We stumble into our own feet while trying to make it to the kitchen before our workday begins. We turn on the coffee pot, praying it will ooze the brown liquid we religiously consume every morning.
As someone who loves coffee, I myself have been switching it up recently with matcha as it reeks of health benefits. For starters, matcha is unique because of how long your energy lasts compared to your regular cup of coffee. Coffee, your energy spike lasts for about 1-3 hours, you feel like a million bucks, and then an hour later, you feel like a nice long nap. That’s what we call the coffee crash. But on the other side, we have matcha, where your energy lasts for 4-6 hours, and you eliminate the coffee crash that usually occurs throughout your day.
Matcha tea not only improves your energy but also boosts your immune system, reduces stress and anxiety, is excellent for weight loss, is high in antioxidants, and, best yet, prevents wrinkles. What more could something give you?
When I work early in the morning, recently, I have been leaning towards matcha rather than coffee. Coffee upsets many people’s stomachs when it is too early, and I am indeed one of those people. But with matcha, I get my energy craving in and don’t have a grumpy stomach for the next hour. I can vouch, too, for the crashes that it claims to eliminate because it does; when I trade coffee for matcha, I find myself not crashing or having a rough spot as often throughout the day. My current favorite matcha drink is from Starbucks, I like to order a vanilla iced matcha latte with the sweet cold foam on top. It’s more so of a desert on the days I choose not to make my matcha from home, but if you have never had matcha before, it’s a great introduction.
I still love my coffee, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it’s the only way to go anymore. Many drinks today can replace coffee so if you feel like you and your friend Joe are going through a breakup, I recommend giving matcha a try!