25.10.13

BJJ / Grappling / MMA review: Green Tea - LiveWire Matcha Tea.



I received a jar of this stuff just over a month back and I have been very impressed with the results. I really don't have anything negative to say about it and a ton of great stuff.

LiveWire Tea was started by two health and BJJ enthusiasts, Lee and Peter, who wanted to enhance their performance, concentration and quality of life in general. You can read the details of their story here. Their product is high quality matcha tea, which is superior to standard black tea or even green tea. Superior how and why? Let me tell you:

Research the following two substances:

L-theanine (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theanine) and catechin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catechin) but let me give you a quick run down:


L-theanine is an amino acid (from the glutamine family) that's great for enhancing your cognitive performance, reduce stress and increase concentration.

Catechins are a family of flavenols and they act as antioxidants. They will protect your body from the oxidative effects of exercise and stress, combat fatigue, enhance recovery (mental and physical), raise your glucose uptake and insulin sensitivity (which is a good thing) and your basal metabolism and help with fat loss!

The best thing is these effects are all enhanced by combining these substances with just enough caffeine, which green tea will also give you.

And it's not me saying this. The scientific research into these three substances is extensive. However, do do your own research and verify.

Matcha green tea by LiveWire is delicious and very easy to mix with both hot and cold liquids. I like to add it smoothies, juices and even sweetened yogurt. I drink it hot (with hot water) or as a latte (with heated milk). If you're not sure what a green tea latte tastes like, I believe several cafes sell them nowadays so go give it a try.



Why LiveWire? Well, it's by members of the jiujitsu community so let's support them and the fact that they're a small company warms my heart. The product is top notch and the prices are very reasonable.

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Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi

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