Matcha vs Green Tea: What’s the Difference?

Matcha vs green tea: what’s the difference? The popularity surrounding matcha is increasing with every passing day – and it makes sense. The drink is a must-have for influencers and wellness gurus alike. Ask yourself: how many matcha photos have you double-tapped on Instagram today?

But there’s certainly more to them than a pretty square on your feed. Below, we explore the difference between matcha vs green tea, the benefits that come with Vital Proteins matcha products (collagen included!) and the caffeine content you’ll get. Scroll on to get the scoop!

Are Matcha and Green Tea the Same Thing?

If you’re wondering what the difference is between matcha vs green tea, the answer is simple. Matcha and green tea derive from the same tea leaves; but matcha bushes are kept in the shade in an effort to increase chlorophyll and amino acid levels. Matcha is finely ground into powder, while green tea isn’t. The former makes it easier for users to mix it into beverages and desserts.

Luckily, Vital Proteins users get to enjoy the special characteristics of matcha with our Matcha Collagen, a powerhouse combination of Japanese-sourced matcha and our hydrolysed Collagen Peptides. Plus, our Matcha Collagen Latte combines Japanese-sourced matcha with our hydrolysed Collagen Peptides and coconut milk powder for a delicious and creamy treat!

Vital Proteins’ Matcha Collagen & Matcha Collagen Latte

Our Matcha Collagen offers users 10g of collagen per serving. Antioxidants aside, matcha also contains the amino acid L-theanine.

This green beverage also contains our Collagen Peptides, which are sourced from bovine hide in Brazil.

And now for our Matcha Collagen Latte! Combining our jitter-less Matcha Collagen and our fan-favourite Collagen Creamers™ (the coolest collagen BFFs around), this will quickly become your go-to if an easy-to-make pick-me-up is what you’re after. Unlike our Matcha Collagen, our Matcha Collagen Latte (available in Matcha and Matcha Vanilla flavours) is one powder that only requires three steps to achieve the comforting taste and creamy texture of a matcha latte: pouring the powder into a mug, adding hot water and stirring – that’s it!

Does Matcha Green Tea Have More Caffeine than Regular Green Tea?

Looking to get your caffeine fix? We hear you! When it comes to matcha vs green tea, you’re in good hands with our Matcha Collagen, which contains 50mg of caffeine sourced from ingredient-grade matcha. Regular green tea typically contains between 30 and 50mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. (250ml) cup.

Matcha Collagen Recipes

You can use our Matcha Collagen Powder in so many different ways; dissolve it in hot or cold liquids like teas or smoothies, or get creative and try it in one of these tasty matcha collagen recipes:

Find these matcha collagen recipes here:

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2021-03-29 08:24:33By Vital Proteins


Written by Grace Gavilanes and Sarah Schuh


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