Matcha tea – real alternative to coffee or just a fad?

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  • Matcha tea – real alternative to coffee or just a fad?
  • bubs
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    I love a decent coffee but coffee doesn’t do good things for me. I tried a Matcha green tea today and it did seem to keep me going through the normal afternoon slump. Real benefits or just trendy supplement/super thing of the moment?

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Surely the fact you enjoyed it but it didn’t affect your system is a real benefit and hence enough reason to buy it?

    Premier Icon lesgrandepotato
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    I’m not sure how much you think you are going to get out of a drink but on balance it sounded like quite a successful cup. Perhaps not world changing, but definitely net positive.

    Tell me. Afterward did you feel less thirsty? That’s really really good in a drink.

    alric
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    afaik matcha is a green tea. In thailand you often get given a green tea (as well) when you order a coffee. The green tea acts synergetically with the coffee to keep you alert

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    So, if you enjoyed it, but then we on the internet told you it was all a fad, would you then think ‘oh well shame I can’t have that any more cos STW told me its popularity was unfounded and short lived?’

    Premier Icon 16stonepig
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    The green tea acts synergetically with the coffee to keep you alert

    …in as far as coffee has caffeine and tea has caffeine…

    alric
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    no, theres more, the polyphenols(?) in tea increase the absorption rate/bioavailability of the caffeine

    devash
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    It’s certainly not a fad as its been produced in Japan and China for at least a thousand years. I’m like you OP, absolutely love coffee but it gives me horrendous stomach pains and heartburn which I don’t get from tea.

    My usual tipple is good old Yorkshire Tea but I occasionally buy fancier loose leaf stuff and matcha from these guys – https://www.rareteacompany.com

    Nico
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    Greeks drink strong coffee with a glass of water. The two act synergetically. Personally I prefer to drink my tea with a small vial of snake oil.

    Premier Icon IdleJon
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    Greeks drink strong coffee with a glass of water. The two act synergetically. Personally I prefer to drink my tea with a small vial of snake oil.

    Yep, that’s why I need four biscuits with my tea every time. The chocolate covering reacts entropically with the Brownian motion of the tea to produce a genuine yum for the rest of the hour. Rich Teas don’t contain as much entropy (or synergy) so they are useless, I find.

    avdave2
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    The green tea acts synergetically with the coffee to keep you alert

    I’m glad we are taking the holistic approach to this.

    bubs
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    lesgrandepotato

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    I’m not sure how much you think you are going to get out of a drink but on balance it sounded like quite a successful cup. Perhaps not world changing, but definitely net positive.

    Tell me. Afterward did you feel less thirsty? That’s really really good in a drink.

    I like the closing logic but unfortunately sometimes I actually have a drink not because I am thirsty but because it tastes nice, has some other benefit or just breaks the monotony of an afternoon in the office.

    However, 4 chocolate biscuits could just be the boost that I am looking for.

    If you are drinking Mactha to replace coffee consider trying Yerba Mate it’s a popular South American drink with a decent pick me up affect

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