Matcha and Green Tea, Similar But Not the Same

For you tea lovers, surely you are familiar with matcha and green tea. But, you know, if in fact matcha and green tea are different? Although originating from the same plant, Camelia Sinesis, the fundamental difference between the two lies in how to process and the resulting color.

Besides that, there are still other differences that you can know about, what are they? The following are:

Color and Texture

Matcha is processed by covering the tea leaves for 20 to 30 days before harvesting. That makes the leaf's color darker due to the increased amino acids present in leaf chlorophyll.

The process of drying matcha leaves is shorter, the reason being to keep the green color.

Matcha itself is usually used as a mixture of cakes, drinks, ice cream, to pudding. If you consume matcha, this is synonymous with consuming all the ingredients and good benefits that are found in green tea leaves.

While greentea or green tea are usually served still in the form of pieces of tea powder in general. If brewed, you still have to filter the pulp first. This is clearly different from Matcha which has no pulp.

The content of Matcha and Green Tea

  • Matcha contains higher caffeine than green tea. So matcha can make a person stay awake while green tea makes a person more relaxed.

  • The content of antioxidants matcha even more than green tea or green tea, which is able to fight free radicals in the body.

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