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Is Milk in Tea Bad for You? Here's Why & Why Not

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Researchers say that milk robs tea of nutrients, so how can you drink milky tea and be healthy? In short, avoid proteins! These plant-based milks, such as soy, pea, oat and more, help make your tea nutritious and delicious without destroying the antioxidants.

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Is Milk in Tea Bad for You? Here's Why & Why Not

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Researchers say that milk robs tea of nutrients, so how can you drink milky tea and be healthy? In short, avoid proteins! These plant-based milks, such as soy, pea, oat and more, help make your tea nutritious and delicious without destroying the antioxidants.

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5 Best Tea + Song Combos to Lower Stress and Boost Your Mood

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Music inspires emotion, but wouldn't it be even better if we could taste the music? Try our 5 pairings of teas + songs to help improve your mood and energy. If you're wondering how to feel relaxed, energetic, focused, confident or simply happy, these music and tea choices are here for you!

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5 Best Tea + Song Combos to Lower Stress and Boost Your Mood

Posted by Lauren Leese on

Music inspires emotion, but wouldn't it be even better if we could taste the music? Try our 5 pairings of teas + songs to help improve your mood and energy. If you're wondering how to feel relaxed, energetic, focused, confident or simply happy, these music and tea choices are here for you!

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Antioxidants in Rooibos, Honeybush & Chamomile: What Do They Actually Do? Part 5

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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What antioxidants are found in Honeybush, Rooibos, and Chamomile, and what are their studied health benefits? I look one by one at the key antioxidants and explain how they affect the body. We've all heard that this tea or that is a 'superfood', meaning full of antioxidants, but what do they actually do?! Find out!

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Dalgona Whipped Moringa Latte + Vegan Version - MA Recipes

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Dalgona, or Whipped Coffee, is the new trending drink, and for good reason! It's fun, gorgeous and easy to make. Instead of coffee or matcha powder, though, our guest author Chef Jon from G|astronomy by Jon has used moringa powder to make a Moringa Whipped Latte - and it's delicious. Here's how to make the best Dalgona you'll ever try!

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Dalgona Whipped Moringa Latte + Vegan Version - MA Recipes

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Dalgona, or Whipped Coffee, is the new trending drink, and for good reason! It's fun, gorgeous and easy to make. Instead of coffee or matcha powder, though, our guest author Chef Jon from G|astronomy by Jon has used moringa powder to make a Moringa Whipped Latte - and it's delicious. Here's how to make the best Dalgona you'll ever try!

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Yerba Mate Latte - MA Recipes

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Today I’m going to give you three customizable recipes for making Yerba Mate Lattes. If you love fancy lattes and a caffeine hit, but coffee isn’t for you or you’re trying to cut down, definitely try Mate Lattes for improved focus, energy, and alertness - all without jitters or a caffeine crash. My recipes include: Basic Yerba Mate Latte, Fancy Yerba Mate Latte and the crowd-favorite Chai Yerba Mate Latte.

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Yerba Mate Latte - MA Recipes

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Today I’m going to give you three customizable recipes for making Yerba Mate Lattes. If you love fancy lattes and a caffeine hit, but coffee isn’t for you or you’re trying to cut down, definitely try Mate Lattes for improved focus, energy, and alertness - all without jitters or a caffeine crash. My recipes include: Basic Yerba Mate Latte, Fancy Yerba Mate Latte and the crowd-favorite Chai Yerba Mate Latte.

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