Matcha is made by grinding the entire tea leaf, ensuring that you receive the full range of benefits from the tea! Green tea and Matcha are not the same thing, and they will provide two quite different flavors when consumed together or separately. As a result, while purchasing Matcha tea bags, you run the danger of purchasing fake Matcha or Matcha that has been badly manufactured.
To make tea bags, the scraps or broken pieces of tea leaves left over after loose leaf tea has been processed and packaged are usually generally used instead of fresh tea leaves.
That is, whether you are using matcha or not, your tea will brew less strongly than regular tea and will often taste less like the tea it was intended to be. The reason you should stick with Matcha powder is because it will provide you with true Matcha.
Because Matcha has such a distinct flavor, if your Matcha contained anything other than Matcha, you would immediately notice it.
Even food-grade Matcha is superior to teabag Matcha in terms of purity and quality. Only powder Matcha can provide you with the classic texture and form of Matcha.
The whole point of drinking Matcha tea is to take pleasure in the ritual of boiling the tea itself, which includes pouring the water and mixing the tea powder, and using a teabag will significantly diminish that enjoyment.
Drinking traditional Matcha will provide you with the authentic Matcha experience, as well as the brilliant vegetal taste and the sweet aftertaste that is characteristic of Matcha.
Similarly, if you are looking for health benefits, Matcha powder is the ideal option once again. The reason for this is that when using regular Matcha powder, you're also taking in the tea powder along with the remainder of the beverage.
As a result, the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that Matcha can supply have a better chance of being metabolized.
Other Questions about Coffee
Questions not about coffee (but important to coffee)
OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link).
In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years:
OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM
OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM
Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with.
Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops:
OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more.
So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates:
For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube
For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG
For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN
PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).