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

Our teashop's Carbon Footprint calculations for going carbon positive! Learn our small business' carbon emissions, how many trees we're planting / tons of carbon we're offsetting. Plus what trees to plant to offset, who to partner with, and how to address the risk of greenwashing as part of being net carbon negative
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Our teashop's Carbon Footprint calculations for going carbon positive! Learn our small business' carbon emissions, how many trees we're planting / tons of carbon we're offsetting. Plus what trees to plant to offset, who to partner with, and how to address the risk of greenwashing as part of being net carbon negative
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All the essential questions for our carbon journey: Why are carbon footprints important to us and tea? Why & how have we taken this teashop Carbon Positive? What about criticisms of Offsetting and Tree Planting? Why aren’t we going Carbon Neutral? What does a tea business need to do to be net carbon negative?
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All the essential questions for our carbon journey: Why are carbon footprints important to us and tea? Why & how have we taken this teashop Carbon Positive? What about criticisms of Offsetting and Tree Planting? Why aren’t we going Carbon Neutral? What does a tea business need to do to be net carbon negative?
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Learn all about black tea antioxidants, and how they differ to those in green tea. What free-radical fighters are in each type of these teas and how do they differ in antioxidant capacity? We then go through the literature to find the antioxidant benefits of black tea and green tea, from Theaflavins to EGCG and ECG. We have some huge studies to share with you!
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Learn all about black tea antioxidants, and how they differ to those in green tea. What free-radical fighters are in each type of these teas and how do they differ in antioxidant capacity? We then go through the literature to find the antioxidant benefits of black tea and green tea, from Theaflavins to EGCG and ECG. We have some huge studies to share with you!
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Best Anti-Inflammatory Teas & Herbals + An Intro to Inflammation

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Can green tea reduce inflammation? Can coffee? And what is inflammation anyway? Learn which teas & tisanes are the best anti-inflammatories, such as mint, ginger & chamomile, why turmeric both is and isn’t the strongest anti-inflammatory herb, and why Golden Milk is incredible for reducing systemic inflammation.

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Can green tea reduce inflammation? Can coffee? And what is inflammation anyway? Learn which teas & tisanes are the best anti-inflammatories, such as mint, ginger & chamomile, why turmeric both is and isn’t the strongest anti-inflammatory herb, and why Golden Milk is incredible for reducing systemic inflammation.

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Is tea good (or bad) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Learn what to drink (and what teas irritate IBS), how some teas can trigger IBS and what the heck IBS is anyway! The 6 best herbal teas for relief from IBS symptoms and stomach aches, such as ginger and peppermint, and why caffeine is not your friend.
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Is tea good (or bad) for Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Learn what to drink (and what teas irritate IBS), how some teas can trigger IBS and what the heck IBS is anyway! The 6 best herbal teas for relief from IBS symptoms and stomach aches, such as ginger and peppermint, and why caffeine is not your friend.
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