My wife and I recently stumbled upon a place in our neighborhood. A tea shop.
My wife drinks tea. I don't drink tea.
I drink coffee. Black coffee.
I looked at all the people in the tea shop and couldn't help but think to myself, what a bunch of wussy tea drinkers.
I thought, "All these tea drinkers must do yoga and be soooooooo spiritual and watch rhythmic gymnastics with their schnitzels. Jeeeeez."
Wait a second I do all those things.
So I said to the lady in the tea shop, "Gimme the strongest thing you got and make it a double."
Well...if you know me, it probably came across with a screechy voice and sounded more like, "Hi, I have never had tea before what would you recommend."
The lady poured me a 6 scoop iced Matcha green tea latte with soy milk and agave.
I know what you coffee drinkers (and men over 200 lbs) must be thinking and no, I was not wearing a girdle...or a pink thong.
And...this tea drink was green!?
I took a sip.
I had another sip.
This Matcha stuff is strong. And smooth.
I left the tea shop with green lips, a lighter wallet (green tea is not cheap) and a blazing natural high.
Best of all, there is no coming down from it.
There are days now where I will have 2 or 3 of these Matcha drinks, get high, and never get low, which is my chief complaint with coffee. The lows are anxiety ridden and exhausting.
And the Matcha guru is Eric Gower. They serve his Breakaway Matcha at the nation's top rated restaurant The French Laundry.
I'd like to recommend brewing some Matcha for a MomenteerMom circle. Visit here and enter YEAHDAVEFREESHIPPING at checkout to get a sweet deal.
PS: Matcha is expensive but think of it as an investment in your health. In 2003, researchers from the University of Colorado found that the concentration of the antioxidant EGCG available from drinking matcha is up to 137 times greater than the amount of EGCG available from other commercially available green teas.