You might’ve noticed that coffee has some strong competition nowadays.

If you’re an avid social media user, you’ve probably noticed that much of the morning coffee content has been replaced by matcha tutorials. And if you haven’t jumped on the trend yourself yet, you’re probably wondering if it’s worth the hype.

So what exactly is matcha? 

Well, according to Healthline, matcha comes from the camellia sinensis plant which is harvested and grinded into a fine powder. It contains “nutrients from the entire leaf, which results in a greater amount of caffeine and antioxidants than typically found in green tea.”

Matcha is rich in antioxidants which lower the chances of cell damage and contracting chronic diseases, it flushes out toxins which can aid and protect the liver, it can help enhance brain function, it helps protect against heart disease, and it is extremely easy to prepare – just grab a cup, whisk your powder with hot water, and add in your choices of milk, creamer and other powders. 

If you like what you’re hearing and want to consider jumping on the trend yourself, here’s some great matcha brands to get started with!

KO Matcha

 

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KO Matcha’s Ceremonial Grade is “made from 100% premium powdered camellia sinensis leaves grown in Uji, Kyoto and Japan.” It promises to “awaken your mind, renew your body and energize your soul” with its smooth and clean taste. And provides sustainable energy all day long!

Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Latte Mix

 

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Trader Joe’s Matcha Green Tea Latte Mix boasts a 4.6 star rating. With leaves grown and harvested in Japan, it boasts a rich taste but also gives off a “delicate hint of sweetness.”

Golde Pure Matcha

 

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Golde’s Pure Matcha is a “cult-favorite superfood for energy.” In addition to rich antioxidants, it also features I-theanine, “an amino acid that promotes focus and brain health.” As well as anti-inflammatory, chlorophyll.

Clevr Blends Matcha Latte Mix

 

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This matcha latte mix promises to leave you “clear-headed and energized.” It features reishi which boosts mood, ashwagandha which relieves stress, lion’s mane which enhances focus, probiotics which promotes immunity, and SuperCreamer which prevents jitters by regulating caffeine release.

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