Matcha Green Tea PowderWilderness Poets
|3.5oz Matcha||$ 14.25|
|3.5oz Matcha + Bamboo Whisk||
Wilderness Poets Organic Matcha
(Save on the Kit: 3.5oz Matcha + Bamboo Whisk for just $19.25)
Makes up to 99 servings
Provides 3-4 hours of mild steady energy
- High in Antioxidants
- Boosts Memory and Concentration
- Increases Calm Energy and Endurance
- Detoxifies the Body
- Add 1/2 tsp (1g) of Matcha powder to a bowl or cup.
- Add 3oz of hot water (185°F)
- Whisk well in zig-zag patterns until tea is dissolved and becomes frothy.
- Adjust the amount of Matcha to your liking.
How much caffeine does Match tea contain?
Matcha tea roughly contains about 25mg of caffeine per teaspoon. This is approximately 1/3rd the content found in regular brewed coffee. So, where coffee tends to make you jittery, Matcha leaves you with a clearer head. The reason behind this phenomenon is that Matcha caffeine content is small enough to be well-tolerated by most people. Additionally, the caffeine in Matcha is balanced by other ‘good’ compounds in it which enable a slower release of caffeine. So you don’t really get a ‘caffeine kick’ with Matcha like you do with coffee. In fact, the small amount of caffeine contained in matcha takes nearly 3-4 hours to be absorbed completely into the blood stream! Due to this slow release, you feel fresh and rejuvenated for hours with just one cup of Matcha.
Here is a brief comparison of caffeine in matcha with that in other popular beverages
Comparative caffeine in different beverages
- 1 tsp of Matcha (1 gram approximately) has about 25-30 mg of Caffeine.
- 1 cup of brewed coffee about 150-200 mg of coffee.
- 1 cup of brewed green tea 35-70 mg of caffeine
- 1 cup of brewed oolong tea has about 50-75mg of caffeine
- 1 cup of brewed black tea has 60-90 mg caffeine
- 1 can of Coca Cola classic contains 32 mg caffeine while Diet coke contains nearly 42 mg!
How long will my Matcha last?
Once it’s opened, it really should be used up reasonably quickly, say within a few months, for optimum freshness, color, and taste. Matcha is a raw, unfermented, unroasted form of camellia sinensis and thus is prone to oxidation. To experience the best in the product (eg. foams when you whisk, etc) it needs to be consumed as soon after opening as possible. It will still be fine months later, especially if it's been refrigerated.
All this is assuming you prepare it as a tea. For purposes of a smoothie, protein powder ingredient, dessert, etc, it is less of a concern. It is still safe to consume for many months, even past the best by date, but would be ideal for use as an ingredient.
How should I store it?
Matcha should either be stored in the freezer, if you plan on NOT opening it for a while, or in the fridge, once it’s opened.