TEA SCIENCE 🍵


🌱 L-THEANINE 🌱

the amino acid that influences your mood, emotions and wellbeing

There's a scientific reason why tea provides a soothing effect.

L-theanine is an amino acid that naturally occurs in tea and is the very reason why tea has been used in ceremonies, rituals, and religious practices all over the world for thousands of years. L-theanine has natural calming and focusing effects, and is the reason monks enjoy tea during meditation! The amino acid is not produced by the human body, but is scientifically shown to reduce anxiety, and promote relaxation and wellbeing.

TAKE A DEEPER LOOK AT THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF L-THEANINE:

1. Several studies have suggested that L-theanine could help people relax, get to sleep more easily, and sleep more deeply. Have you consumed matcha during the day and noticed your sleep improved in the evening? This is why!

2. L-theanine and caffeine are a match made in heaven. The two work together synergistically to increase your focus and attention, while helping promote a feeling of calm.

3. Sipping on a hot cup of tea that contains L-theanine can help you feel at ease. Research suggests that it not only relaxes the mind, but it can calm us without causing any drowsiness.

Want more L-theanine? Enjoy any white, green, black, oolong, or pu erh tea blend (from the Camellia sinensis tea plant).

SO HOW DOES L-THEANINE ACTUALLY WORK?

L-theanine elevates levels of GABA, as well as serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters work in the brain to regulate emotions, mood, concentration, alertness, sleep, appetite, energy, and other cognitive skills.

While L-theanine is present in all loose leaf tea made from the Camellia sinensis plant, certain teas like matcha and shade-grown green teas contain particularly high levels of L-theanine. Here's some fan favorite green teas:

Matcha

Genmaicha

Strawberry Mojito

Sencha Green


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