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!