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Matcha (Green Tea Powder)

Discussion in 'Medical Discussion' started by EverythingsHazy, Jan 2, 2018.

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What do you think about Matcha?

  1. I like it.

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  2. I don't like it.

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  3. I've never tried it.

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  1. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

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    This thread is for the discussion of all things matcha related.

    For those who don't know what matcha is, it's a fine green powder made from green tea leaves that have been destemmed and deveined before being ground up. Unlike other teas that are strained out via a tea strainer or the use of a tea bag, matcha powder is left in the drink and consumed. This provides the consumer with a much higher amount of the chemicals present in the leaves.

    Traditionally, matcha is whisked into hot water, and consumed without any additives, although some people prefer to add milk/sugar. It has a very natural, earthy, almost seaweed flavor, and is a bit thicker than regular tea, since there is powder in it.

    You can also have matcha in latte form, which can be iced for a delicious summer beverage.

    Matcha powder contains caffeine, but less than coffee per serving, and it seems to give a much more comfortable energy/focus boost, with less of a crash (in my experience). It is the only caffeine I can have that doesn't make me jittery). It also contains L-Theanine which provides relaxation and stress relief without drowsiness.

    Matcha has a history of being used as a meditation aid, due to the calm focus it provides.
     
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  2. Green Kiwi

    Green Kiwi Well-Known Member

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    i drink heaps of this shit daily and, even though it did take me a while to get used to the taste, i know really really like it.i like it so much i take it with me whenever wherever i'm going.
    my main goal was the improved focus, but with it came a fancy for the matcha taste!:rockon:
     
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  3. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

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    I used to drink a cup of matcha tea or an iced matcha latte (in the summer) daily, but stopped for a while for no real reason. I just started again, and I like it. It has tons of beneficial properties. Like you, I want the extra focus, and also a "clean"/jitter-free energy boost to counter the mellowness that Cannabis provides.

    It's definitely an acquired taste lol. It looks and kind of tastes like swamp water, but you do get used to it, and eventually appreciate it.
     
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  4. Green Kiwi

    Green Kiwi Well-Known Member

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    yeah it need's some "getting used to" but then it's quite possible you are addicted by then ,,lol.
    It's seriously my favourite drink now.(this is unbelievable, but i love it even more then a crisp lager.....)
    and THAT sais something..........
    :razz:.
     
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  5. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    @Green Kiwi received your PM, but for some reason don't have an option to reply back to you? I'm still around the forum, just been busy with life!

    I used to be into green tea's as much as cannabis, including matcha. Had to stop due to what I thought was the caffeine content negatively affecting my sleep, but i'm not 100% positive so may try experimenting with it again, same with coffee.

    One thing to make sure is to get a very good reputable quality source as many of these tea leaves have a tonne of fluoride and other nasty's. Just suspect of much of the teas coming out of china.
     
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  6. EverythingsHazy

    EverythingsHazy Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with different brands/grades? I've been drinking culinary grade, which is supposed to be a bit less palatable than ceremonial grade, when used for pure matcha tea. I am going to order some ceremonial grade for hot tea, and use my current kind for lattes.

    I enjoy it, too. Having it in iced latte form is my favorite, especially when vaping (it soothes the throat with its coldness), but a cup of hot matcha with no additives is nice before some morning meditation (something I'm just now getting into, for various reasons).
    I avoid drinking it in the evening, since I am very sensitive to caffeine. I have a hard enough time sleeping as it is, so I drink my matcha in the first few hours of the day.
     
  7. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    That's the only time I would consume caffeine, so I figured I was a slow metabolizer of it. But very recently, i've been experimenting with coffee, and didn't have much issues until about a month into it. Now i'm caffeine free for over a week! lol I guess I just gotta keep testing.... but damn that green tea with theanine effects with vaping was so damn nice. Matcha is the bomb! Does it have more/less/same caffeine as other green teas?
     
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  8. Green Kiwi

    Green Kiwi Well-Known Member

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    my guess is no not less but different type of caffeine, like when we talk about thc cbd cbn, etc.:2c:
     
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  9. biohacker

    biohacker Fucking Combustion Since 2006

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    Just back from Costco...they sell an organic matcha power from Japan. I'm staying caffeine free for the next few weeks but i'm going to try it after that.
     
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