what is the difference of matcha and green tea

Both beverages are now very popular around the world, however not many people understand the difference of these two teas. Of course one of the major difference is how they are processed, one being powder and the other being a tea leaf, but the essential difference lies under how they are clutivated.

The Major difference lies in the Cultivation


Grown under the Shade (about 1 month to shade before harvest)

Green tea

Grown under the Sun (Depends on what type of tea, ex: Gyokuro is grown under the shade)

Taste is difference

Matcha has more UMAMI (Savory) due to the abundant Theanine

Health Benefits different

Greent Tea leaf has more ANTIOXIDANT due to the abundant Catechine (EGCG)