If you’ve even once drunk a corporate soda, you know the feeling. It’s a blast of sweetness. It’s a buzz in the corridors. Your fingers twitch. Your brain sparks.
And then, about an hour later, comes the crash.
Your mouth drops open and you start to breathe through it. You are no longer a poet. You are no longer a rocket surgeon. You are a lizard crawling across a lakebed in Death Valley, 282 feet below sea level. The sun fries. A hawk cries. Your head aches. Your vision blurs. You couldn’t spell “cat” if someone gave you the “c” and the “t.” The only way out of this hole is to drink another corporate soda or, if you prefer, a shot of espresso with nine teaspoons of sugar in it.
Motto is different, by design.
Motto is soda made from plants. Motto is made with matcha green tea. Matcha is not just green tea leaves, steeped. Matcha is whole green tea leaves, ground.
Matcha is one of the healthiest foods on Earth. It contains a whole range of compounds including L-theanine, chlorophyll, vitamin C, caffeine, catechins, flavonoids, and phenolic acids. These compounds make matcha antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, and good for your brain. To take a deep dive into matcha, read this peer-reviewed paper from the National Library of Medicine.
So what is L-theanine? It’s an amino acid found in green tea. When L-theanine is combined with caffeine — as it is naturally combined in matcha — you get smarter for longer. Really.
When you drink Motto, good things happen. The L-theanine and the caffeine in the matcha give you a gentle lift. You focus. You think more clearly. Ideas flow. It’s a calm energy.
And the good feeling lasts. With matcha, there is no crash.
Doctors and scientists say that L-theanine and caffeine “are beneficial for improving performance on cognitively demanding tasks,” but that’s just a fancy way of saying that when you drink matcha, you get smarter for longer.