Matcha in the US vs Matcha in Japan

Recently I’ve made the change to go full Matcha and drop coffee. Honestly, not only does Matcha taste tastier, I also love that I don’t have to worry about staining my teeth.

Matcha, when it contains low caffeine, can even reduce stress levels (Unno et al, 2018) due to the high theanine content. It’s essentially the theanine that has the stress-reducing effect. The quantities and ratios of green tea components highly impacts how effective the tea is though.