When it comes to longevity drinks, chances are that green tea will top the list. However, in recent years matcha has significantly grown in popularity, with many looking at it as the ultimate health elixir. Ironically enough, green tea and matcha are often used interchangeably. So, is green tea and matcha all the same? If not, which is the best drink for your longevity?
Matcha vs Green Tea: Yes, matcha and green tea do come from the same plant, but the main difference is how they are processed.
With green tea, the tea leaves are heated and then dried. However, with matcha, the same leaves are crushed into a powder, which is then used to make matcha tea. Therefore, since matcha contains the entire tea leaf, many people see it as the superior option as it is more concentrated, which is why it has a higher caffeine content and is often more expensive than green tea.
Excerpted from Longevity