Matcha has emerged on the coffee scene and became a favorite choice for latte lovers. Coming from Japan, matcha is stoneground tea leaves that come in a powdered form that you drink when you add water. The benefits of drinking matcha this way is that you get more antioxidants than any other tea. Matcha is a great source of caffeine and unlike coffee and other caffeine drinks, matcha contains L-theanine, which helps you maintain a prolonged calm and alert state of mind without the caffeine crash. Matcha is known to fight cancer help with heart disease and improve brain health. Some even claim that it helps them multitask a lot better.
Most of us have been introduced to this health wonder when enjoying a matcha latte at our local coffee shop. They simply replace your espresso with matcha and add the milk of your choice. Something to remember is that when you add milk to matcha, you absorb far less of the nutrients because milk binds easily with antioxidants, thus neutralizing a lot of the benefits.
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