If there is one drink that is driving everyone gaga, that would be matcha. One can call the green tea powder as the wonder drink, thanks to that satisfying taste and health wonders one can’t get from other ingredients. But is anything matcha worth the investment and your taste buds? The simple answer is yes – definitely!

There are many reasons why matcha tea is king, and these are five of them.

Matcha has a unique and addicting taste

While not everyone enjoys this powdered green tea every once in a while, we cannot deny the fact that many of us just love anything that has matcha in it. Whether it is your favorite tea or dessert, it gives your snacks and refreshments that one-of-a-kind taste that satisfies your taste buds.

It can help increase energy while improving focus

Matcha contains both caffeine and antioxidants like your favorite coffee drink. However, the amount of caffeine present is considerably less. This means you get your boost of energy and you get to focus well without affecting your sleep. Also, matcha green tea enhances calm. Did you know that Japanese Zen Buddhist monks make use of this elixir when they meditate because helps them relax while maintaining focus? Thanks to L-Theanine, an amino acid used to create matcha powder, you get to feel relaxed minus the drowsy effect.

It has L-Theanine which gives off a fantastic side effect

Not many people know this, but the amino acid L-Theanine has a fascinating side effect. This aids in the production of serotonin as well as dopamine. Dopamine is associated with a feel-good feeling while the one that regulates our mood is serotonin. With the production of these two chemicals, the result is improved memory, enhanced mood, and better concentration. How’s that for a side effect?  

It contains EGCg and Catechin

We already know that matcha has a powerhouse of antioxidants which helps fight diseases. While green teas have a considerable amount of antioxidants, matcha has Epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCg and Catechin. Put of all the recognized antioxidants in the world, EGCs is believed to have cancer-fighting abilities which make it the best tea in the world.

It can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight

That’s right – drinking this powdered green tea can be your energizer throughout the day minus the calories! It is an all-natural booster of metabolism, plus it contains no-sugar so you can definitely drink this tea to aid your weight loss and weight management routine. The best part about drinking this powdered green tea? You get to burn more energy, burn more fat, regulate your cravings and reduce the fat absorbed from your meals. It’s no wonder why Victoria’s Secret models love it!

With all the perks you can enjoy drinking a cup of matcha tea, there is more than enough reason to indulge yourself with this magic elixir. So the next time you come across this tea, don’t hesitate to give it a try. Who knows? You might enjoy the taste and love the benefits for a very, very long time.

 

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