Because matcha preparation uses ground tea leaves that cannot be removed after steeping, the caffeine content in a cup of matcha is much higher than that of a cup of tea prepared using tea bags or loose leaves. However, the exact caffeine content may vary depending on the ratio of water to matcha powder used. Matcha contains less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee.
Matcha is exceptionally high in antioxidants, with 10x the amount found in regular green teas. Matcha green tea is also thought to boost the body’s metabolism and improve memory and concentration.
How to Steep Matcha
Because matcha is a powder made from ground tea leaves, it is not steeped in the traditional way. To prepare matcha, add between ½ teaspoon and 1 teaspoon of matcha green tea powder to a cup. Fill a kettle with water and heat to just short of boiling. Pour 6 ounces of the steaming water into the cup of matcha powder. Then, blend vigorously with a tea frother or bamboo matcha whisk, until the top is nice and foamy. You may need to experiment with the proportions of water and matcha powder to find your favored strength.
Flavor and Color
Our premium grade matcha is vibrant green in color with a smooth, refreshing, slightly sweet and mildly rich flavor, with a silky texture. It makes a delicious tea!
Japan & China
Packaging: To preserve freshness, aroma, and potency, our teas and herbs are packaged in a convenient stand-up pouch with re-sealable zipper closure.