The first thing to note about this delicious concoction is that it’s caffeinated, but due to the many unique properties of matcha, you’ll feel a calm alertness without the jittery effects you get from coffee or tea. Matcha is a Japanese shade-grown green tea powder that’s loaded with powerful antioxidants, called polyphenols, and many other bioactive compounds with various health benefits, such as improved cognitive function, collagen production and reduced stress. Because matcha green tea plants are grown in the shade, the leaves are very rich in chlorophyll, which naturally supports the detoxification pathways in the body. Matcha even has the reputation of aiding Zen monks in meditation. We’ll balance out the earthy flavor of the matcha with warming spices and cashew milk to create this spectacular beverage for your morning ritual. Warm it up on the stovetop, stirring, or simply shake it up and drink cold. (Hot tip: You could add it to a blender and whizz it up with half a banana to create an even more creamy and sustaining morning affair. This is Lizzie’s new morning obsession.) **We’re upgrading our matcha moving forward toJade Leaf’s ceremonial grade Teahouse Edition for a more vibrant beverage with a sweeter note and even more nutrition. They work directly with a grower’s collective in Kyoto to offer their premium quality matcha.
We’ve created a divine beverage—energizing, bittersweet, fulfilling. Enjoy sipping in the morning as a better-than-coffee alternative. Cacao powder is loaded with antioxidants and minerals that nourish your body and feed your cells. Maca boosts energy and endurance, while the powerful Reishi mushroom, which grows on the bark of hardwood trees, especially oaks, supports the immune system, improves sleep, and lessens fatigue. This triad balances and supports the body so well. And we’ve upped the potency this week by adding Lion’s Mane, a shaggy white mushroom that grows on decaying hardwood, such as beech, sycamore and birch trees. While it’s most known for improving cognitive health and enhancing neuroplasticity, it has many other healing properties including supporting gut health and reducing inflammation. We don’t make this drink super sweet, so feel free to add extra sweetener, a dash of maple, a stir of honey, or a scoop of collagen powder for extra oomph. Shake it up then either serve cold over ice or heat it up on your stove top.
$5.50 / pint
$11 / quart
Cacao* | Cashew Milk* (GC-made) | Maca* | Reishi Mushroom Powder* | Lion’s Mane Powder* | Medjool Date* | Sea Salt (* = ORGANIC, Terra Soul products)