The Truth on Matcha

November 5, 2019
| Created by Genevieve DalyGenevieve Daly

The following health tip was written by Harmons dietetic intern, Jessica Fife.

What is it?

Matcha is used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and is a type of green tea. It’s the only tea that does not use infusion to get its flavor; instead, the entire leaf is ground into a green powder that’s put directly into hot water.

Is Matcha for me?

If you are looking for a little energy boost, matcha might be the way to go. Since the entire leaf is consumed as part of the drink, it has more caffeine than other teas. It’s also packed with more antioxidants. Although not scientifically proven, it is supposedly known for increasing alertness while simultaneously stimulating relaxation and calmness, but you may have to find that out for yourself!

How can I use it?

The most common way to consume matcha is to drink it as a hot tea, but you can get creative and use the powder in other ways, too! Like:


            -Baked goods