Back to School: How Matcha Can Help With Mental Focus for Studying

With school back in session, it’s time to study for tests, write papers, and complete assigned readings. Putting your best foot forward academically can be challenging at times, especially given all the distractions you may encounter during a typical study session (snack cravings and incoming text messages, we’re looking at you). 

But what might surprise you is that drinking a certain beverage—that beverage being matcha, of course—can help you stay focused and increase your overall attention span. Matcha can provide mental clarity, promote relaxation, and decrease your anxiety.

Man studies while drinking a matcha latte at Junbi Westwood

There’s Proof in the Pudding (Powder)

Matcha can be defined as green tea in powdered form that you consume whole. By consuming these specially grown and ground whole tea leaves, you supply your body with beneficial nutrients and amino acids, including a wildly impressive amino acid called L-theanine. According to a study published by the National Library of Medicine, 200 mg of L-theanine alone can improve relaxation, tension, and calmness.

study completed by Kumamoto University a few years ago also revealed that matcha is capable of activating the body’s dopamine and serotonin receptors. In doing so, matcha decreases anxious behavior. Drinking it can help you approach your study session in a calm mood—free of jitters, at rest, and ready to focus. 

Why Matcha?

While it’s tempting to rely on the high levels of caffeine in coffee or enegy drinks to give you the energy you need to study and improve your performance in the classroom, keep in mind that too much caffeine can cause you to crash. While matcha does contain caffeine, the caffeine doesn’t get absorbed by your body all at once like it does with other forms of caffeine, and that slow, steady release makes all the difference.

If you’re interested in giving this delicious beverage a chance to prove its benefits, we invite you to give our 80g Daily Ceremonial Matcha Tin a try. Our farm-to-cup matcha is sourced from our 100 year old farm in Uji, Japan, and this value-sizedtin will give you approximately 40 energy-packed servings (that’s about $1.41 per serving*). We’ll get it shipped out to you quickly so you can sip, study, and succeed.  

Looking to grab a matcha on your way to class? Check out our locations for matcha on the go! We’re also franchising, so if anyone you know is looking to bring a Junbi to your city, they can learn more here.

Our team wants to change how you study and provide the good, clean energy you need to excel not only in school, but also in other areas of your life. Because here at Junbi, we can attest that when you Prepare Daringly, you give yourself a chance to thrive extraordinarily. 

So . . . ready to put our matcha to the test? 

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