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What is Purple Tea? All About the Mega-Antioxidant, Anthocyanin-Rich Matcha Alternative

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

What is purple tea? Why is it becoming so popular? Today's post dives in to what tea cultivars produce purple tea, how it differs from green tea, the difference between Chinese vs Kenyan purple tea, its antioxidant levels and why you should give it a try!

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What is purple tea? Why is it becoming so popular? Today's post dives in to what tea cultivars produce purple tea, how it differs from green tea, the difference between Chinese vs Kenyan purple tea, its antioxidant levels and why you should give it a try!

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Moringa: The Complete Vegan Protein

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Of the 20 dietarily relevant amino acids, 11 are non-essential, which means our body can make them. But the rest must come from the diet. These other 9 are found together in animal proteins. Which is great - unless you are vegan. Enter Moringa! This miracle plant contains a whopping 17 amino acids, and all 9 essential amino acids, making it one of the very rare complete proteins in the plant world.

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Moringa: The Complete Vegan Protein

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

Of the 20 dietarily relevant amino acids, 11 are non-essential, which means our body can make them. But the rest must come from the diet. These other 9 are found together in animal proteins. Which is great - unless you are vegan. Enter Moringa! This miracle plant contains a whopping 17 amino acids, and all 9 essential amino acids, making it one of the very rare complete proteins in the plant world.

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Ten Ways to Drink Tea: The Founders’ Tea Travels in 2019

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Welcome to 2020! With the start of anything comes reflection on what has passed. In our case, that includes what teas we drank and where. Without further ado, here’s an ever-so-serious review of what hot leaf water we sipped in the ten countries we visited in 2019 – in case you need some tea-spiration for future travels!

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Ten Ways to Drink Tea: The Founders’ Tea Travels in 2019

Posted by Elizabeth Taeed on

Welcome to 2020! With the start of anything comes reflection on what has passed. In our case, that includes what teas we drank and where. Without further ado, here’s an ever-so-serious review of what hot leaf water we sipped in the ten countries we visited in 2019 – in case you need some tea-spiration for future travels!

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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

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The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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Calming Chamomile Part 2: What is German Chamomile?

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

The sweet, apple-scented chamomile flower, or as the Greeks called it “The Ground Apple”, has been a staple of medicine since the time of Hippocrates in 500 B.C. When sipped hot, German chamomile relieves indigestion. This adaptogen acts on the nervous system to soothe the gastrointestinal tract and reduce nervousness and its mild sedative action makes it an excellent bedtime beverage. This post takes a deeper look at what it is and does.

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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Moringa vs Matcha

Posted by Stephany Morgan on

This post looks at moringa versus matcha and how they differ in terms of different health measurements, such an inflammation, antioxidant levels, blood pressure and more. For those new to these teas, both moringa and matcha are both types of powdered tea. Moringa is from a tree native to India, so is actually a herbal tea, and matcha is a type of Japanese green tea made from the tea plant.

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