+ why 1 tsp. of matcha per day is so good for you
While matcha is rich in caffeine, it is also calming for our mind. It is soothing for anxiety, combats depressive feelings, boosts focus and creates feelings of well-being. Here's why:
Matcha contains the amino acid L-theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function. L-theanine increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain. These brain waves are also associated with being in a meditative or dream state and that in-the-zone type of feeling we can observe when someone is really in tune with what they are doing.
Since matcha is finely ground green tea, it dissolves super easily. Adding just a teaspoon of matcha to your daily brew can enhance the natural health benefits we get from tea. It's like adding a scoop of green goodness that can boost your energy levels, brain function and metabolism all in one go. Plus, experimenting with different tea recipes is always a blast.
LOOSE LEAF TEA TO MIX MATCHA WITH
Try mixing matcha with this blend to create a soothing brew. The matcha adds depth of flavor to the calming peppermint, sweet vanilla, and light chamomile. Drink this during the workday to calm and focus the mind.
Mix matcha with this apple, lemongrass, and pu erh blend to make the perfect gym companion - it is super energizing and will boost your physical and mental endurance, while nurturing muscle recovery with its anti-inflammatory effects.
Mixing matcha with this blend is like spring in a cup! Sweet honeysuckle and apple flavors blend beautifully with the subtle astringency of matcha. This is a great blend to drink while cleaning around the house or indulging in a good book.
Try mixing matcha with this blend to get your fruit fix. Flavors of coconut, white tea and lemon balm compliment the earthy, green flavors of matcha-especially when served iced! This blend is great for anyone who shies away from the bold flavor of matcha, but wants to enjoy the benefits.