Does Matcha Have Caffeine

April 29, 2020 2 min read

Looking for a caffeine hit for a morning pick-me-up?  Coffee has long been the go-to beverage for that pick-me-up.  With coffee comes great taste and a nice energy source, but also the unfortunate harsh crash.  We are here to tell you there is another way.  Kenko Tea’s matcha can give you the energy you need and so much more.  Let’s dive a little deeper with matcha and caffeine.  .  

Does Matcha Have Caffeine?

Yes, Matcha is green tea, and green tea contains caffeine.  An 8 - ounce cup with 1g or ½ tsp serving of matcha contains 35mg of caffeine. The same 8 - ounce cup of brewed coffee can have about 80-100mg of caffeine.  Kenko Tea’s matcha gives you the caffeine to give you sustained energy, but not the harsh crash. 

Matcha and Coffee

Who hasn’t crashed hard after that morning cup of coffee?  The reason for this is that caffeine from coffee is absorbed straight into the bloodstream.  The quick absorption brings the jolt, but when it has run its course, crash.  Conversely, matcha has amino acids and phyto-nutirents that release the caffeine in the bloodstream at a slower rate.  One such amino acid,  L-theanine found in matcha, when combined with caffeine, produces feelings of alertness without sudden drops in mood.  The combined effect of this amino acid and matcha helps sustain energy levels, brings a sense of alertness, and gives you a calm state of mental clarity.

Matcha vs Other Energy Drinks

How does matcha match up to green tea, black tea or red bull?  Green tea and black teas made from teabags have between 30-50mg of caffeine. Caffeine in a can of red bull is about 80mg, but that same can has 27g of sugar.  This is another drink that gives you energy, but expect the harsh crash soon after because of the caffeine and sugar.

The Kenko Tea Verdict

Kenko Tea was started after searching for an alternative way to coffee.  Coffee is great, don’t get me wrong, but the health advantages matcha brings to the table makes it a truly special drink.  If you want energy without the harsh crash, a calm, mental state of clarity, and a sense of focus and alertness, look no further than picking up some of Kenko Tea’s matcha.  We offer different grades for whichever way you want to use it.  

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1990 reviews

Lovely green color powder

First matcha purchase!

So far I have made tea cookies, raw nut/fruit balls, smoothies, and plain matcha with cashew milk and it's all good to me! Don't have much to compare it to but a chain coffee shop latte experience years ago. I learned the amazing benefits that make the cost of matcha well worth the price.

I have yet to receive my order

This review is not about the quality of the set, but based on my customer service experience. Placed my order on April 13th, got shipping notification on April 14th, and the last shipping notification I got was April 16th saying USPS was awaiting the item in Buena Vista, CA. Emailed customer service April 22nd and received a response the same day from a member of your team saying he would inform me once he receives info from usps. I also contact usps and they stated they have no information regarding the package. As of today, April 27th, I have yet to receive any information about my order. This was meant as a gift that will now be late. Was very excited to try the set and the matcha, but this experience makes me doubt if I will order from Kenko again, unfortunately. Would appreciate this problem being solved as soon as possible. Thank you.

first time matcha drinker

Good starter set! Comes with everything you need if you're a newbie and directions too!

Perfect set

This is a perfect Matcha set for someone who likes the tea! Classy!