How much Matcha Muscle should I have each day?
In Japan it is customary to drink Matcha Tea throughout the day during exercise, relaxation, or as a drink with food. Matcha Muscle is no different and while just one serving can provide up to 3 to 4 hours of focus and energy - you can have as many servings per day as you would like. Unlike coffee or genetically engineered workout supplements there's no crash or negative side effects.
Why use Pea Protein?
Pea Protein is a vegan, gluten free, and low carb alternative to other ( often heavily processed and genetically engineered ) soy or whey proteins. With high quantities of amino acids like l-arginine pea protein is known for it's ability to help regulate blood sugar, lower high blood pressure and aid in weight loss. It has a great amino acid profile compared to other more popular proteins, including a lot of the branched-chain amino acids that are well-known for decreasing muscle breakdown after workouts.
How do I prepare it?
Matcha Muscle is as versatile as it is healthy and can be used to make hot teas, lattes, shakes, and even food. For most daily Matcha users preparation is extremely simple. Mix one tablespoon Matcha Muscle with hot/cold water and stir. Or add to milk in a protein shaker for a pre or post workout meal replacement. You can find more awesomly delicous drink and food recipes on our Matcha Muscle recipe blog located in the in the main menu bar above.
What does Matcha Muscle taste like?
There are lots of ways to prepare Matcha Muscle that will effect the overall taste - but when mixed with just water the result is a full bodied, creamy vegetal flavor. It has a fresh, natural smell with a unique astringent taste followed by a lingering sweet finish.
What's the difference between green tea and matcha?
Matcha comes from the same plant that all true teas come from - camellia sinensis - but because the process, growth style, harvest, and production style are markedly different from those of other green teas Matcha is considerably more expensive on a ounce for ounce comparison. One cup of Matcha Muscle has 10x the antioxidants and nutritional benefits of a regular cup of green tea even though the serving size is smaller than a tea bag - it's basically a lot more packed into a lot less!
Does Matcha Muscle have caffeine in it?
Yes. Just like regular tea there is caffeine in our Matcha Muscle. As opposed to regular tea however Matcha leaves are shaded before harvesting. This process results in more caffeine and L-theanine production in the leaves. It is this combination of chemicals that accounts for the calm energy and focus people feel from drinking Matcha - making it a healthy alternative to coffee or energy drinks that will never give you the jitters.