Matcha fans claim the tea offers a caffeine kick minus the jitters. If you've stepped foot inside a health-food cafe of late you may have noticed the clientele bypassing the normal round of coffees for something resembling a latte, but with a green or soft golden hue.
Matcha contains up to three times as much caffeine as steeped tea. Yet aficionados claim that it induces an "alert calm", which is different from the typical coffee "jitters". This could be due to the high levels of l-theanine; an amino acid that induces relaxation without drowsiness.
Find out how to make a Matcha Latte here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/drinks/70982658/how-to-make-a-matcha-latte