If you want to up your green tea game, matcha is what you need!
Matcha is the finely ground powder of shade-grown green tea leaves. During shaded growth, the tea plant, Camilla Sinensis, produces more theanine (an amino acid) and caffeine. It is these two chemicals that account for the amazing feeling of calm, memory boost, focus and energy that comes with drinking matcha! The first time I tried matcha, I was hooked-I was like, super. Super clear and focused and productive!
This drink is my fave! I’m actually a little obsessed with it. It has a sweet, minty, grassy taste that I can not get enough of! I sip this all day long for the focus and energy boost but, also because of the antioxidants and appetite suppressing powers of green tea! The focus and clarity I get from matcha is awesome-I don’t feel jittery or paranoid that I’m going to have a heart attack from caffeine overload like I did when I tried an energy shot from the gas station!
Mr. Make Peace Love Food calls this swamp juice but, always asks me to make him a big glass!
2t matcha powder
2 cups cold water
Sweetener of choice (I use 2 or 3 stevia packets)
Combine warm tea, sweetener and matcha in your blender, blend until matcha is dissolved and frothy.
Add cold water. Blend.
Pour over ice, enjoy!