While preparing tea may seem intuitive, if you’ve never fixed Matcha before, it’s good to have something to go buy for amounts and what exactly should be done with it. That’s why I love this Matcha Green Tea recipe from My Recipes. You won’t need to use the recipe after one time, but it’s a great place to start for the Matcha novice. Matcha does have caffeine, but you’ll often hear it referred to as providing a “calm alertness.” The caffeine content isn’t so high that it makes you wired, but is enough to give a boost when needed.
Note: You may find the smell of the tea fairly “earthy,” but don’t let that stop you. I think the taste is actually very smooth.