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

Explore how you can reduce the carbon and water footprint of your tea passion, in part 2 of our carbon positive journey. Learn about teabag plastic pollution, and the carbon impact of coffee, bottled tea, looseleaf, dairy and glass vs plastic vs paper packaging. A primer on sustainable practices in tea!

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Explore how you can reduce the carbon and water footprint of your tea passion, in part 2 of our carbon positive journey. Learn about teabag plastic pollution, and the carbon impact of coffee, bottled tea, looseleaf, dairy and glass vs plastic vs paper packaging. A primer on sustainable practices in tea!

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6 Best Herbal Teas for Digestion & Why They Work

Posted by Stephany Morgan

How to combat Thanksgiving indigestion - we cover how your body digests and the impact of overeating and alcohol, to the soothing effects of the six best spices and herbal teas for digestion. Tisanes with cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, lemon verbena and peppermint, and how they work.
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How to combat Thanksgiving indigestion - we cover how your body digests and the impact of overeating and alcohol, to the soothing effects of the six best spices and herbal teas for digestion. Tisanes with cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, lemon verbena and peppermint, and how they work.
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Most Common Antioxidants in Green Tea (Antiox Part 7)

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Green tea is famous for its antioxidants, but what do they actually do? This detailed guide to the science behind EGCG, EGC and Theanine, looks at green tea's anticancer benefits, how it helps reduce anxiety and improve sleep, and how these antioxidants compliment a healthy lifestyle. Plus what lemon does to green tea!
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Green tea is famous for its antioxidants, but what do they actually do? This detailed guide to the science behind EGCG, EGC and Theanine, looks at green tea's anticancer benefits, how it helps reduce anxiety and improve sleep, and how these antioxidants compliment a healthy lifestyle. Plus what lemon does to green tea!
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Global Warming and Tea Primer (Going Carbon Positive Part 1)

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

An introduction to greenhouse gases and carbon footprints in the tea industry, and thinking about how tea impacts the planet. Plus...tips on calculating your carbon footprint, how to save energy when making tea, and how you can make a difference. The first in our series in becoming a carbon positive tea shop!
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An introduction to greenhouse gases and carbon footprints in the tea industry, and thinking about how tea impacts the planet. Plus...tips on calculating your carbon footprint, how to save energy when making tea, and how you can make a difference. The first in our series in becoming a carbon positive tea shop!
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Chai-licious tea science: what are the health benefits of famous chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, ginger, licorice...? What synergies are uncovered when you combine these antioxidant-rich spices? Learn all about spice science as we deconstruct our five different Blend@Home chai mixes.
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Chai-licious tea science: what are the health benefits of famous chai spices like cinnamon, cardamom, pepper, ginger, licorice...? What synergies are uncovered when you combine these antioxidant-rich spices? Learn all about spice science as we deconstruct our five different Blend@Home chai mixes.
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