What is matcha and where did it come from?

Matcha comes from the ground whole leaves of the traditional green tea that became widely used in the 8th century in China. In Japanese, “cha” means tea, and “ma” means powder, making the literal translation “powdered green tea.”. Appreciating the history of matcha could create a whole new tea drinking experience.

Where does Starbucks source their matcha from?

Drinking real matcha (or authentic green tea powder from Japan) has many benefits:It’s going to taste like what it’s intended toIt’s likely to have many more nutrients and antioxidantsIt’s likely to be more recently ground (fresher).and it leads to a way better green tea drinking experience.

Is too much matcha bad?

This means that about 5.5 cups of matcha per day is safe to drink. Five cups of matcha should be enough to keep you energized throughout your day. Caffeine tends to be addictive so drinking too much of it can lead to unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you ever stop drinking it.

Can matcha make you sick?

Sometimes when you drink strong tea on an empty stomach you can get sick and nauseated like that. Try to have some food in before you drink matcha, as it can be quite strong. Thank you. Yes I think this might be the issue. The first drink was definitely on a hungry stomach.