Let's have a toast to the death of...
The 2 pm crash.
Feeling guilty about drinking an energy drink.
Having to drink a whole lot of tea at one time to get energy.
And, dare we say, to our dear friend coffee..?
Because once you've discovered the outrageous health benefit of matcha and you've felt how it gives nothing but pure, clean energy for hours - it's hard to want to drink anything else.
Desire for coffee and fake energy drinks fades into the background.
Yes, energy drinks are certainly sexy. But you never really know how jittery you're going to get. And, let's be real - the ingredients can often be sketchy.
Matcha is your dependable secret weapon - whether you're a busy working professional wanting to hit inbox zero or someone who wants to maximize exercise performance.
Or you may be a little bit of both.
But can you really drink too much? Let's dive right in.
Why drink matcha
1. Matcha has whole body nutrients.
Say the word superfood, and you immediately think kale, turmeric, and blueberries. But in reality, matcha stands above all with its nutrient density.
It's got magnesium which helps with over 300+ functions in the body.
Not to mention, it's packed with catechins. These are a certain type of antioxidant, much like vitamin C and E, that helps fight oxidative damage in our cells.
2. Matcha has nutrients that boost your skins glow.
The vibrant green color is a dead giveaway that it's packed with chlorophyll. This is the same nutrient that helps plants convert sunlight into energy.
What separates matcha from other teas is that it's shade grown. Before harvest, the tea plants are covered by a canopy of large tarps.
To survive, the tea plants ramps up their chlorophyll production - big time!
And since you drink the whole leaf (instead of brewing it and discarding the leaves like you'd usually do with tea) you'll get even more of this powerful super-nutrient.
Chlorophyll aids in your body's natural detox pathways. And since skin health starts on the inside, that is why it's ideal for boosting your skin's glow.
3. Matcha keeps you calm.
Here's a story about the typical energy drink. You drink one and pretty soon you're feeling anxious and overwhelmed. All you really wanted was energy and you begin to wonder, "why'd I even drink that?"
You can avoid this energy drink remorse with matcha. It's way less caffeine but it's got 5x the naturally occurring L-theanine compared to other teas.
L-theanine is a special plant compound in matcha that makes the caffeine metabolize more slowly. So you can say goodbye to jitters!
In fact, it helps to you naturally sink into the same brain state as meditation. This is ideal for your productivity because you'll feel super alert but with a really positive mood.
No anxiety. No feelings of overwhelm. Just pure, clean energy.
4. Matcha has been shown to boost exercise performance and aid in weight loss.
There's a weight loss secret in matcha tea known as EGCG. And it's 137x higher in matcha compared to regular ole' green tea.
It acts like a powerful antioxidant but has also been shown to help you burn more unwanted calories, particularly around the waistline.
Even better, it's been shown to aid recovery from intense exercise.
Better recovery today means increased performance tomorrow.
5. Matcha is only about 1/2 the caffeine of coffee.
This is good news for anyone wanting to get off coffee naturally or without a headache.
Switching to matcha will help you reduce your dependency on caffeine.
6. Matcha has major health benefits.
What, you ask, are these major health benefits?
- 17X the antioxidants of blueberries
- 10X the antioxidants of regular green tea
- 60X more antioxidants than spinach.
What Is Matcha
By now, you may be wondering, what is this stuff?
Matcha is a form of powdered green tea. But it's not your ordinary tea plant. Only matcha goes through the special cultivation process of being shade grown.
From here, only the top tea plants make the cut for premium grade matcha with only the highest quality leaves selected for drinking.
The tea leaves reserved for the finest matcha is then stone ground into a fine powder to help it dissolve easily in water.
And the first thing people notice is it's vibrant green color. As soon as you open your matcha powder, it should look bright and fresh. The aroma is a bit vegetal.
But it shouldn't be anything that's too overpowering.
You can find matcha tea powder in bulk tins, single serve stick-packs, or ready to drink Moontower Matcha.
Oh - there's one thing more. The best matcha always comes from Japan where they've been perfecting the art of growing matcha tea for centuries.
How Much Should You Drink Per Day
You might find it hard to believe you can drink too much of this magical elixir. Especially after all these surprising benefits that matcha has.
Yes, 2-3 cups of matcha per day is perfectly fine to drink for more energy and a superfood boost.
But matcha is still powerful.
Why Limit Your Matcha
Since it does contain caffeine, albeit way less than coffee or typical energy drinks, you don't want to go overboard.
The good thing is that it's naturally occurring. It's not synthetic caffeine that's made in a lab.
But too much caffeine can make you have a bad day. You'll have higher feelings of stress. You can make insomnia worse, if it's something you suffer from. And you could get a headache.
But compared to Starbucks 400 mg espresso drinks, the 40 mg of caffeine in a typical matcha drink gives you a lot of wiggle room.
Our Favorite Matcha Recipes We Make Over And Over
1. Matcha Smoothie
Choose 1 cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
Next, add the following ingredients: 1-2 scoops of your favorite vanilla protein powder, 2 teaspoons of matcha green tea powder, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks, 1/2 a frozen banana, 1 tbsp of almond butter, and 2 big handfuls of organic spinach to your blender.
Blend and enjoy!
2. Matcha Latte
A creamy, vegan matcha latte in 30 seconds or less? Learn an outrageously simple secret by visiting the link below. You'll wish you'd have learned this sooner and will probably make these on repeat.
3. Matcha Overnight Oats
Begin by combining 1/2 cup of gluten-free rolled oats, 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp of chia seeds, 1 packet of stevia, and 2 teaspoons of matcha powder into a glass mason jar.
Next, top with fresh berries and a small handful of nuts. Cover and refrigerate overnight. It'll be waiting for you to enjoy the next morning.
Plus, the matcha will be a nice morning caffeine boost!
4. Matcha Chai Latte
An ingenious combo to protect your health and give you lasting energy. Find out how to make this powerful elixir for a savory and sweet latte recipe, every time.
5. Matcha Mocktail
You'll instantly have zero regret when you lose the booze from the very first sip of this tasty concoction. This mock tail is both energizing and supports a more positive vibe.
All you need is 1 can of Moontower Matcha Mint, fresh mint leaves, ice, and sparkling water (optional lime wedge for garnish).
Muddle fresh mint at the bottom of your favorite glass, add ice, pour your can of Moontower Matcha Mint over the ice, fill to the top with sparkling water, and garnish with a slice of lime and fresh mint leaves.
It's highly recommended by health experts and fitness personalities to make matcha part of your total health routine. But don't drink too much per day.
As you can see, there's so many ways to add this superfood. We hope it helps you take your daily productivity to a whole new level.
P.S.- Got a unique way to use your Moontower Matcha? We'd love to hear what you've come up with. Send it our way and we'll be choosing winners for free matcha cases, swag, and exclusive new flavor testers!
Just email your idea to: firstname.lastname@example.org