Does matcha contain caffeine?Updated 5 months 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.