Matcha contains a large number of important amino acids, critical agents in maintaining good health.
L-Theanine, in particular, stimulates the production of alpha wave activity in the brain, resulting in a sought-after state of calm alertness. This almost-magical duality of L-Theanine naturally promotes relaxation whilst heightening concentration and is known to reduce anxiety. L-Theanine is also implicated in the production of serotonin and dopamine, both of which are well documented to enhance mood.
Regular matcha drinkers have reported clearer and quicker thinking, improved memory retention and recollection, increased alertness, heightened awareness, elevated moods including a calm sense of euphoria, and improved concentration.
When combined in matcha, L-Theanine and caffeine work in powerful harmony to produce a sustained and focused energy.
Lasting up to six hours, it’s no wonder Buddhist monks used matcha before meditation and that samurai warriors did before battle. As matcha is digested, the caffeine molecules bind to more stable larger molecules, like catechins. This binding slows the breakdown of caffeine in the bloodstream and counteracts the usual negative side effects of caffeine; no unsettling jitters, no sluggish crash and no cortisol production. Just consistent elevation.
When you brew a cup of green tea the hot water can only extract a fraction of the antioxidants, which means the majority remains unused, trapped in the tea leaves. House of Matcha is stoneground and it is this process that enables you to access the full arsenal of green tea's powerful vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidents.
What are antioxidants? Antioxidants provide protection from harmful free radicals, which are the molecules responsible for aging, tissue damage and even some inflammatory diseases. In addition to combating free radicals, antioxidants are also known to increase metabolism, control blood sugar and lower cholesterol.