I’ve Met My Matcha

matcha I have found my new drink at Peet’s- a creamy and non jitter-inducing matcha latte.  I order it unsweetened (no simple syrup, thanks) and made with soymilk.

Matcha is a powdered form of specially grown green tea.  Here is what makes it special…

From Wikipedia  “Matcha is basically a form of whole green tea leaves with extra theanine and chlorophyll. Shaded growth produces more theanine and chlorophyll. That’s why matcha is supposedly more effective for improving mental focus with its higher theanine content, looks very green with more chlorophyll and tastes softer without stems and veins. Its theanine in combination with caffeine is supposed to offer energy boost without the typical jitter or crash associated with caffeine in coffee. Matcha is also more effective for ingesting all the content in the leaves because people consume its entirety as dissolved in water, latte, smoothie or other creations. The antioxidant catechins, especially EGCG in green tea leaves, is one of the main reasons that many health-conscious people consume green tea leaves or matcha specifically.”

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