Why we recommend powdered green tea
Powdered green tea, like the popular Matcha, is rich in EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate).
This is because the leaves enjoy maximum exposure to the sun.
Powdered green tea is full of antioxidant action and catechin that support an active metabolism.
Differences between Matcha and powdered green tea
Matcha and powdered green tea differ based on leaf cultivation methods. Powdered green tea uses powdered Sencha leaves, whereas Matcha uses Tencha leaves. Sencha are able to absorb lots of sunlight during growth. On the other hand, Tencha is covered from the sun during the last few weeks prior to cultivation. This limits the growth of catechin, which creates astringency, but encourages the growth of theanine, which creates umami. The differences between powdered green tea and Matcha are mainly caused by the leaf cultivation process and nutritional content.
The difference in ingredients is also apparent in the flavours. Powdered green tea is bittersweet, whereas Matcha has a smooth flavour with a faint sweetness. In other words, powdered green tea is best consumed with hot or cold water as a beverage, and Matcha is more suited to lattes, ice cream and sweets.
Consuming the entire tea leaf directly leads to an increase in health benefits. In addition, it can be drunk easily after being dissolved in water, so drinking powdered green tea regularly is an easy way to have a healthier lifestyle. You can mix it with alcohol or mix it with salt and use it as a seasoning. It also makes a great ice cream topping and is perfect for making sweets.
Put the powder in a container with a lid, add water and shake thoroughly. Once a thick syrup forms, add cold or hot water to make a delicious drink. Add milk and sweetener to easily make a green tea latte. Due to its powdered nature, undissolved pieces often remain. Make sure to shake and stir before drinking and drink all the tea.
*When keeping tea in the refrigerator, be aware that the proteins in tea begin to deteriorate after one night, so it is best to brew just enough to drink at a time.