Moringa is the ultimate matcha alternative. Native to northern India, it is one of the most remarkable teas we have discovered: It is super rich in antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and nutrients, and our only moringa is sold in powdered form. This means that you consume the ENTIRE leaf, not just an infusion from the leaves, so you get all the moringa goodness. If has a vegetal, spinach-like flavor similar to matcha, but without matcha’s bitterness, and is caffeine-free. However, it still gives a natural, all-day energy boost and is used to feel energetic and focused. It means you can still use your whisk and chawan if you love the ceremony of drinking matcha, which is pretty perfect!
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, tea… does not taste anything like the basil you are imagining. Originally from India, and one of the holiest plants in the Hindu faith, the flavour is rich, warm, herbaceous and with a light spice and sweetness. We love it for its antioxidant content and being caffeine free, perfect for the insomniacs out there who need a calming brew before bed.
So, why do we combine Morgina and Tulsi in one collection on MatchaAlternatives.com? Well, they are both new to America so they need all the help they can get getting out there, and they are our two resident superhero adaptogens. ....Adaptogens?! In short, Adaptogens are a relatively new class of herbs that help us “adapt” to stress, regardless of the origin of the stressor. They regulate and modulate hormone production, organ function, cell health and immune function. These plants are “intuitive” and it is said that the more you need them the more they will work, the less you need them the less they will work. For example: A person with low blood sugar and a person with high blood pressure could both take therapeutic amounts of adaptogens and see their blood sugar balance out!