Matcha is an amazing superfood beverage, loaded with anti-oxidants, caffeinated and has the highest levels of L-theanine of any food, which is where the magic of green tea comes from. L-theanine is an amazing amino acid, which promotes a calm sense of well being and alertness, the very properties which made it the drink of choice of monks and samurai. The bottom line, drink a matcha and you get 4+ hours of mental alertness and a heightened metabolism, without the common side effects that other caffeinated beverages have.
It is this heightened metabolism, as well as caffeine's natural appetite suppressing qualities, which makes matcha great for general weight-loss as well as giving a natural boost so you can work out harder and longer.
So next time you are looking for a boost, try a matcha... and for you newbies who want to wade in, dilute your matcha shot in a 16 oz glass of ice water, with a lemon wedge and a squirt of agave. Iced lemon matcha, mmmmm. And for the love of all that's good and tasty in the world, pick a really good matcha for your first experience, because like all thinks, not all matcha is created equally.