What Does Matcha Tea Taste Like?

What Does Matcha Tea Taste Like?

Are you uncertain about what matcha tastes like and hesitant to try it? 

Perhaps you're unsure of what matcha is exactly (hint: it's a type of green tea) and are concerned about investing in something you might not enjoy.

Let's break down matcha, what it is, what it tastes like, things to be aware of (that caffeine punch!), and help you decide if it is right for you.

What is Matcha?

Matcha is a powdered green tea made from finely ground, shade-grown leaves. It originated in Japan and is known for its vibrant green colour, unique brewing ceremony, and a plethora of health perks. People drink matcha for its earthy flavour, energy-punch, antioxidants, and metabolism-boosting properties.

What Does Matcha Taste Like?

When it comes to taste, matcha's flavour is sweet, punchy, vegetal, and earthy. Good quality matcha has a creamy texture with hints of umami. The flavour will remind you of fresh grass, seaweed, or spinach.

If you enjoy fresh green vegetables, or a healthy green smoothie, you might find matcha appealing.

Does Matcha Have Caffeine?

Indeed, matcha has caffeine! A typical cup of matcha contains 70mg of caffeine, compared to 30mg of caffeine in a cup of regular green tea and 100-140mg in a cup of coffee.

Some people are unable to tolerate the higher levels of caffeine in matcha.

Some love it, and buzz with energy all day!

Personally, I am yet to try a matcha that doesn't send me a little loopy, but a lot of things do that, including noisy neighbours, stepping on a wet floor with socks on, and missing my early morning cup of tea.

Interested But Not Yet Ready for Matcha?

For those intrigued by matcha but prefer a less risky option, Jade Mist Green Tea by Tielka is the green tea you need. Personally, I love the sweet vegetal notes of Jade Mist. It's my "don't-bother-me-I'm-smashing-productivity-levels-while-maintaining-serenity-and-calm" tea.

This tea has a smooth, delicately sweet and grassy flavour with floral undertones, similar to matcha but in a traditional loose-leaf form. It's a perfect introduction to green teas and a good alternative to matcha, offering a comforting yet sophisticated taste without the nasty bitterness commonly found in green tea.