Looking for an energy boost or simply hoping to change up a mundane coffee routine? Perfect. A niche tea tradition of drinking matcha daily may be an awesome alternative for you. Matcha is an ancient Japanese method of preparing tea that involves grinding the leaves into a fine powder to then be dissolved in hot water. This method of tea consumption carries a multitude of benefits and is an often overlooked but extremely healthy option within tea culture. With the entire leaf being ground and consumed, the benefits already present in the tea become amplified and concentrated. Many of the antioxidants and plant related medicinal benefits one could receive from tea get lost in the process of steeping. The concept is similar to the reason boiled vegetables contain fewer nutrients than the original whole vegetable. Consuming the entire tea leaf will allow us to receive more of the antioxidants and caffeine because none of those essential elements are lost in the steeping process. Matcha is also known to boost metabolism, calm the mind, and enhance the mood. If those aren’t good enough reasons to give it a try, it’s also delicious. Here at Platform T, we have created several fresh takes on the ancient process including a White Chocolate Matcha Latte and dessert infused matcha items. But of course, you can swing by and get the classic version made simply of pure matcha and hot water. Next time you have a craving for that mid-day cup of coffee, give the matcha option a shot. Match is our featured item this week, CLICK HERE for more information.