Caffeine in Drinks

Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea
Caffeine
64 mg
per 8 fl oz
MODERATE
This drink contains moderate levels of caffeine.
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Calories
0
kCal
Sugar
0
grams

Matcha Tea is a type of green tea from Japan. It is made by grinding the green tea leaves into a fine powder.

This powder is then blended with hot water to produce a bright green, frothy beverage that has a naturally sweet, rich flavor.

Matcha has a much higher caffeine content than regular green tea.

Research carried out in 2020 found that caffeine content in Matcha is between 18.9 and 44.4 mg/g.

For 1 tsp (teaspoon) of Matcha powder (2 grams), the average caffeine amount will be 64 mg caffeine. This is the typical amount that is mixed with 8 fl oz of water.

As show in the research, this can vary depending on the type and quality of Matcha used. Note that regular green tea has 11.3–24.67 of caffeine mg/g.

Koicha (thick Matcha) is prepared using the double amount of Matcha powder so it would have twice the caffeine. Matcha tea is high in antioxidants due to the fact that the whole leaves are being consumed and not just brewed.

Matcha must be kept in a tin, airtight container as oxygen can quickly cause it to degrade. Matcha green tea powder is also used in other products such as green tea ice cream and other desserts.

In the west, Matcha is finding its way into coffee houses where they use the powder in lattes, smoothies and other drinks.

Where to buy

FGO Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, Japanese Culinary Grade, Resealable Kraft Bag, 4oz, Packaging May Vary (Pack of 1)
Amazon.com price $19.99 ($5.00 / Ounce)
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Jade Leaf Matcha Organic Green Tea Powder, Culinary Grade Premium Second Harvest - Authentically Japanese (1.06 Ounce Pouch)
Amazon.com price $9.95 ($9.39 / Ounce)
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MATCHA DNA Certified Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (16 oz TIN CAN)
Amazon.com price $26.99 ($1.69 / Ounce)
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Ingredients in Matcha Tea

Is Matcha Tea high in caffeine?

Matcha Tea contains 64 mg of caffeine in a 8 fl oz cup.

This equates to 8.00 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 27.05 mg for every 100 ml.

64 mg
Matcha Tea
160 mg
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80 mg
Red bull
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Instant Coffee
35 mg
Coca-cola

Sources

Kochman, Joanna & Jakubczyk, Karolina & Antoniewicz, Justyna & Mruk, Honorata & Janda, Katarzyna. (2020). molecules Health Benefits and Chemical Composition of Matcha Green Tea: A Review. Molecules. 26. 10.3390/molecules26010085. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/347974130_molecules_Health_Benefits_and_Chemical_Composition_of_Matcha_Green_Tea_A_Review See other references.

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