MATCHA > COFFEE: WHY I STARTED DRINKING IT

with the new year, I decided to stop drinking coffee & introduced a new form of caffeine into my life: matcha.

for the longest time, I was your basic millennial coffee addict who drank it alllll day long and as I get older, my body hasn't been able to tolerate it. my anxiety sky rockets, the jitters are so real & my stomach started to reject it. 

I am not a morning person and most days (okay, every day), I need an extra boost of energy so I had to find a substitute; I immediately knew it was going to be matchathe earthy 'lil drink that's given me more physical & mental stamina than any cup of coffee ever has. 

matcha is specially grown & processed, ground up japanese green tea. rather than steeping a bag of leaves in your hot water/milk, you're dissolving them into it. this is why one cup of matcha has 3x more caffeine than green tea. 

don't worry though! you will not be effected by 
matcha the way you would by 3 cups of coffee. 

the leaves are jam packed w/ the amino acid, l-theanine, which helps our brains relax but also stay focused & alert. this is why I'm hooked on that matcha highhhh, friends.

more health benefits of drinking matcha:

+ enhances concentration, endurance & energy levels
+ boosts metabolism & burns calories 
+ v high in antioxidants! (5x more than most servings you'll find in other foods)
+ powerful detoxifier for the body
+ aids in strengthening immune system 

I got this matcha latte w/ almond milk from the chalait that used to be in century 21's extension store, next century. while that location closed, there are more more throughout nyc & I'll definitely be checking 'em out. 


28 comments:

  1. I've been hearing so much about matcha, it has so many benefits!

    -Carine
    www.rinnyandbean.com

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    1. it really does! I love having it in my daily regimen. x

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  2. I looovveee matcha/green tea- I'm much more of a tea drinker than coffee!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  3. I have never tried Matcha! I do have a tub at home - your post just reminded me of using it :) Thanks!
    xx, Theresa

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    1. you'll have to let me know what you think - definitely try it if you have it! psa: keep an open mind about the taste. x

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  4. i loveee matcha! I didn't realize it had so many benefits!

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  5. I've never tried matcha! It sounds like I need to give it a try though!

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    1. it's so worth it! you can even try it @ your local starbucks. just order a green tea latte - they'll serve it hot or iced, or even in lemonade! x

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  6. ohhh i like the sound of this! i totally love matcha, and i totally need to add it to my routine more <3 thanks for sharing!

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  7. I LOVE adding matcha to my desserts! I happen to love the taste and the added health benefits are even better!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I finally bought matcha for my home & I can't wait to cook w/ it! I'd love to try and recipe recommendations you might have. x

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  8. Yum! I am a big fan of matcha--I love to make iced matcha lattes at home. When I make them with coconut milk, it's just like a treat!

    Molly // Miss Molly Moon

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    1. I'm super excited to start making them @ home! just got all the goodies to start doing it, actually. I'll have to try it w/ coconut milk, I've never had it like that before! x

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  9. I still haven't drank matcha! I want to try a latte!
    -Nicholle
    www.nichollesophia.com

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    1. I'd totally recommend trying it as a latte! add some sugar if you want it sweeter, I drink w/o & it has an earthier, more green tea-like taste. x

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  10. Hmm never tried matcha. I'm intrigued. May need to try.

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  11. I'm obsessed with all things matcha! I've finally perfected the at home matcha latte and it's a game changer!

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    1. you might have to share your secrets w/ me! I finally got my amazon order w/ all the pieces to make it myself & I'm v nervous - wish me luck! x

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  12. LOL You had me at MATCHA! How is a green foamy drink so good, I really want to know!? xo Rach | http://www.rkcsouthern.com

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  13. this is one of my favorite drinks now! it's so yum!

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