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L-Theanine: How a Unique Anxiety Reducer and Mood Enhancer Increases Alpha Waves and Alertness

Hundreds of studies exist showing the many health benefits of green tea. But what makes it the most consumed beverage in the world after water is its pleasant taste and relaxation effect. Both of these qualities—and more—can be traced to a unique, neurologically-active amino acid in tea called L-theanine (gamma-ethylamino-L-glutamic acid).

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Good green tea is hard to find

I don't have any specific brands to recommend, but I like to get vacuum packed, loose leaf green tea from a proper tea specialist store. I'm currently drinking an Oolong variety. I buy in small quantities because I am told that once it is exposed to the air it has a short shelf life of about 3 months.

Green tea

I always forget to drink it .... Recommend any good brands?

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