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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6. Going Carbon Positive Series

Tulsi Holy Basil: Health Benefits of this Ancient Tea

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Tulsi holy basil is an ancient herbal tea with a ton of goodness! Learn about holy basil's benefits, from lungs and the immune system to stress and diabetes, plus whether it's safe during pregnancy. Plus, discover what an adaptogen is, and why tulsi holy basil's adaptogenic properties make it special.

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Tulsi holy basil is an ancient herbal tea with a ton of goodness! Learn about holy basil's benefits, from lungs and the immune system to stress and diabetes, plus whether it's safe during pregnancy. Plus, discover what an adaptogen is, and why tulsi holy basil's adaptogenic properties make it special.

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Immune Tea: How Tea & Herbal Tea Can Support Your Immune System

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

We investigate *how* the immune system can be supported with tea and tisanes. How tea can be immune stimulants, modulators and tonics, or adaptogenic. What are the best teas for immune system health? Read for immunity tea benefits. Many teas claim to help, but what does the research actually say?
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We investigate *how* the immune system can be supported with tea and tisanes. How tea can be immune stimulants, modulators and tonics, or adaptogenic. What are the best teas for immune system health? Read for immunity tea benefits. Many teas claim to help, but what does the research actually say?
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Teas for Migraines: Can Tea Help with Headaches?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Finally, an article putting published research about tea + migraines into one place! Learn what specific teas are good for migraines, plus the difference between migraines vs headaches and if tea is a natural remedy for headaches. Can tea help migraines? What is oxidative stress and can antioxidants help?
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Finally, an article putting published research about tea + migraines into one place! Learn what specific teas are good for migraines, plus the difference between migraines vs headaches and if tea is a natural remedy for headaches. Can tea help migraines? What is oxidative stress and can antioxidants help?
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We uncover the truth behind the claims of tea and skincare - how tea can help the health of your skin, how tea antioxidants help skin health and overall what are the best teas for skin wellness? We deep dive into black, green and purple tea plus herbal teas like rooibos and chamomile.
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We uncover the truth behind the claims of tea and skincare - how tea can help the health of your skin, how tea antioxidants help skin health and overall what are the best teas for skin wellness? We deep dive into black, green and purple tea plus herbal teas like rooibos and chamomile.
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White Tea Caffeine Levels (More than you think! + how caffeine brews)

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

A shocking number of tea ‘experts’ claim white tea is basically caffeine free. But…it’s really not! We compare caffeine levels in Silver Needle, Bai Mu Tan & more, plus why tea is caffeinated & how brewing changes caffeine levels. Busting the myth of ‘decaf’ white tea + why this tea is great for calm & focus
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A shocking number of tea ‘experts’ claim white tea is basically caffeine free. But…it’s really not! We compare caffeine levels in Silver Needle, Bai Mu Tan & more, plus why tea is caffeinated & how brewing changes caffeine levels. Busting the myth of ‘decaf’ white tea + why this tea is great for calm & focus
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