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Research has proved that Matcha green tea improves metabolism and also improves the fat burning capabilities of the body. It helps you stay fit and makes you more focused on your work, on your studies, basically everything that you do. Matcha helps in removing toxic substances from your body and making you healthier from within.

Matcha's unique and remarkable health-boosting properties are unquestionable, but that doesn't mean that you can drink it whenever. Matcha tea is powerful and contains many different types of nutrients. This is a quick guide to managing when and how much Matcha you drink so that you can the best out of this amazing tea. 

Remember that the timings of Matcha drinking are dependent on the purpose for which it's being consumed. For example, some people drink Matcha for weight loss, whilst others drink it to improve focus. Some people consume Matcha for its antioxidants whilst others prefer to drink Matcha simply for the sheer number of vitamins and nutrients. Others drink Matcha for the energy boost. 

The best times to drink Matcha green tea.

1. Before Exercise

Those of you who drink a cup or two of Matcha before you start your daily exercise routine, are doing it just right. It’s the perfect way to ensure that you get the most out of your workouts, the hard work that you put in.

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition observed that consuming green tea increases the body’s capability of burning calories dramatically, up to 35-43%, and that Matcha can increase your physical endurance up to 24%. All this, and no caffeine crash. 

2. Before Work

To address this, a question; Why was Matcha brought to Japan a thousand years ago?

The answer; it was brought to Japan for the Monks, due to the remarkable nutritional properties that Matcha contains to aid concentration. During long hours of meditation, Zen monks would drink Matcha to stay focussed and yet, calm. Nowadays, modern life is often disturbed by stress, to such a degree that we are rarely ever fully rested. Matcha helps to ease stress through its active ingredient “L-theanine”. This creates alpha waves in the brain, naturally, that induce a state of relaxed alertness. Very helpful for dealing with the complexities of the modern workplace.

As if this wasn't enough, drinking Matcha can improve your ability to absorb and retain new information. 

3. As An Afternoon 'Pick Me Up'

Think of Matcha as an energy drink that releases energy in your bloodstream very slowly. This means that regular Matcha drinkers experience an energy boost that lasts all day. Early researchers attributed this to the caffeine in Matcha. But modern studies have found that it's actually the mix of healthful natural properties that are responsible for the slow release of energy.

 

 The Times to Avoid

It's best to avoid at these times to ensure that you get to enjoy the maximum benefits of Matcha:

  • Do not drink your Matcha very early in the morning.
  • Avoid drinking Matcha in an empty stomach. It could lead to stomach upset.
  • Don't drink Matcha tea at the same time as your main meals, as it can reduce the absorption of vitamin B1 in your body, which lead to a condition named Beriberi.
  • After 5pm in the evening, due to the caffeine. Caffeine stays in the bloodstream for up to 5 hours. 

Remember, however, that we're all different. Take note of the recommendations in this article, but find out what works for you. Some people can drink Matcha late at night or early in the morning and feel perfectly fine. We love to hear feedback and your own insight, so please do comment below. 

 




18 Responses

Jose
Jose

April 13, 2019

Thanks for this wonderful article! I’m new to matcha, and I have been drinking it for 3 days. What I have been doing is to drink a couple of cups, one first thing in the morning (with my breakfast) and another after lunch. What I found is:

1. The first cup that I drink makes me go straight to the bathroom. Today even twice, early in the morning. And after that I don’t quite feel anything, no energy boost, body and mind as always at the point of the day. If something, I get an effect a bit similar to coffee, very transitory, and that’s all.
2. The second cup, after lunch, works absolutely amazing. It not only helps me to prevent the afternoon slump, but also helps me to keep focused during the afternoon. This is an amazing effect for me because I always found pretty hard to keep focused after lunch, specially when mornings were hard and intense. My matcha after lunch allows me to work more hours during my weakest hours of the day, with a deeper concentration, more energy, more intensity, better mood, and feeling just great in my afternoons. This is something I always looked for and never got before!!

This article helped me to realize that I was drinking my first cup all wrong… so I will keep the second cup as it is, and I will drink the first cup time after what I used to do, after I finish breakfast and arrive work. That should work! Thanks for helping me realize this!!! oh God I’m loving this product…!

Ron
Ron

March 17, 2019

Matcha should not be made with boiling water which damages the tea
Matcha can be taken on an empty stomach based on the stomach and the strength of the Matcha
Matcha should steep for 5 minutes in order for the catchers to be released. They keep cancer cells from reproducing.
Matcha is not meant to be mixed with milk or other ingredients which dilute its potency
Matcha has been said to have ten times the strength of a cup of regular green tea
Matcha has been shown to be very valuable in the treatment of prostate cancer

Patricia
Patricia

March 17, 2019

I drink the tea every morning and sometimes in the afternoon, I’ve never had any problems. I don’t drink with meals because I never drink anything with my meals.

Emily
Emily

March 17, 2019

I don’t like that it says not to drink after 5. I have pretty bad insomnia and matcha has L-thenine(incorrect spelling) which is proven to help you sleep. It does overpower the caffeine and you are more likely to actually fall asleep from drinking matcha then you are to stay awake.

Prateek Sharma
Prateek Sharma

November 15, 2018

Green tea has been the new solid refreshment around the local area for quite a while. It is the best-cherished refreshment, and individuals all ages are insane for it, particularly the wellbeing cognizant ones. Green tea is an extraordinary sustenance for the body as it is stacked with supplements and cancer prevention agents.

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Ben
Ben

October 14, 2018

Confused, don’t drink on an empty stomach. Don’t take with a meal. Just exactly when should you drink Matcha? It can only be one or the other. Thank you

Julie Rosado
Julie Rosado

October 14, 2018

Please re read this article.
I’m confused.
Does the tea have caffeine or not?
If so how much.
I drink a mix of chicory and coffee in the morning.
I’m trying not to drink coffee.
I started looking into matcha to detox and gain energy.
But I dont eat right away.
If not first thing in the morning and not before bed then when and how much should i drink it.
I’ve got sinus tachycardia. So I’m trying to break my coffee addiction.
Is matcha going to affect that?

Vanessa
Vanessa

July 04, 2018

I want to use matcha for weightloss how should I go about it.

Gaye
Gaye

July 04, 2018

Nothing better than matca in the early afternoon or really evening, or both! Simply wonderful!!

Jorli
Jorli

December 31, 2017

I received a small can of the ceremonial grade Matcha from Japan. I hadn’t realized there is a better time to consume the tea. So, this morning, I drank a 6 oz. cup with 1 tsp. of the powder. I drank it on an empty stomach. Within 1/2 hr., my stomach/gut felt slightly upset. I also experienced a dull headache and a flushing of my face. I then read the best time to have my matcha. 1 hr. after a meal and in the afternoon. Also, last night, I had a cup about 1 hr. before going to bed and it did keep me awake till about 1:30 a.m. So, research about the product prior to consuming so you know what’s recommended.

Julia
Julia

November 30, 2017

Hello, your article states that matcha tea should not be consumed on an empty stomach or with a meal? When should it be consumed then? Is it okay to take with fruit or a light snack?
Also, how early is too early to drink the tea?

Sonny
Sonny

October 26, 2017

I have a cup of Matcha in the morning with breakfast while planning the day. I will occasionally have another cup in the afternoon as a pick-up for energy instead of coffee. It’s a great way to start the day, and a good energy boost in the afternoon if you need one! Makes you alert and calm at the same time.

Teaologists
Teaologists

April 10, 2017

Hi Dafni, everyone is different. But I would recommend no more than 5 portions a day of Matcha. For me, one bowl in the morning and one at 3pm is enough to keep me healthy and energised throughout the day. Best wishes, Richard. Teaologists Team.

Dafni Prodromou
Dafni Prodromou

March 28, 2017

How many portions would you recommend per day?

Teaologists
Teaologists

February 01, 2017

Hi Sai, yes we discuss this here https://teaologists.co.uk/blogs/the-daily-matcha-habit-blog/how-does-matcha-tea-affect-sleep-quality-aka-can-i-drink-matcha-in-the-evening

sai
sai

December 24, 2016

sir, what is the right time to drink green tea in night bed time?? ..just before bed time or 1hour before bed time??

Mlagirl
Mlagirl

November 25, 2016

I always drink my matcha while having lunch or after lunch and have not experienced any side effects. But I will now wait for an hour after to avoid the B1 deficiency

Mlagirl
Mlagirl

November 25, 2016

I always drink my matcha while having lunch or after lunch and have not experienced any side effects. But I will now wait for an hour after to avoid the B1 deficiency

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