Matcha Alternatives Tea Science Lifestyle Blog

The Matcha Alternatives 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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Ultimate Guide to Brewing Tea and Tisanes

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed

A definitive guide to how to brew herbal and true teas. Pure teas, like black, green and white tea, brew differently than herbal teas like rooibos, chamomile, yerba mate or tulsi. Learn how to brew moringa powder, iced tea + cold brew tea rules of thumb, which brewing method has more caffeine, which teas burn, & more.
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A definitive guide to how to brew herbal and true teas. Pure teas, like black, green and white tea, brew differently than herbal teas like rooibos, chamomile, yerba mate or tulsi. Learn how to brew moringa powder, iced tea + cold brew tea rules of thumb, which brewing method has more caffeine, which teas burn, & more.
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5 Best Manga Series & Teas to Match: an Intro to Manga in 2021

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

A tea and manga blog! First a comparison of Comics vs Manga vs Graphic Novel vs Anime. Then my manga series list of favorites from shounen, sports and shoujo to down-to-earth and classic Japanese comics. For each of these best English manga series I match a tasty tea to help you sit back, read and enjoy!
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A tea and manga blog! First a comparison of Comics vs Manga vs Graphic Novel vs Anime. Then my manga series list of favorites from shounen, sports and shoujo to down-to-earth and classic Japanese comics. For each of these best English manga series I match a tasty tea to help you sit back, read and enjoy!
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Behind the Scenes: How Did We Fall In Love with Tea?

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

How did the founders of this teashop start out with tea? What and where did they learn, and what brought them to spend 4 consecutive years travelling for tea? Read on for a glimpse behind the curtain from family tea time, to the London tea scene, to Madrid and beyond. Share and reminisce with us in our tea journey!
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How did the founders of this teashop start out with tea? What and where did they learn, and what brought them to spend 4 consecutive years travelling for tea? Read on for a glimpse behind the curtain from family tea time, to the London tea scene, to Madrid and beyond. Share and reminisce with us in our tea journey!
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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 was tea culture like in 19th century England? Who drank tea and why? And why were tea parties so important in the Victorian age? Explore with Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations the history of tea in 1800s Great Britain with examples of the classic tea scenes we know and love!
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What was tea culture like in 19th century England? Who drank tea and why? And why were tea parties so important in the Victorian age? Explore with Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and Charles Dickens' Great Expectations the history of tea in 1800s Great Britain with examples of the classic tea scenes we know and love!
Read more