How to Enjoy Matcha Tea with Caffeine Content
If you enjoy drinking the occasional cup of coffee, then you will definitely enjoy drinking matcha tea. It is made from ground up green tea leaves and can sometimes be mixed with honey or sugar to enhance the flavour and give you a caffeine fix.
Making Matcha Tea
Making matcha tea is really easy and can be done quite literally within minutes of getting your package in. If you haven’t yet, check out the guide on how to make matcha tea to learn how to make the best tasting matcha tea.
Before we get into how to make matcha tea, we must first look at what exactly matcha is. What Is Matcha?
Matcha is a very expensive form of leafy green that comes from Japan. It is typically used as a complement to coffee and can be found in almost all high-quality lattes. In fact, almost every cafe that I have visited over the past couple of years has had at least one option of matcha on their menu.
What makes matcha so special? Well, throughout history, only the royalty and nobility were allowed to drink coffee (due to it being a drug back then). However, due to demand and time restrictions, they could only drink instant coffee or no caffeine at all. Along came Matcha, which was made available for everybody to enjoy and now we have lattes with double the chocolate cookies!
How Does Matcha Work?
Let’s face it, regular green tea doesn’t taste that great (at least not compared to Starbucks!). But when you add some spices and sweeteners to it, things change quite a bit. First off, let’s take a look at what goes into making traditional green tea:
Catechins are one of the major chemicals that go into making traditional green tea (and black tea). These chemicals are found in all types of teas but are most prominent in black teas. The most common way that people describe catechins in their diet is by saying that they “eat lots of vegetables” or “live a healthy lifestyle”. However, these statements aren’t that significant of a factor when it comes down to teatox results. Catechins are just one of many antioxidants that exist in Traditional Green Teas.
The next major ingredient is called L-theanine which is an amino acid found especially in traditional green teas grasses such as matcha etc.. This ingredient gives traditional teas their colour and effects.. Some people may experience side effects from consuming high amounts of L-theanine but they are very minor and shouldn’t cause any problems at all for anybody who wants to give matchaking a try .
After those two ingredients come out around pH balanced water and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) which are both optional but recommended additions . Sodium bicarbonate (also known as NaHCO 3 ) neutralizes acids that might be present in your stomach and will give you a better absorption rate when you consume nutrients through your teatox regimen. Bicarbonate also acts as an anti-acid preventing gastro-intestinal issues from occurring.
With this information alone, you should be able to figure out how to make good quality & healthy matches along with any other supplements or medications that you may be taking. If you would like more advice on how to start your own personalised teatox regimen, feel free to ask me questions about it in the comments below!