Matcha is a powdered green tea made from crushed leaves. Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid that relaxes the mind. It is sold in a Japanese cafe in Brooklyn, New York where several people have reported a relaxed energy and ease on their stomachs compared to coffee. The drinks served at the cafe contain 70 milligrams of caffeine which is almost as much as a cup of coffee. The powder is also available online at www.matchabarnyc.com ($22 for a 30-gram tin which makes 20 cups)
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For more information: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-16/matcha-americas-latest-caffeine-fix