Got Nerves? Drink Matcha

March 14, 2017

Did you know you might be able to ditch performance jitters by warming up backstage with a hot cup of matcha?

The powdered tea has a unique combination of caffeine (about the same amount as in brewed coffee) and L-theanine, which is known to help the body to relax.

That mix is likely to explain why so many fans say matcha gives them a relaxed energy—the kind of feeling you want when stepping onstage.

Just remember to buy the pure, unsweetened variety so you’re not loading up on sugar.