation, Weight Loss & Cooking (Part 2)

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Looking for matcha powder alternatives? These teas have you covered! Find out why rooibos and chamomile are better than matcha for anxiety and stress, whether matcha or green tea is better for weight loss, and how you can substitute moringa for matcha in almost anything.

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Looking for matcha powder alternatives? These teas have you covered! Find out why rooibos and chamomile are better than matcha for anxiety and stress, whether matcha or green tea is better for weight loss, and how you can substitute moringa for matcha in almost anything.

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Best Substitutes for Matcha Tea ... for Concentration, Caffeine & Antioxidants (Part 1)

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, weight loss 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, weight loss 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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