Ever envy young children as they take an afternoon nap or indulge in some downtime? Sometimes, adults need a break, too! Whether it’s finding your mental calm or physical relaxation, enjoy your time-out with a cool refreshing glass of Emerald Zen. Iced matcha combined with CBD oil in this refreshing concoction will be a refreshing mental escape.
Matcha for Mental Zen and Physical Well-Being
Matcha green tea leaves are carefully and intentionally grown, and the last three weeks before harvest, they are shaded. This creates a higher quality leaf with a higher concentration of nutrients and a more balanced flavor profile. Matcha is also more healthful than other teas because the entire leaf is used in its production. With steeped teas, water can only extract a portion of the antioxidants, but matcha powder is made from grinding whole leaves. It is therefore packed with antioxidants and caffeine, giving you a natural energy boost.
Some studies indicate that additional benefits of drinking matcha include cardiovascular strength, reduced cancer risk, increased bone health, and increased immunity. Matcha may even possess anti-aging properties. Matcha is known to be full of L Theanine, the amino acid that increases alpha waves to promote a relaxed state of calm focus.
Like the Japanese that pioneered the popularity of matcha, we can embrace the calm focused mindfulness of the drink and the Zen practice of mindful and focused living. This belief that every encounter is unique and can never be reproduced makes drinking a cup of green tea leaves a unique experience that should be honored and treasured.
Include A CBD Boost & Some Lemony Zing
The addition of CBD oil to your matcha powder amplifies a Zen mind, adding calm, focused clarity. CBD (cannabidiol) oil, one of the compounds in the hemp plant, has been shown to reduce pain and anxiety.
Lemon and sparkling water provide a tasty zing that makes it fun to drink! The combination of matcha, CBD Oil, freshly squeezed lemon, and sparkling water make this an invigorating retreat, no matter where you are. It’s perfect for a hot summer afternoon pick-me-up. Emerald Zen is a matcha recipe you’ll reach for time and time again. The combination offers a joie de vivre as nothing else can!
If you like the allure of matcha and want to incorporate it into your day on regular basis, learn how to add a little variety to current recipes with our free Matcha Recipe Guide. You'll find that green tea powder adds a je ne sais quoi to everything from a classic margarita to tiramisu! Try them out and let us know your favorite. If you're emboldened to try a few new combinations on your own, share your recipe with us. We're always on the lookout for new ways to embrace a matcha lifestyle.
EMERALD ZEN RECIPE
YOU WILL NEED
- 1 tsp ceremonial grade matcha
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 20 mg Yuyo AM formula CBD oil
- 1 oz purified still water
- 8 oz cold sparkling water
- Add matcha, lemon juice, CBD oil, and still water to a mason jar or cup.
- Whisk ingredients until incorporated.
- Add sparkling water to the mixture.
- Pour over ice and enjoy!
For more cool, crisp and colorful iced tea ideas, download our free Iced Tea Recipe Guide!