Coffee has many health benefits and can give you the boost you need to make the most of your day, but the caffeine in it gives some people the jitters. If this is you, you may want to try out matcha, the powdered form of green tea, which many people drink in latte form. Matcha also contains caffeine (more than regular green tea but less than coffee), but it also has L-theanine in it, a substance that slows the release of caffeine. Instead of being hit with the caffeine all at once, you experience a more even and steady boost, and you don’t get the crash when it wears off. L-theanine also stimulates the brain’s alpha waves, which contribute to feeling focused and alert. Matcha gives many people a wonderful feeling of calm energy. And, it is becoming more and more popular. It can be found at Starbucks and many local coffee shops. You can also buy matcha powder from the grocery store and make your own matcha lattes at home! So, if you want a drink to boost your energy in the morning, but coffee is leaving you feeling anxious or jittery, we recommend giving matcha a try. 


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