Matcha Alternatives Tea Science Lifestyle 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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3. Food & Drink Recipes

4. Tea Lifestyle

5. Antioxidant Series

6. Going Carbon Positive Series

Chinese and Japanese green teas have different flavors, preparation methods, and even health benefits! Find out whether Japanese or Chinese green tea is better for you, how to brew each kind of tea, questions on safety, and which loose leaf green teas you should try next, both pures or blends
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Chinese and Japanese green teas have different flavors, preparation methods, and even health benefits! Find out whether Japanese or Chinese green tea is better for you, how to brew each kind of tea, questions on safety, and which loose leaf green teas you should try next, both pures or blends
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Use tea to make two new summery twists on this iced dessert, that tastes like ice cream but is dairy-free and so easy to make! Try this recipe for a refreshing coconut milk granita using tart hibiscus tea and color-changing blue butterfly pea tea. This vegan and gluten-free summer dessert recipe is easy and fun to make too!
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Use tea to make two new summery twists on this iced dessert, that tastes like ice cream but is dairy-free and so easy to make! Try this recipe for a refreshing coconut milk granita using tart hibiscus tea and color-changing blue butterfly pea tea. This vegan and gluten-free summer dessert recipe is easy and fun to make too!
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What are the antioxidants in purple tea, that make it a superfood...err…superdrink? Purple tea has many antioxidants, most famously GHG (unique to purple tea) and anthocyanins (what make blueberries blue). Learn what these antioxidants do, the health benefits of purple tea, purple tea and pregnancy, and so much more!
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What are the antioxidants in purple tea, that make it a superfood...err…superdrink? Purple tea has many antioxidants, most famously GHG (unique to purple tea) and anthocyanins (what make blueberries blue). Learn what these antioxidants do, the health benefits of purple tea, purple tea and pregnancy, and so much more!
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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
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Tea Troubleshooting: 6 Tips for Tea Skeptics

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How to brew tea correctly and make your tea taste better. Tips and tricks for tea skeptics, with what happens if you brew too long, the best ways to steep your tea, how to blend your own tea, teabags vs looseleaf, brewing true vs herbal tea, what happens if you brew too long, when to drink tea, and how to boil water for tea! Plus: how to use tea for mindfulness and relaxation

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How to brew tea correctly and make your tea taste better. Tips and tricks for tea skeptics, with what happens if you brew too long, the best ways to steep your tea, how to blend your own tea, teabags vs looseleaf, brewing true vs herbal tea, what happens if you brew too long, when to drink tea, and how to boil water for tea! Plus: how to use tea for mindfulness and relaxation

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