Wondering what the difference is between matcha and green tea?
Matcha tea contains the whole green tea leaf, as opposed to green tea which uses just certain parts of the leaf. Matcha is stone ground into a powder, whereas green tea is brewed using tea leaves steeped in water.
Matcha is perfect for improving concentration and kickstarting a productive morning.
Similar to coffee, matcha contains caffeine but at a much lower dose. It also contains l-theanine, which is an amino acid that calms the mind. This combination results in a slow release of caffeine that provides a calm, focused energy. (As opposed to the intense, jittery caffeine rush from coffee that results in a crash).
Matcha also tastes way better than regular green tea. It’s less bitter, and more sweet and grassy. Lastly, it’s also more nutritious than green tea. According to the Affect Health website:
1 cup of matcha green tea = the antioxidants found in 10 cups of green tea.
Um, yes please!
P.S. You can also drink with just hot water (the proper, traditional way) but I’m a sucker for a latte so I stick to having it with coconut or almond milk.
Since 2016. So far this has the best flavour profile I’ve come across.
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– August 31, 2018
New to matcha, I started using this matcha in my smoothies to help get off coffee but still stay energized. Love the clean energy I feel and have since started making matcha lattes and iced matcha with coconut milk as well.