Do you just not like matcha?
Don't be ashamed friend. We're here for you.
If it feels like a struggle rather than a challenge...
As you all know, we are in the middle of our Matcha Challenge! Meaning, we are drinking matcha every day for 30+ days to up our wellness game. Matcha has TONS of health benefits from boosting metabolism to improving cognitive function. But do you just not like matcha?
You might find these explanations relatable.
- Matcha tastes bitter and grassy. While pure green tea does have a naturally grassy flavor, a properly prepared cup shouldn't taste bitter or vegetal. When making a matcha latte, you should only use 1 teaspoon of matcha. If you are drinking matcha straight up (without milk or honey), try using half a teaspoon. A little goes a very long way. And beware of steeping at an overly hot temperature. Green tea should steep at around 175℉.
- I get nauseous after drinking matcha. There are certain vitamins and medications which should only be consumed after a meal. The same concept applies to matcha. Matcha is PACKED full of nutrients, vitamins and caffeine. If you drink matcha on an empty stomach, you could very well be getting nauseous because of it. Drinking matcha after a meal can support healthy digestion, kick post-meal sluggishness and shouldn't make you nauseous. And again, a little bit of matcha goes a long way.
- I struggle to sleep/I am sensitive to caffeine. Matcha has a lot of caffeine! In fact, it has just about as much as a cup of coffee. So, make sure to stop drinking matcha at least 6 hours before your bedtime. We especially love to drink matcha in the morning to get in the zone for the workday. Thanks to a very special amino acid called L-theanine, matcha provides a long-lasting buzz of energy, while promoting relaxation by reducing stress and anxiety. Caffeine with L-theanine is a magic combo for sharpening focus and finding your "flow." But AGAIN, a little goes a long way.
- I don't like dessert-y drinks: Most of us associate matcha with lattes and decadent treats but matcha is really versatile. Some of our team members enjoy matcha lemonades, hot matcha/herbal tea blends, or simply adding a small amount of matcha to a cup of genmaicha or osmanthus oolong. Nobody puts matcha in corner.
Keep in touch throughout the challenge.
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