In Japan, the Matcha green tea plant is purposefully grown in hostile conditions. A mesh cover engulfs the plant restricting the amount of sunlight the leaves are able to absorb, the plant is then forced to create more chlorophyll in order to survive.
With this increased level of chlorophyll the leaves become a more vibrant green which enhances their flavour and health benefits when eventually drank as tea.
So what can we learn from the Matcha tea leaf? Humans, like the tea leaf, will happily coast on average until conditions are less than favourable. If you’re out of work, starting your own business or simply struggling to find your purpose, embrace it because pain is needed if you want to brew greatness.
“Who taught you all this doctor? The reply came promptly: “Suffering.” – Albert Camus, The Plague