“I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.”–Dostoevsky
What has almost six times more antioxidants than goji berries, tons of amino acids, may aid in weight loss and give you a clean, focused, relaxing energy all at the same time? Matcha green tea: one of the most powerful substances for vibrant living on earth.
Matcha has roughly 140 times more EGCG’s than regular green tea. What is EGCG? It is a powerful and heavily researched antioxidant that has been shown to help boost the immune system. Paired with a healthy diet and exercise, Matcha can be an amazing addition to your lifestyle.
I first had Matcha about a year ago and did not think too much of it. Instead I preferred to drink the whole leaf, chlorophyll filled, Japanese delicacy Gyokuro. While having a similarity to Matcha, plus the ability to create multiple infusions (unlike Matcha), it is not quite the same.
Matcha is like the wholefood juice of tea. Often, Matcha starts with a high quality green tea—like Gyokuro—which is then ground into a fine powder giving you all the essential parts of the tea plus the fiber. Add to hot water, create a gentle froth and enjoy mood lifting energy. Enjoy the day. Enjoy life.
Now I try and drink at least one cup every day and it has become obsessive to the point where I may be addicted. I drink it at work and feel productive and focused. I drink it before I train and I feel energetic yet relaxed and calm. It’s awesome.
With only a small amount of caffeine it will not make you jittery but the caffeine + phytonutrients + antioxidants + amino acids combination can produce an relaxed yet energized solution to feelings of blah and lethargy.
Locally, you can find it at most tea shops and without a doubt at a Teavana in mall near you. For those looking for high quality all the way to affordable and culinary Matcha: www.breakawaymatcha.com is the place to go. Also, watch their video on preparation. It’s good.