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

Tea & Your Microbiome: Is tea good for your gut health?

Posted by Stephany Morgan

Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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Is tea a probiotic or prebiotic? How do teas aid gut health? What are probiotics vs prebiotics, and what can you eat and drink to improve the health of your gut biome? We look at why probiotics are important, what teas you should drink for intestinal health, and the science of fermented teas like kombucha and puerh. 

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A deep dive into the 5 main types of carbon offsetting, from reforestation to direct air capture to wetlands. How much carbon does each offset type capture? What are the main carbon offset programs and how do you choose? Plus, why our tea shop is helping small businesses reduce their carbon footprint!
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A deep dive into the 5 main types of carbon offsetting, from reforestation to direct air capture to wetlands. How much carbon does each offset type capture? What are the main carbon offset programs and how do you choose? Plus, why our tea shop is helping small businesses reduce their carbon footprint!
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Love sipping your tea with honey? Here’s a honeyed jasmine tea cake that goes perfectly! This cake may be simple but is a delicious treat. And don't worry if you are on a diet or don’t like jasmine, check out our delicious vegan and paleo baking options and other recommended teas to bake with.
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Love sipping your tea with honey? Here’s a honeyed jasmine tea cake that goes perfectly! This cake may be simple but is a delicious treat. And don't worry if you are on a diet or don’t like jasmine, check out our delicious vegan and paleo baking options and other recommended teas to bake with.
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Steep & Stream: Best 10 Teas for Binging 6 Must-See Netflix Shows

Posted by Matcha Alternatives

Try our favorite Netflix shows, paired with the perfect tea! We’ve curated a delish list of teas and herbals - ideal brews for Diana in the Crown, romantic cuppas for a tryst in Bridgerton & many more. So for what to watch next or for a cozy tea with your next binge - go forth! Steep and stream! Netflix and tea!
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Try our favorite Netflix shows, paired with the perfect tea! We’ve curated a delish list of teas and herbals - ideal brews for Diana in the Crown, romantic cuppas for a tryst in Bridgerton & many more. So for what to watch next or for a cozy tea with your next binge - go forth! Steep and stream! Netflix and tea!
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What are the antioxidants in purple tea, that make it a superfood...err…superdrink? Purple tea has many antioxidants, most famously GHG (unique to purple tea) and anthocyanins (what make blueberries blue). Learn what these antioxidants do, the health benefits of purple tea, purple tea and pregnancy, and so much more!
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What are the antioxidants in purple tea, that make it a superfood...err…superdrink? Purple tea has many antioxidants, most famously GHG (unique to purple tea) and anthocyanins (what make blueberries blue). Learn what these antioxidants do, the health benefits of purple tea, purple tea and pregnancy, and so much more!
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