In a world where coffee is king, a new challenge to the java throne is taking the world by storm. This is a storm in a teacup as matcha tea grows in popularity—and for good reason too. This is no passing fad, matcha tea is so packed with goodness, so delicious and so satisfying that it has the potential to replace coffee as our must-have beverage of choice.
Have you noticed that matcha is everywhere? Restaurants and bakeries are adding culinary matcha to every meal while coffee and tea shops are blending it into frappas, milkshakes and lattes.
The Queen of Caffeine
It may surprise you to know that a cup o f matcha tea has a comparable amount of caffeine to a cup of coffee. A shot of matcha provides 34mg of caffeine to the 40mg of a shot of espresso. There is, however, a huge difference in the way that the caffeine in matcha affects your body.
Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid that attaches to the caffeine molecules which allows for a slow release of the caffeine into the bloodstream. This means you stay alert and focused for far longer and don’t experience the jitters that coffee produces.
In addition to hours of focused fun, matcha also contains 3.25mg of calcium, 20.5mg of potassium, 1.85mg of vitamin C, and 274mg of protein. Perhaps one of its best features is its high anti-oxidant value which outstrips superfoods like acai and goji berries.
Take the Matcha Challenge
Forgo your morning coffee for just five days and try matcha tea instead. You won’t get any caffeine withdrawals and you’ll be amazed at how much calmer and more focused you are. Add to that the plethora of health benefits that matcha brings and you are winning at life!
Drinking matcha at home costs just less than a dollar a cup which means you save money on store-bought coffee too.
And the cherry on top? Matcha tea improves your metabolism so you burn more calories. Matcha tea is best served on its own with just 2.76 calories per serving, so you forgo the calories you would normally rack up with sugar and cream in your coffee.
To help you with your matcha challenge, we’re offering you a 10% discount at checkout. Use the code ZENLIFE to start your matcha challenge.