The Matcha Alternatives Blog

 

For the rational tea drinker:

A fully referenced, anti-pseudoscience exploration into the glorious world of tea science. We publish 2-3 times per month, with posts ranging from cool tea science to delicious recipes to how to have fun with tea!

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Commonly Googled Questions About Covid-19 + Tea

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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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Commonly Googled Questions About Covid-19 + Tea

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

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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Ten Ways to Drink Tea: The Founders’ Tea Travels in 2019

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Welcome to 2020! With the start of anything comes reflection on what has passed. In our case, that includes what teas we drank and where. Without further ado, here’s an ever-so-serious review of what hot leaf water we sipped in the ten countries we visited in 2019 – in case you need some tea-spiration for future travels!

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Ten Ways to Drink Tea: The Founders’ Tea Travels in 2019

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Welcome to 2020! With the start of anything comes reflection on what has passed. In our case, that includes what teas we drank and where. Without further ado, here’s an ever-so-serious review of what hot leaf water we sipped in the ten countries we visited in 2019 – in case you need some tea-spiration for future travels!

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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Every wants some answers before they try a new website, So....What do we sell at MatchaAlternatives.com? Do we sell matcha? Where are we based? Do we have a physical shop? Where do we ship? What’s the tea blog like? Should you subscribe? What are our prices like? What should you do if you don’t drink loose leaf tea? and more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Every wants some answers before they try a new website, So....What do we sell at MatchaAlternatives.com? Do we sell matcha? Where are we based? Do we have a physical shop? Where do we ship? What’s the tea blog like? Should you subscribe? What are our prices like? What should you do if you don’t drink loose leaf tea? and more!

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Welcome to the Matcha Alternatives Blog!

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

This blog is a no-nonsense (but lighthearted) resource for everyone who is interested in herbal teas and the science behind them. We will go in-depth on the various herbal teas available in our shop, and also will explore the world of matcha, antioxidants, superfoods and how these can all be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. We will also share our experiences from traveling the world to try and discover teas, as Vientiene and I have been doing for the last four years. We have had some fun and interesting experiences that we will be sharing with you. As part of this, we have some yummy tea recipes, both for cooking with your tea and also for making ideal tea accompaniments.

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Welcome to the Matcha Alternatives Blog!

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

This blog is a no-nonsense (but lighthearted) resource for everyone who is interested in herbal teas and the science behind them. We will go in-depth on the various herbal teas available in our shop, and also will explore the world of matcha, antioxidants, superfoods and how these can all be incorporated into a healthy lifestyle. We will also share our experiences from traveling the world to try and discover teas, as Vientiene and I have been doing for the last four years. We have had some fun and interesting experiences that we will be sharing with you. As part of this, we have some yummy tea recipes, both for cooking with your tea and also for making ideal tea accompaniments.

Read more