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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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
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The world of tea has so much variety, so what exactly are the types of tea? Learn the difference between "true" teas and herbal tisanes, discover how tea is made, and explore the main types of teas and infusions - from regular black tea to the adaptogenic herbal teas you have never heard of.
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What do carbon footprint, carbon neutral, carbon negative vs positive mean? All about the key areas to mitigate online business emissions, differences in office vs remote business CO2 output, and the idea of digital carbon footprints. Plus the carbon impact of shipping & storage for ecommerce and when to carbon offset.
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What do carbon footprint, carbon neutral, carbon negative vs positive mean? All about the key areas to mitigate online business emissions, differences in office vs remote business CO2 output, and the idea of digital carbon footprints. Plus the carbon impact of shipping & storage for ecommerce and when to carbon offset.
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The Science of Tea & Anxiety

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Tea and anxiety: we look at the chemistry of anxiety, how it differs from stress, an overview of mindfulness, and use of the tea ceremony as an anxiety management technique. Plus the physiological effects of antioxidants in chamomile, tulsi holy basil, green tea and moringa to help reduce anxiety.
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Tea and anxiety: we look at the chemistry of anxiety, how it differs from stress, an overview of mindfulness, and use of the tea ceremony as an anxiety management technique. Plus the physiological effects of antioxidants in chamomile, tulsi holy basil, green tea and moringa to help reduce anxiety.
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Tea Troubleshooting: 6 Tips for Tea Skeptics

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

How to brew tea correctly and make your tea taste better. Tips and tricks for tea skeptics, with what happens if you brew too long, the best ways to steep your tea, how to blend your own tea, teabags vs looseleaf, brewing true vs herbal tea, what happens if you brew too long, when to drink tea, and how to boil water for tea! Plus: how to use tea for mindfulness and relaxation

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How to brew tea correctly and make your tea taste better. Tips and tricks for tea skeptics, with what happens if you brew too long, the best ways to steep your tea, how to blend your own tea, teabags vs looseleaf, brewing true vs herbal tea, what happens if you brew too long, when to drink tea, and how to boil water for tea! Plus: how to use tea for mindfulness and relaxation

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Christmas Tea Time for Kids: Beloved Stories & Herbal Teas to Match

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

Best herbal teas and picture books for children, for a cozy holiday. Christmas stories about winter and celebrations around the world paired with super tasty caffeine-free teas. Learn why these herbal teas are safe for children, and options that are not only decaf, zero calorie, and sugar free, but also delicious!
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Best herbal teas and picture books for children, for a cozy holiday. Christmas stories about winter and celebrations around the world paired with super tasty caffeine-free teas. Learn why these herbal teas are safe for children, and options that are not only decaf, zero calorie, and sugar free, but also delicious!
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