What Is Matcha? Everything You Need to Know

Have you seen matcha on the Starbucks menu and wondered what the hype is all about? What is matcha? Does it taste good? How do you prepare it?

In this article, I explain everything you need to know about this green tea powder, including how to prepare it and some delicious ways to use it in some of your favorite recipes!

What Is Matcha?

Matcha is a type of green tea that is ground into a fine powder. Instead of being steeped, it is whisked directly into hot water and creates a frothy and warm, rich drink.

In ancient China, before there were methods for steeping tea, tea leaves were instead ground into a fine powder and whisked into hot water.

Where Does Matcha Originate From?

How Is Matcha Different From Green Tea?

Green tea and matcha are not the same. There are many differences, including the flavor, how they are prepared, and how they are processed

Types of Matcha

Ceremonial grade matcha is the highest quality matcha available. It is meant for preparing tea drinks and is typically used in Japanese tea ceremonies. It has a bright green color, a sweeter taste, and is more finely ground than other grades of matcha.

Does Matcha Have Caffeine?

Yes, matcha is caffeinated. It has more caffeine than green tea but less caffeine than coffee, and about the same caffeine as black tea. Typically, matcha contains between 25 - 70mg of caffeine.

Step 1: Bring about ⅓ of a cup of water to a boil. Remove it from the heat and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

How To Make a Cup of Matcha

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