I can’t sleep if I drink a single cup of coffee. So I drink my warm Lemon Water then have a Coconut Matcha Latte to kick start my day. I journal, I reflect on what I did right yesterday, jot down a few things that I’m grateful for then plan my day over a cuppa.
Matcha has less caffeine than Coffee but more than regular Green Tea as we’re drinking the tea leaves not just the steeped liquid. You get the Buzz but not the jitters due to the L-Theanine content which reduces anxiety.
Matcha and Coconut Oil are loaded with many benefits: “improved heart health, lowered blood sugar levels, increased weight loss…may prevent cancer”, boosts your metabolism and immune system, offers a great source of anti-oxidants (ECGC). The Blue Zone Centurions drink a lot of Tea!
Simply microwave the Almond Milk and Coconut Oil in a mug. Stir in Matcha Tea, Sweet Leaf Stevia and add hot Water. Blend well with a Japanese Chasen. If you don’t have this bamboo whisk, push the Matcha through a fine sieve with a spoon.
If money is no object, use Ceremonial grade tea. It can run $20 per 100 grams for David’s Tea connoisseurs. I use Culinary grade tea. It’s a brownish-green, more bitter, not organic but affordable. Hamasaen brand is $43 for a Kg bag at the local Asian grocery. I like it strong so for Newbies, please start off with half the amount of Matcha and Sweetener. Some pre-made mixes include Vanilla, Cinnamon and Coconut Milk, so you can try these add-ins and adjust to your liking.