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Antioxidants in Green vs Black Teas: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Many think that black teas contain no antioxidants because they have been oxidized, but the truth is a bit more complex than that. This post looks at the antioxidant levels and types in green and black teas, their capacity to neutralize free radicals, how they differ, and their bioavailability (especially when it comes to adding milk to your tea).

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Antioxidants in Green vs Black Teas: What's the Difference?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Many think that black teas contain no antioxidants because they have been oxidized, but the truth is a bit more complex than that. This post looks at the antioxidant levels and types in green and black teas, their capacity to neutralize free radicals, how they differ, and their bioavailability (especially when it comes to adding milk to your tea).

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Moringa: The Complete Vegan Protein

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Of the 20 dietarily relevant amino acids, 11 are non-essential, which means our body can make them. But the rest must come from the diet. These other 9 are found together in animal proteins. Which is great - unless you are vegan. Enter Moringa! This miracle plant contains a whopping 17 amino acids, and all 9 essential amino acids, making it one of the very rare complete proteins in the plant world.

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Moringa: The Complete Vegan Protein

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Of the 20 dietarily relevant amino acids, 11 are non-essential, which means our body can make them. But the rest must come from the diet. These other 9 are found together in animal proteins. Which is great - unless you are vegan. Enter Moringa! This miracle plant contains a whopping 17 amino acids, and all 9 essential amino acids, making it one of the very rare complete proteins in the plant world.

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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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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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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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What Are Tea Blends? How Do They Compare to Pure Teas?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Tea comes in all types, tastes and varieties, but it will always be either a ‘pure tea’ or a ‘blended tea’. This post examines the world of pures and blends, and then puts blends under the microscope in terms of whether something that tastes like a liquid dessert can also be healthy, and what the science is around tea blends.

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What Are Tea Blends? How Do They Compare to Pure Teas?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Tea comes in all types, tastes and varieties, but it will always be either a ‘pure tea’ or a ‘blended tea’. This post examines the world of pures and blends, and then puts blends under the microscope in terms of whether something that tastes like a liquid dessert can also be healthy, and what the science is around tea blends.

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