Make Matcha a Part of Your Supplement Routine
Green tea has been a popular type of drink for more than just the taste. It can provide the body with many different benefits whether it is taken as a supplement or enjoyed as a beverage. Matcha is a special type of green tea made of fine powder. It is made specifically from tea leaves that have been protected from sunlight.
Special Way To Cultivate Matcha
When the leaves have protection from sunlight, the amino acid content in the leaves remains high. This is particularly true with the amino acid theanine. The catechin content in the leaves will be lower than it is in other types of green tea that were grown in the full light of the sun. Also, due to the way that the tea is grown and cultivated, it is high in caffeine.
Matcha Is Grown In Shade
To make matcha, the growers will cultivate the plants under shade for around three weeks before the leaves are ready to harvest. Because of the balance of theanine, caffeine, and catechin in matcha, it is considered by most to be the best possible grade of green tea.
What Does Matcha Taste Like?
Green tea leaves are grown and harvested in a range of ways. This means that the taste can change based on factors such as the location where it is grown, as well as when it is harvested, and how much shade is applied before the harvest, as is the case with matcha.
Additional Brewing Of The Leaves Changes The Flavor
Also, additional brewing of the leaves can change the flavor further. While the first and second brews tend to stay the same, the third and fourth brews often provide a milder taste.
Commonly Said To Have A Nutty Taste
The taste of matcha can vary, as well. It tends to have a nutty taste that many people find to be slightly bitter. The tea also tends to have an earthy and vegetal flavor to it. Ultimately, the taste will depend on the region in which the matcha is from, as well as the overall production quality. Some versions have more bitterness and some that are sweeter. Ceremonial matcha is considered the highest-quality matcha available for drinking. This has a beautiful green color, and the powder has a fine texture to it.
How Much Caffeine is in Matcha?
As mentioned, caffeine is present in high quantities in matcha. The amount of actual caffeine in this type of green tea can vary, though. In typical matcha, it could be as much as 73mg in a teaspoon. Regular green tea has only around 40mg. A cup of typical coffee will have around 95mg, and black tea will have around 63mg.
Just Enough Caffeine To Be Effective
Even though the matcha has a lower amount of caffeine than black tea and coffee, there still tends to be enough in it that it could potentially reduce the stress-relieving effects that people are trying to achieve. For this reason, those who are drinking the tea as a means to resolve some of their stress issues will find that opting for low-caffeine brands will be the best option.
By drinking the low-caffeine version, they will essentially get the best of both worlds. They will have less caffeine, which can cause jitteriness and anxiousness, but they will still get the theanine and arginine that will help them with their stress.
Make Your Own Matcha Supplement
If you want to start your own private label supplement that utilizes the health benefits of matcha, check out our stock matcha gummies. We are capable of manufacturing any kind, so you can contact us here to discuss other opportunities.
Will is a Co-Founder of SMP Nutra, founder of GetKnownPros, and owns a handful of supplement brands. Will has extensive knowledge of trends in the nutraceutical industry after contract-manufacturing for hundreds of brands. Will has spent the last decade learning the best online marketing & brand-building techniques for supplement & vitamin brands and enjoys sharing this unique knowledge with his nutra-entrepreneur community.