|Matcha Tea Powder (source: Wikipedia)|
But he offers a lot of interesting recipes, e.g. Matcha ice cream, Matcha smoothies and Matcha milk shakes.
What makes Matcha special in comparison to other green teas: You get Matcha as powder which is consumed completely. And the special way of producing this special tea enables to ingest 137 times more of the healthy substances than casual green tea.
You can buy the Matcha in well-assorted tea shops or at Amazon.com. If you try to buy Matcha in badly-assorted tea shops, the clerks may look strangely at you, as if you are not able to pronounce Bancha correctly.
If you buy cheap Matcha, it sometimes tastes like fish. I heard it's because in Japan it is not allowed to use artificial fertilizer for the Matcha tea plants. So the farmes use fish flour, which causes the strange taste.
Green Tea contains Teanine and Epigallocatechingallate (ECGC) which are interesting for lucid dreamers. Teanine increases the portion of alpha waves in the human brain and ECGC causes many of the good health effects of the green tea.
Preparation and Consumption
You should drink your green tea before bedtime or during your WBTB. One cup with 1/4 to 1/2 tea spoon should suffice.
Something that does not work:
One night I made a test what will happen if I dramatically increase the dosage of the green tea powder. The more the merrier was not exactly true in this case.
I think I took 5 tea spoons of tea powder and 1 liter of water, lemon juice and ice cubes.
The following night I didn't have as intended tons of lucid dreams. Instead of this I spent the whole night in a semi-asleep state with a lot of stomach-ache the following day.
Matcha tea at Amazon.com