Matcha vs Green Tea
While thinking about matcha vs. green tea, it is important to note that all green teas – including Sencha and Hojicha – originate from the Camellia sinensis plant. Matcha is distinguished by the way green tea leaves are grown. Ikeda Matcha’s bulk green tea is sourced from the finest tea pastures of Kagoshima, Japan, where the leaves are shaded from sunlight prior to harvest in order to preserve their natural nutrients, color, and flavor. Compared to steeped green tea, what distinguishes matcha is that the entire tea leaves are consumed when drinking matcha. This allows you to enjoy all of its antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. One cup of matcha has the nutritional equivalents of 10 cups of regular green tea!