The great thing about drinking various forms of green tea, is that they don’t just contain caffeine but also a host of other brain boosting ingredients – such as l-theanine.
L-theanine is a xanthine like caffeine and one that has the opposite effect in many ways – helping us to feel calmer and less anxious. This occurs in natural balance with caffeine in many green teas, which can provide you with the perfect storm – increased focus and energy but without the jitters, headaches of other problems. Many people describe this as ‘calm focus’.
Some people also seek out l-theanine as a natural treatment for social anxiety and as a way to feel calmer and more confident in social settings.