Because of its ability to both stimulate (caffeine) and relax (L-theanine), matcha is the perfect beverage to induce a state of focused alacrity without the overwhelming jitters of coffee. Not to mention its great taste, plethora of vitamins and antioxidants and its tendency to enhance your mood. This beverage has been consumed from as early as the 12th century by Zen Buddhist monks for its ability to help induce the right state of mind for meditation. I’m having my daily dose as an iced latte with coconut milk this morning. Cheers!