Have you ever felt calmer after drinking tea? Well the key ingredient that leads to that state of relaxation is an amino acid known as L-theanine, which stimulates the brain’s alpha waves, promoting a state of relaxed concentration. Coupled with the modest amount of caffeine in tea, this explains why drinking tea helps you maintain calmness and a clear mental alertness for an extended time, without the jittery caffeine crashes that usually occur when drinking coffee. This powerful amino acid can be found in higher concentrations especially in shaded green teas, such as Matcha or Kabusecha.
Oh and did we mention, when it comes to green tea, opt for Organic, that way you can rest assure that you will only be getting high quality, great tasting teas without losing any antioxidants and cell repairing properties of green tea to toxic pesticides. Although less commonly found in Singapore, try the Tenbu Fuka or Soshun for some natural sweet aromas or Kukicha for that warm, toasted fragrance.