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May Teas for Focus and Energy

May 16, 2022

This May, we have been talking about running a small business and keeping up with your fitness and athletic objectives. So, the teas I've selected for this month are selected for focus and energy. We will take a look at Matcha, Yerba and Peppermint for these properties.

Matcha is produced from shade-grown green tea leaves that are stone-ground into a fine powder. Matcha can then be consumed on its own when whisked up with hot water, or can be added to lattes, smoothies, or baked goods. Because matcha is so concentrated, it is higher in caffeine than most other types of tea, containing almost as much caffeine as coffee per cup. Matcha is also very high in l-theanine, a unique compound that reduces stress and helps produce a state of calm and focus. Together, the caffeine and l-theanine present in matcha work to improve cognitive function and clarity. Matcha has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its health benefits and versatile uses. Matcha powder can be used not only for drinking, but also for baking and cooking.

Yerba mate is a caffeinated tea made from a species of holly plant and popular throughout South America. Traditionally, you drink mate from hollow gourds using filtered straws called bombillas. While mate is high in caffeine, the caffeine present in mate can have a slightly different effect than other types of caffeine, resulting in a sustained energizing effect without the high and crash associated with coffee or other caffeinated beverages. Mate is said to contribute to focus, clarity, and alertness. If you are looking for an energy boost that will help you to stay focused and alert, Yerba Mate may be the perfect choice for you.

Peppermint is a common medicinal herb that has been shown to enhance memory and increase alertness. Peppermint-based herbal infusions don’t contain any caffeine, which can be a plus if you’re looking to cut down on your caffeine intake. In addition, peppermint is present in a variety of caffeinated tea blends, for when you’re looking for a little extra boost. Peppermint has also been shown to improve focus and energy levels, making it a great tea for when you need to be on your mental A-game.

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