Caffeine found in Matcha and Coffee

Does Matcha contain Caffeine?

You may be surprised to know that Matcha Green Tea actually does contain caffeine but it’s only one third the amount of that found in a cup of coffee

The difference is coffee only gives you a short lived energy burst where as Matcha’s caffeine is slowly released into your bloodstream sustaining you for much longer, over several hours in fact.

Coffee on the other hand causes you to feel energetic but then you crash, causing you to crave another and another. 

 How Caffeine Works in Coffee Vs Matcha

The steady energy provided by Matcha is better absorbed by the body which means you won’t feel those nasty side-effects often found when drinking coffee such as jitters, increased heart rate, mood swings, headaches and so on?

Did you also know that Matcha can cause feelings of relaxation while still being a source of energy?

It’s possible because of an amino acid named L-Theanine, which positively affects alpha waves in the brain, giving you a overall feeling of calm and relaxation.

L-theanine and Caffeine in Matcha

The combination of L-Theanine and caffeine found in Matcha means that a calm, focused AND relaxed state is possible while also feeling energised. Pretty amazing hey? 

Perfect for those who suffer anxiety as Matcha helps reduce stress and anxious thoughts too! 

Want to learn more? Watch the below video! 


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