Coffee Vs. Matcha Green Tea Powder

Unless you’re some kind of super-human capable of producing your own energy at will, your body just doesn’t seem to function without that morning coffee.

Like 99% of people, your day cannot start without that trip to Starbucks for a delicious Venti, sugar-free, nonfat, vanilla soy, double shot, decaf, no foam, extra hot, peppermint white chocolate mocha with light whip and extra syrup.

It’s so great at the time – you’ve got a delicious tasting kick of energy which leads you to believe that this energy will last you throughout the whole day.

So you get to work pumped for the day ahead and what do you know?

11am rolls in and you’ve crashed. Your caffeine high has left you faster than Kim Kardashian ditched Kris Humphries and so what do you do? Get more coffee of course!

Does that accurately describe your morning? I’m sure it does..

Do you know how bad this kind of coffee and caffeine consumption can be for your body?

Apart from you making you feel like crap all day here’s what else coffee is doing to your body:

  • Constantly drinking coffee will give you bad breath (we’ve all smelt coffee breathe, it’s disgusting.) Fact: matcha green tea actually helps fight bad breath.
  • Drinking too much coffee drys your skin as a result of dehydration and can cause wrinkling of the skin.
  • Consuming too much coffee and caffeine can cause insomnia and restlessness.
  • Coffee can lead to you having stained teeth.
  • Overconsumption of caffeine can raise your blood pressure.

This is only a small glimpse into the negative impacts of drinking too much coffee and although most of these side effects are known, people still rely heavily on coffee for their daily energy.

Luckily for you – there is a better way.

You see Matcha Green Tea is an incredible and sustainable energy source because although it contains caffeine, the caffeine molecules in matcha bind to larger and more stable molecules and so the caffeine is released over a long period of time, instead of all at once.

Every coffee drinker knows the crash and burn effect that you get an hour or so after a cup of coffee but with matcha green tea, the crash and burn effect simply does not happen because It typically takes three to six hours for the caffeine to be fully absorbed into the bloodstream.

This means that you get a long lasting energy boost without ever feeling like you’ve crashed.

So how much caffeine does matcha green tea contain?

A typical serving of Matcha (1g) contains roughly 25mg of caffeine and a typical cup of coffee (4g) contains over double the amount of caffeine (60mg).

We encourage you to replace your coffee habit with matcha green tea for a month and see the results for yourself. Say goodbye to coffee jitters and bad breathe once and for all!

Dana Velden has written the best explanation of how matcha compares to coffee:

“The caffeine hit of an espresso can be a bit like having an express train screaming through the middle of your body: a deep, powerful, jittery roar. I find the effects of matcha to be just as stimulating but in a more delicate, refined way, as if a thousand butterflies have descended on my body, beating their wings until I’m lifted, gently but resolutely, a few inches off the ground. (Seriously.)”

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