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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1. Tea Science & Wellness

2. Tea Spotlights

3. Food & Drink Recipes

4. Tea Lifestyle

5. Antioxidant Series

6. Going Carbon Positive Series

While we all want to buy eco-friendly products, finding ones that are truly sustainable can be harder than we think. Through greenwashing many companies use environmental marketing to appear green without putting in the work! Here we’ll discuss what greenwashing is and what it looks like, with two 'How to Spot It' free downloadables!
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While we all want to buy eco-friendly products, finding ones that are truly sustainable can be harder than we think. Through greenwashing many companies use environmental marketing to appear green without putting in the work! Here we’ll discuss what greenwashing is and what it looks like, with two 'How to Spot It' free downloadables!
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Adaptogens Part 2: What Foods and Teas Contain Adaptogens?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Adaptogens are a class of herbs with unique stress-relieving properties, but what do they actually do and how can you benefit from them? Find out how adaptogens work, which herbs are adaptogens, and which ones are right for you - including the best adaptogens for energy, sleep, and more.
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Adaptogens are a class of herbs with unique stress-relieving properties, but what do they actually do and how can you benefit from them? Find out how adaptogens work, which herbs are adaptogens, and which ones are right for you - including the best adaptogens for energy, sleep, and more.
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How to Compost & Fertilize with Tea Leaves for the Home Gardener

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

Reduce your waste by recycling your tea leaves. For a full garden or just a few indoor plants, composting is an ingenious way to keep your plants healthy and reduce your food waste! Liven up your garden with the ins and outs of looseleaf and bagged tea leaves as fertilizer to help keep your garden beau-TEA-ful!
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Reduce your waste by recycling your tea leaves. For a full garden or just a few indoor plants, composting is an ingenious way to keep your plants healthy and reduce your food waste! Liven up your garden with the ins and outs of looseleaf and bagged tea leaves as fertilizer to help keep your garden beau-TEA-ful!
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Tea & Your Microbiome: Is tea good for your gut health?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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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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