Not only is green tea much better for you than coffee for many reasons…ever wondered why it doesn’t give you the same jitters as it either….. Green-tea drinkers never seem to get the “hypers” that coffee drinkers get, even though the green tea is fully caffeinated?
The answer – the protein amino acid found in tea called theanine. Theanine is helpful in improving mood and increasing a sense of relaxation. In fact, it’s used in Japan just for that purpose.
The calming effect of theanine is probably the reason that drinking green tea—even with caffeine—doesn’t produce nearly as jittery an experience as drinking coffee. If you want to relax, a theanine supplement might be just the thing for you. Historically, theanine has been used for its ability to reduce anxiety and its overall calming effects.