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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

Tea Blending Guide: 8 Blend@Home Herbals for Health

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Learn about the health benefits of lavender, rose petals, lemongrass, hibiscus, lemon verbena, turmeric, ginger and licorice. A guide to healthy herbal tea blending so you can Blend@Home like a total tea-boss, creating your own custom brew!

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Tea Blending Guide: 8 Blend@Home Herbals for Health

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Learn about the health benefits of lavender, rose petals, lemongrass, hibiscus, lemon verbena, turmeric, ginger and licorice. A guide to healthy herbal tea blending so you can Blend@Home like a total tea-boss, creating your own custom brew!

Read more


5 Best Meditation Apps and Teas for Anxiety, Sleep, and More

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Meditation and tea are two powerful ways to improve your mental and physical health. I reviewed 5 popular mindfulness apps and paired them with the best teas for anxiety relief, restful sleep, mindful fitness, deep relaxation, and increased focus. Find out which combination is best for you!

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5 Best Meditation Apps and Teas for Anxiety, Sleep, and More

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Meditation and tea are two powerful ways to improve your mental and physical health. I reviewed 5 popular mindfulness apps and paired them with the best teas for anxiety relief, restful sleep, mindful fitness, deep relaxation, and increased focus. Find out which combination is best for you!

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5 Best Loose Leaf Recipes for Making Sun Tea

Posted by Lauren Leese on

A traditional Southern drink, sun tea is the perfect easy treat for summer! Here's how to safely make loose leaf sun tea, and 5 delicious recipes using chamomile, rooibos, tulsi holy basil, yerba mate, and purple tea

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5 Best Loose Leaf Recipes for Making Sun Tea

Posted by Lauren Leese on

A traditional Southern drink, sun tea is the perfect easy treat for summer! Here's how to safely make loose leaf sun tea, and 5 delicious recipes using chamomile, rooibos, tulsi holy basil, yerba mate, and purple tea

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Antioxidant Benefits of Yerba Mate, Moringa, & Tulsi (Antiox Part 6)

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The latest and greatest superfood kids on the block! But what do their antioxidants actually do? I demystify the health properties of these three fantastic herbal teas: coffee-replacement Yerba Mate, the ‘miracle tree’ Moringa and the adaptogen Tulsi Holy Basil

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The latest and greatest superfood kids on the block! But what do their antioxidants actually do? I demystify the health properties of these three fantastic herbal teas: coffee-replacement Yerba Mate, the ‘miracle tree’ Moringa and the adaptogen Tulsi Holy Basil

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How Are Antioxidants Measured? ORAC Scores and How Much You Need Per Day

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

ORAC scores can be confusing, but the science behind calculating antioxidant values doesn’t have to be! Discover why ORAC levels are important, how they are measured, how to watch for misleading claims, and which teas have the highest ORAC levels and health benefits.

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ORAC scores can be confusing, but the science behind calculating antioxidant values doesn’t have to be! Discover why ORAC levels are important, how they are measured, how to watch for misleading claims, and which teas have the highest ORAC levels and health benefits.

Read more