Coffee is great and all, but the jitters you get with it are not. Matcha, on the other hand, gives you a wonderful mix of energy and relaxation, making it the perfect way to start your day. Matcha isn’t magical. It just has a high concentration of flavonoids and L-theanine, which increases the brain’s alpha frequency band and produces relaxing effects by raising serotonin, GABA, and dopamine levels.
Plus, matcha is rich in the antioxidant catechins, a plant compound found in tea. In fact, matcha has one of the highest amounts of antioxidants among superfoods according to the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) test. Now that you know a bit about the green goodness that is matcha, do you want to learn how to make it? If so, have a look right here.