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Four reasons to drink matcha

Vier Gründe Matcha zu trinken

Have you ever woken up and wondered what the benefits of matcha are? Me neither, but here are four reasons why matcha has become my daily companion.

Long-lasting energy

Matcha provides long-lasting energy without the jitters and heart palpitations that often accompany coffee. The key to this gentle energy boost lies mainly in the combination of caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine, which is known for its calming effect. Unlike coffee ( Matcha vs Coffee ), which often leads to a rapid energy spike and drop, Matcha allows for a steady and sustained flow of energy.

Part of this is also due to the way it is consumed: since the powder is drunk in its entirety, the ingredients, such as caffeine, are in a more bound form. The stomach has to "work" harder before the ingredients are absorbed into the bloodstream. This results in a slower but longer absorption of caffeine. Matcha therefore offers a balanced and sustainable source of energy, ideal for those who prefer a focused and calm state.

Unique taste

The taste of Matcha is unique and incomparable. With the highest quality, Ceremonial Grade Matcha, many different aromas can be perceived particularly well ( the different grades ). The differences always surprise me. Depending on the region, climate, plant, method of the tea farmer, etc., the taste can vary and be bitter, sweet, nutty or even smoky.

Although my favorite matcha is now an integral part of my morning routine, I am always fascinated by the different flavors that matcha has to offer and therefore regularly try out new types of matcha. But taste is very individual. Maybe that's why there is a saying "trying is better than studying". And I think it really is apt with matcha.

Health benefits

Matcha, for example, contains important vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, calcium and iron, which help to strengthen the immune system. The powder is also rich in antioxidants such as catechins. These neutralise free radicals in the body, which can cause cell damage and disease, and help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and certain types of cancer. They can also slow down the aging process and promote general health. The calming effect of L-theanine also reduces stress, thereby leading to numerous other benefits. Although the first studies often show promising results, it is important to me to mention that research into matcha is still in its early stages and there is still a lot of need. In addition, matcha is not a substitute for medicine; a more detailed look is required.

Countless recipes

The possibilities with matcha are almost endless. Countless recipes offer a wonderful opportunity to explore this unique green tea powder in all its facets. From traditional tea to modern creations such as matcha tiramisu, matcha granola , smoothies, cakes or even savory dishes, this opens up a wide range of possibilities for every taste. This diversity makes matcha a versatile ingredient in the kitchen, valued for its culinary flexibility. Discover our recipes .

Final thoughts

These are the four main reasons why matcha has become an essential part of my morning routine. Of course, there are many other benefits, including its meditative and cultural value, which I deeply appreciate. I hope these insights encourage you to broaden your horizons and maybe even try something new.

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