i'm considering switching from coffee to matcha

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  1. Harry Gibbs

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    matcha is finely ground green tea leaves. it's super healthy and instead of getting caffeinated in a way that brings jittery energy, it makes you feel energized, but calm. buddhist monks drink matcha before meditation.

    -it has 17 times the antioxidant levels of blueberries and 60 times that of spinach.

    -it contains egcg, which is a catechin that prevents and/or slows the growth of cancer.

    -it lowers ldl cholesterol levels.

    -it promotes weight loss in ways that are not accounted for merely by its caffeine content.

    -it increases the body's calorie burning from 8-10% of daily energy expenditure to 45-43%.

    -exercising immediately after drinking matcha results in 25% more fat burn during exercise.

    -it is rich in chlorophyll, which is a good detoxifying agent for the human body.

    -it contains an amino acid, l-theanine, that induces alpha wave activity in the brain. alpha wave activity is associated with calm, relaxed states, stress reduction, and mental and cognitive clarity.

    -it contains high levels of easily absorbable dietary fiber, which eases constipation and stabilizes blood sugar levels.

    -it gives you energy without jitteriness or headaches or agitation.

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    does it taste good?
     
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    do you like the taste of swamp?
     
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    would switch
     
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    have you ever had green tea? it tastes like that, but amplified. it has a grassy, vegetal taste. western palates might take a little time to adjust to it.

    you only add a little water to it and you whisk it in the water to make this frothy drink. you're not supposed to sip it slowly. it's kind of a three or four gulps kind of drink.

    and the matcha particles are in the water, like a solution, which is different than tea or coffee, which extracts the flavor from the leaves/beans, but you don't drink the organic material.
     
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    i would drink that for sure
    wonder wut would happen if u added some other ingredientz??! like a little mint or even strawberriez??!
     
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    Id try it as long as it don't make me puke.
     
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    At Booster juice I get "Mind over Matcha", which is matcha based but has shit like yogurt and blueberries. Shit's good.
     
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    Stay away from heroin.
     
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    i bet it would be much better. when i drink green tea i usually mix it with some black tea, like an orange spice or something, and it makes it so much better. muddling up a little mint in matcha would probably be great.
     
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    that soundz awesome
    i'm def gunna check this out
     
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    omg add chia seeds and that's probably the healthiest concoction on earth.
     
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    I have to drink a gallon of green tea before I feel properly caffeinated, versus one big cuppa joe. Will matcha reeeeeeally be any different?
     
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    where did u find it??! like, whole foods??!
     
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    omg yep or some flax
     
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    the caffeine content is about equal to half the level of a black cup of coffee. it has 68mg of caffeine per serving.
     
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    yeah, i get it at my local natural foods co-op.
     
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    switch to bleach instead, idiot
     
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    :no:
     
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    You seem upset.