Okay, hear us out. We know that, for many, coffee is an indispensable part of the morning. However, matcha can provide the same benefits as coffee without coffee’s downsides. (Talking about you, afternoon crash). Are you looking for a reason to swap your morning cup of Joe for matcha? Here, we’ll give you five.
1- Matcha gives you a better caffeine high.
For many, coffee causes a crash-and-burn effect. It spikes our adrenaline and cortisol levels, making us jittery and anxious. As the caffeine’s effects wear off, these levels sharply drop, causing an intense crash.
Matcha, on the other hand, knows that smooth and steady wins the race. Matcha contains lower caffeine levels which are absorbed slowly by the body. As a result, matcha provides a more subtle energy boost for longer. So you can say goodbye to your morning jitters and afternoon slump when switching to matcha.
2- Matcha is better for your skin.
In recent years, many skincare products containing green tea have been popping up on beauty shelves, and for a good reason. Green teas, including matcha, contain anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties, which can slow down the body’s aging process. In other words, whether applying a face mask or drinking a latte, matcha can help you achieve clear, younger-looking skin.
Coffee, on the other hand, can do the opposite. Its high caffeine content can restrict the blood vessels, which hinders the flow of antioxidants in the body. As a result, the body produces less collagen, which can lead to premature aging in the skin.
3- Matcha gives you better breath.
While coffee’s high acidic levels are mostly to blame for coffee breath, coffee also hinders saliva production. Without saliva to naturally rinse out the mouth, bacteria can linger and contribute to bad breath.
Skip your morning coffee breath by opting for a matcha drink instead. Matcha tea contains high levels of catechins, which fight bacteria and remove plaque from the mouth. In fact, matcha is so good for oral health that doctors in Japan actually recommend drinking one matcha every day. A matcha a day keeps the bad breath away!
4- Matcha is loaded with antioxidants.
When it comes to antioxidant levels, matcha triumphs over coffee and other green teas. In fact, according to one study, matcha tea contains ten times more antioxidants than other types of green tea. If you’re wondering why that matters, antioxidants reduce inflammation, slow down the aging process, and protect against cell damage. So when you drink matcha, you’re really giving yourself (and your body) a treat.
While coffee also is rich in antioxidants, it has more negative health effects than matcha. Its acidity levels can cause heartburn, and its additives like cream and sugar can actually increase inflammation.
5- Matcha is easier to make.
A good cup of matcha is easier to make than a good cup of coffee. Coffee requires expensive machinery and fresh coffee beans to make. In addition, you might have to grind the beans yourself and master the perfect water-to-grounds ratio for a cup worth drinking. Matcha tea, on the other hand, only requires matcha powder, a whisk, and water. Plus, you only need about a minute to make the perfect matcha beverage.
If you’re looking for a coffee alternative, matcha might become your new favorite drink. By switching to matcha, you can ditch your morning jitters for a gentle energy boost, a clearer complexion, and a delicious treat every day. Still, if you’re new to matcha, you might not know where to start. Our complete Ceremony Matcha Kit has everything you need to start making matcha a part of your daily ritual.