5 Reasons to Replace your Coffee with Matcha Green Tea
You may be wondering… What is matcha green tea? What are the matcha health benefits? Why are so many people replacing their morning cup of brown with a bright cup of green?
Here are the reasons:
1. Matcha = Caffeine + L-Theanine
Coffee = Caffeine + Crash. Many coffee drinkers are addicted to the caffeine boost provided by a warm cup of joe. For a frame of reference, an average cup of coffee has about 90 mg of caffeine while a shot of espresso has 60 mg, and a standard cup of steeped green tea has 12 mg. 100% of the caffeine in coffee and espresso hits your system instantly, causing a rush in energy. BUT immediately following this rush, your spike of energy begins decreasing (more and more quickly over time) leaving you feeling increasingly empty, unfocused & irritable. With Matcha, your caffeine is coupled with the rare amino acid, L-theanine, which extends the release of caffeine in your bloodstream. This allows you to get your caffeine in, but removes the jitters, tunnel vision, and crash that comes with drinking coffee alone.
2. Matcha = Antioxidants
While coffee has been proven to increase the risk of cancer, matcha has been proven to do the exact opposite. Since your cup of matcha has 10x the antioxidants of a regular cup of green tea, matcha is widely considered the best green tea out there.
3. Better Oral Hygiene
Nobody likes bad breath, but that’s exactly what you get when you drink coffee regularly. Coffee has been proven to cause not only an unpleasant scent, but it also stains your teeth. Yellow teeth are often a turnoff for people, and they are completely avoidable. In switching to matcha, you’re improving your oral hygiene for you (and everybody around you).
4. Matcha is a Healthy Energy Drink
Matcha is a diuretic, meaning that it curbs your midday hunger. After the coffee buzz wears off, many people find that they crave snacks throughout the day. It’s different with matcha because one cup of it ensures that your body is in a balanced state for the rest of the day. Many people drink matcha green tea specifically for its weight loss benefits. You don’t even have to change your lifestyle -- just change your drink!
5. More ways to make Matcha!
With coffee, you brew it straight up, add some milk or sweeteners. With Matcha, you can include this bright green powder in any recipe. We make everything from matcha flavored cookies to cakes, pies, teas, shots, lattes, smoothies, and even pancakes!
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