We’ve said it many times, but we’ll say it again: we’ve always loved good coffee, we still love it, and we probably will always love it too.
But we don’t love it nearly as much as matcha. Here are 5 reasons to start the study day with matcha:
The caffeine in matcha tea
Matcha contains better caffeine. By “better” we mean that the caffeine in coffee is more harmful to the body. It starts with a bang and ends in a crash. Caffeine is bound to various substances. The different compounds are responsible for the biological effect: The caffeine in coffee dissolves quickly in the stomach acid from a chlorogenic acid-potassium complex. The effect is immediate but quickly wears off again. In Matcha tea, the caffeine is bound to polyphenols, i.e. plant-based bitter substances. These are released slowly and only when they come into contact with the intestinal mucosa. The invigorating effect occurs later and lasts up to 6 hours.
A better breath
Matcha is better for your teeth: Matcha fights the bacteria that cause plaque, making it a powerful ally for daily oral hygiene. The smell of coffee and tooth enamel coloration are a thing of the past!
Have you ever noticed the skin of hardcore coffee drinkers? Matcha helps fight acne and has been used as a facial mask aid by Japanese women for centuries. The bacteria-inhibiting properties in matcha tea help give the skin a natural glow.
Matcha tea is incredibly full of catechins, flavonoids, polyphenols, and most importantly the powerful epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which is associated with so many health benefits and has therapeutic uses in the treatment of many diseases, including cancer.
A good cup of matcha is easier to make than a good cup of coffee
Matcha tea has a reputation for being difficult to prepare. But seriously: Put 1.5 grams, preferably sifted, Matcha-Matcha in a bowl, pour hot water over it and froth up. A well-prepared cup of matcha tea can be obtained in 30 seconds. For a good cup of coffee, the coffee should be freshly ground, then soaked or steamed. A large number of complicated and expensive machines are necessary for this. And then there is the waiting time until the cup of coffee is ready.
You don’t have to go completely without coffee right away (unless your doctor advises you to). But everyone should give matcha a chance. You have nothing to lose except stained teeth, bad breath, and an increased heart rate. And maybe a whole new world of wellbeing will open up for you.