Is Matcha Powder Better than Regular Green Tea?

Is Matcha Powder Better than Regular Green Tea?

by Lily Clements August 08, 2019

Absolutely, yes! Well, an answer should always be backed with facts. Otherwise, It could be a yes or a no, who knows. So what makes Matcha powder better?

Great, let's dig a bit more into it.

We all know green tea is healthy for us. It's especially good for weight loss and a healthier heart.


But why is green tea healthy?

Green tea contains extremely high concentrations of the catechin called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). It's a kind of flavonoid. Flavonoids are a polyphenol molecule with very strong antioxidant activities.

 

What are antioxidants, by the way?

Antioxidants are a powerful tool to get rid of all the bad toxins in your body. Technically, these are cells that protect you against Free Radicals.

Free Radicals have been shown to cause heart problems, cancer, and many other diseases.

Antioxidants protect you from getting sick or acquiring other critical diseases.

Benefits such as increased metabolism or improved physical stamina are just a few known benefits!

 

What are the research-proven benefits of Green Tea?

Green tea has shown to have potential effects with daily metabolic activity, cardiovascular health, reducing the grown and spread of cancer, and anti-inflammatory benefits.

Here are a few key pieces of research that you can check out to get us on the same page. After reading these, you’ll have no doubt that green tea is extremely healthy for you.


So now we both agree that green tea is healthy.

But the question remains, Is Matcha healthier than Green Tea?

We can only know it when we know the primary difference between the two. 

 

So what are the differences between Matcha and Green Tea?

Matcha is a supremely concentrated form of green tea. Green tea leaves are picked from shrub Camellia sinensis.

Green tea leaves destined to become matcha are grown in the shade (20-30 days before harvest) to nurture them to minimize oxidization, improve chlorophyll production, increase the number of amino acids, and enhance the vibrant green leaf color.

After harvesting these leaves, they are carefully dried and ground into a smooth (velvet-like) fine powder.

But then the question remains!

 

What makes Matcha better?

Here's the secret: When you make regular green tea you steep the leaves in water Whereas, a cup of Matcha uses the entire green tea leaf because it is a powder that is mixed directly into the water. Because of this Matcha has at least 3 times more antioxidants than green tea.

Premium Matcha has up to 137 times more antioxidants!

This brings us to an interesting question.

 

Is all Matcha the same?

Not at all! There are differences in taste, color, aroma, and benefits as well.

There's a sort of science to knowing which Matcha is best. So here's a quick guide to purchasing the best Matcha ever.

 

So how much better is Matcha (when compared to Green Tea)?

Previously we discussed the quality differences between different grades of matcha, so now let’s talk about ceremonial grade Matcha.

In every one gram, there are 134 milligrams of ECGC's in Matcha whereas only 63 milligrams in Green Tea.

Not just that, there are Tannins in both these. It's a natural micronutrient.  Matcha has 99 milligrams of it in every one gram but green tea has 7 milligrams only.

We've learned about L-theanine from our page that examines the caffeine experience when drinking matcha. Well, Matcha has 45 milligrams of it and Green Tea has only 3 milligrams in every one gram.

Here's the complete list of differences amongst Matcha & Green Tea, to know what else makes Matcha better.

Nothing beats Matcha when it comes to energy without the crash! There's a reason behind the Matcha hype in the United States. Unveiling energy secrets are simply amazing.

If you want to have the best Matcha experience, try Tenzo Tea. You will be delighted! Period.


Lily Clements
Lily Clements

Author

Lily is a 100% matcha geek. A quest for healthy living and better energy brought her to Tenzo and now she can't get enough!


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