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Does matcha contain caffeine?Updated a year ago

Matcha contains a small amount of caffeine. When brewed in a traditional method, a serving of matcha contains approximately 34mg of caffeine, or less than one-third of that found in a cup of coffee. However, caffeine in matcha works differently in two ways: it is released into the body much more slowly and it works synergistically with L-theanine, a unique amino acid of green tea, to produce a calm-alert effect that can enhance your focus without the jitters.

Ceremonial-grade matcha will have a higher caffeine and l-theanine content (good for energy and focus), while culinary-grade matcha will have a slightly higher catechin content.

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