What is Matcha?
Matcha is a type of powdered green tea usually grown and produced in Japan. Matcha powder is made by grinding green tea leaves. It is full of antioxidants. It contains caffeine. Matcha powder is especially used in making tea and lattes. It is also used in smoothies, ice cream, milkshakes and dessert recipes such as donuts and cakes.
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Does Matcha Contain Caffeine?
Yeah. Matcha powder contains caffeine. However, the amount of caffeine in matcha is less than in coffee. 1 cup of coffee contains about 100-120 mg of caffeine. On the other hand, Matcha contains 50% less caffeine.
Matcha vs Green Tea
Both matcha and green tea are derived from the plant Camellia Sinensis. Matcha is green tea leaves that have been ground into powder. The production processes of matcha tea and green tea are different. Matcha tea is made from leaves grown in the shade. Green tea is obtained by drying the leaves immediately after they are collected.
Matcha powder contains more caffeine than green tea. The amount of caffeine may vary depending on the preparation of the drinks. 1 gram of matcha powder contains about 19-44 mg of caffeine. 1 gram of green tea contains about 12-25 mg of caffeine.
How to Make Vegan Matcha Latte?
Ingredients required to make a vegan and dairy-free Matcha Latte recipe are matcha powder, hot water, plant-based milk and sweetener.
Coconut milk, almond milk, oat milk or cashew milk can be used as plant-based milk. Instead of honey as a sweetener, you can choose plant-based maple syrup or agave syrup.
To prepare Vegan Matcha Latte, put the matcha powder in a bowl and add hot water to it. Whisk until the matcha green tea powder is fully dispersed. Then add the coconut milk that you heated in the milk frother. Mix all the ingredients. Serve with sweetener if desired.
How to Serve Matcha Latte?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Matcha Latte: