When Is the Best Time to Drink Matcha Green Tea? - Teaologists

When Is the Best Time to Drink Matcha Green Tea?

by Drew Richardson April 22, 2016

When Is the Best Time to Drink Matcha Green Tea?

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.

However, apart from having such health-boosting properties, Matcha tea also contains other substances that can do more harm than good if not taken in at the right time.

Remember that the timing of your Matcha intake depends on the purpose for which you’re drinking it. Some people drink it for weight loss, whilst others drink it to improve focus. Some people consume Matcha for its antioxidants whilst others prefer to drink Matcha because it provides the goodness of 10 cups of green tea at one go.

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So, here are the best times for drinking Matcha green tea.

Before Exercise

Those of you who drink a cup or two of Matcha before you start your daily exercise routine, are doing it right. It’s the perfect way to ensure that you make the most 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, upto 35-43%.

In a separate study, it was found that drinking green tea immediately before workouts helps the body burn up to 25% more calories.

The best part? Matcha can increase your physical endurance up to 24%, as a recent study points out.

All this, and no caffeine crash.

Before Your Work

Why was Matcha brought to Japan a thousand years ago?

It was brought to Japan because it has wonderful properties to help with concentration. During long hours of meditation, Zen monks would drink Matcha to stay focused and yet, calm. The modern life is affected by stress to such a degree that we are hardly ever fully restful. Matcha helps ease stress with its active ingredient “L-theanine”. It causes alpha waves in the brain that induces a state of relaxed alertness. You can imagine how helpful that would be for your work.

As an added benefit, Matcha improves your learning abilities and memory as well.

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's responsible for the slow release of energy.

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Times to Avoid

Whilst Matcha is fine to drink any time you want, it's best to avoid at these times to ensure that you get to enjoy it's maximum benefits.

  • 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 meal time, as it can reduce the absorption of vitamin B1 in your body, which lead to a condition named Beriberi.

These are the best times to enjoy a bowl of Matcha and ensure you get all its goodness. Be sure to tell us about any other time of the day when you had consumed Matcha and have enjoyed its benefits.

Happy Matcha-ing!

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Drinking Matcha at these times is a great way to avoid side effects. If you have had Matcha at some other time and haven’t experienced any side effects, share the great news with us. We’d love to hear from you.

 
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Drew Richardson
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6 Responses

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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