Since the popularity of matcha tea does not seem to cease any sooner, reputable hotels and restaurants have started to serve their own Matcha Tea Private Label.
With the surge of popularity as intense as this, it becomes essential to know when is the most appropriate time to consume matcha and when is it advisable to keep it away.
Always remember that just like coffee Matcha is loaded with caffeine. Therefore, before making yourself a cup of matcha tea, you should first make sure if you are willing to get an energy shot of caffeine or not. In comparison to espresso, matcha contains nearly half the caffeine.
Matcha has an abundance of caffeine, therefore it is recommended to consume it at least half an hour before the meal. Since matcha is less caffeinated than coffee, you can even replace your morning coffee with matcha tea!
Surprising, isn’t it?
With a moderate level of caffeine, matcha can boost your metabolism irrespective of what you had in your breakfast, unlike coffee which only works best with only certain foods. Other than that, matcha will not give you the morning jitters that are a common occurrence with coffee.
The caffeine present in matcha binds with an element known as L-theanine and together they gently release caffeine, which then wakes you up and keeps you up. The caffeine and L-theanine bonding also help you to increase your focus and keep your senses sharp.
If you are drinking matcha for its health benefits, then there is no time better than drinking matcha before a meal. That is how you won’t be pouring it in an empty bladder and neither when you are too full to have any room for a drink. However, it should be kept in mind that Matcha is much more acidic and astringent than coffee, so try not to wait too long for a meal after drinking matcha.
Drinking matcha after the meal might work for some people, but it is not advisable as antioxidants and nutrients in your tea won’t get enough room to dissolve fats and carbs in your meal.
If you are about to hit your gym or Zumba class, then perhaps you should wait for a little and prepare a matcha tea. This is because the caffeine and L-theanine bond in matcha tea can help you to focus and exercise better.
Besides, caffeine has great fat-burning properties, so exercising along will help you get in shape much more quickly.
If you are working the nightshift, then drinking matcha at night before or after dinner would be great for you, but if you're planning to go to bed afterward, perhaps matcha is not advisable.
Although matcha relatively contains less caffeine than coffee, it can still hinder your sleep. However, if you have a strong caffeine tolerance, then it is okay for you to drink matcha whenever you feel like it.
Generally, one should not consume caffeine more than 400 mg per day. However, ideal caffeine consumption varies from person to person.
Since matcha provides 36 mg of caffeine per cup or bowl, you can freely drink it without worrying about surpassing the healthy limit. However, it should be kept in mind that caffeine is also present in teas and sodas, so you should monitor your caffeine intake.
The caffeine count in matcha is also subjective as it depends on the method matcha plant was grown, the soil it was planted in, and the water is absorbed.
Matcha is a great drink that is overloaded with health benefits and gives an incredible energy boost. However, there are certain times and moments where matcha benefits you the most.
Hopefully, this blog has cleared some of your confusion regarding matcha intake and you have figured out the best time for you to prepare matcha.
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