Akira Organic Ceremonial Matcha
The Akira Organic Ceremonial Matcha from Matcha Konomi is an organic ceremonial grade Matcha, perfect for sipping as a tea, making frozen lattes adding to your salad or the way I enjoy it best, by adding to my daily serving of Greek yogurt.
Akira Matcha has a creamy, mild, and a pleasantly vegetal flavor. This Matcha does not need to be sifted, and can be easily whisked or shaken without leaving clumps.
Here are some of the benefits of Matcha.
- Matcha is known to enhance calm and focus, due to it richness in the amino acid L-theanine. L-theanine is believed to promote alpha waves in the brain, and possibly raise the levels of Dopamine, Serotonin and GABA (a cognitive enhancing agent), and those are neurotransmitters that play a very important role in determining mood and mental state. This is the reason why L-theanine is believed to have the ability to reduce stress, boost mood, and get you closer to that sense of cognitive synergy. The combined effect of L-theanine and caffeine is believed to be responsible for what is called the "calming focus" that is often described by Matcha drinkers.
- Drinking Matcha green tea is believed to boost metabolism and help the body burn calories & fat faster than average. Studies show consuming Matcha tea before exercise will help burn more fat than without.
- Matcha has significantly less caffeine than coffee (around 34mg per serving of Matcha compared to 90-200mg per serving of regular coffee), but the caffeine in Matcha is believed to be slowly absorbed into the body producing long lasting energy (up to 4-6 hours) with less likelihood of jitters.
- Matcha contains significantly more antioxidants than regular green tea, and more antioxidants than any "super-food".