When you drink matcha you receive an incredibly HIGH LEVEL of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals as well as a LONG and STEADY release of caffeine.
The caffeine is absorbed and released SLOWLY by the body over a period of 6-8 hours.
This means that matcha provides a sustainable energy boost without the rapid 30-minute spike, energy slump, sleepless nights and the “Jitters” associated with coffee.
Matcha caffeine can take more than three to four hours to be distributed throughout the body. Because matcha is a finely ground green tea powder, the consumer is actually drinking the matcha leaves—unlike straining them in a normal green tea. The caffeine process is much SLOWER than something like a cold brew, where the caffeine hits all at once.
What's more, because matcha is high in ANTIOXIDANTS (specifically L-theanine), brain functionality gradually increases. In other words, caffeine is consumed slowly, which negates the feeling of a crash or experiencing jitters as you might from other sources. Plus, matcha is an alkaline; coffee is an acid. Therefore, matcha is much easier to digest and less likely to cause an upset stomach.