FOLLOW The taste of matcha
Everybody who has ever tried matcha will agree on the following: its taste is hard to define.
And this is precisely what makes matcha so special. It is said to feel as a mix of wine, while at the same time tasting a bit floral and bitter.
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FOLLOW What You Need to Know About L-theanine
I often encourage my patients to drink tea. Black tea is a lower- caffeine alternative to coffee during the day, and decaffeinated tea can be a calming part of a nighttime power-down ritual before bed. Whatever time of day or night, drinking a cup of tea can be a soothing, relaxing ritual.
L-theanine is found in tea
L-theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea and it is also available in supplement form. L-theanine can help with relaxation, focus, and sleep.
How L-theanine works It elevates levels of GABA, as well as serotonin and dopamine, promoting relaxation and improving sleep. It reduces levels of chemicals in the brain that are linked to stress and anxiety. It enhances alpha brain waves, which are associated with a state of “wakeful relaxation.” L-theanine and sleep It may help people fall asleep more quickly and easily at bedtime, thanks to the relaxation boost it delivers. It can improve the quality of sleep—not by acting as a sedative, but by lowering anxiety and promoting relaxation. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN