Is Matcha Healthier Than Green Tea?

BY FOODACIOUSLY

Praised for its health benefits and superior quality, Japanese matcha tea has gained popularity over regular green tea. But is it really better? Let's find out together!

What Is Matcha?

Matcha is a fine powder of ground whole green tea leaves. But not just any leaves! The leaves are grown in the shade to prevent oxidation and concentrate lots of green pigments.

How Do You Make Matcha Tea?

To make matcha tea, allow 1-2 teaspoons of powder per cup: use a bamboo whisk to dissolve the powder in hot water creating a creamy and frothy bright green tea.

What's Different From Green Tea?

Regular green tea leaves are also unoxidised but they don't undergo such rigorous processing as matcha. And to make the tea, the leaves are just steeped in hot water, not dissolved!

How Does Matcha Taste?

While regular green tea is light, refreshing, and slightly bitter, matcha tea is rich and thick, with strong grassy notes and a vibrant green hue. It's really unique!

Matcha VS Green Tea

Now, how do matcha and green tea compare? Think of matcha as concentrated green tea: one cup of matcha is like having three of green tea, maybe more!

Matcha Has More Antioxidants

Matcha uses the whole leaf so a cup of tea can have 10 times more antioxidants than regular green tea. Antioxidants help fight free radicals, prevent diseases, and live longer!

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Matcha Has More Caffeine

Not just antioxidants, matcha also packs more caffeine than regular green tea. How much? About twice the amount. That's great if you need a real boost of energy!

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Matcha For Calm Alertness

Worried too much caffeine will make you jittery? Not with matcha! Matcha tea also has higher concentrations of l-theanine, a chemical that makes you feel calm and relaxed, yet focused.

Matcha Total Health Boost

Green tea is well known for its many benefits from lowering cholesterol to promoting weight loss. And with concentrated matcha, these health benefits are amplified!

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Matcha For Tea & Recipes

So, if you already enjoy sipping green tea, consider trying matcha for even more goodness. And matcha is not just for tea, you can use it in many recipes too!

1

Green Matcha Smoothie

Like in this Japanese green smoothie made with kiwi, pear, and spinach. It's healthy and delicious, perfect to start the day right. Find the recipe below!

2

Matcha Power Bars

And if you want a truly energising snack, these matcha granola bars will deliver. No refined sugars or oil, just natural and wholesome ingredients to feel at your best!

3

Matcha Spread

And for the peanut butter lovers... how about a matcha spread instead? It's amazing!

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