This post will provide interesting information about Match vs Green tea, how different they are. Explore the two types of healthy powder right now!

Young green tea buds are shaded, collected, cooked, and dried by the wind to create matcha powder, a fine powder that is then manufactured by removing the veins and grinding the leaves into a fine powder. Matcha powder is substantially more expensive than green tea powder and has a higher nutritional value. Even while matcha’s ceremonial origins make it so popular, matcha powder is used in everything nowadays from ice cream to salad dressing, as well as in drinks like lattes and boba tea.

Understanding Matcha and Green tea: Where are they come from? 

What is Matcha?

Matcha vs Green tea- Are they different?
Matcha is finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves, consumed not only in Asia but in many countries in the world. Source:

High-grade green tea is processed into a powder called matcha. Instead of steeping, boiling water is swirled into green tea powder to create a frothy beverage.

Thanks to the missionary monks who carried this powder to Japan and became increasingly interested in how to manufacture matcha powder as it is today, matcha powder was originally developed from Chinese green tea powder.

Matcha, which has the words “cha” for tea and “ma” for powder, was once an extremely expensive beverage enjoyed by the nobles and monks. However, matcha powder is becoming more widely used in all spheres of life

Matcha powder can be distinguished by some of the following characteristics:

Appearance: Bright blue, uniform, and incredibly soft powder.

Water dissolves it totally, solubility.

Taste: At first, it was bitter at the tongue’s tip, then it turned sweet.

It has a lovely scent. Matcha powder can also have seaweed elements added by some producers, which increases the nutritious value by 7 times and gives off a little fishy odor when consumed. Moreover,  matcha tea contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals apart from being high in polyphenols, which have been linked to better blood sugar control, lower blood pressure, and anti-aging effects as well as protection against cancer and heart disease.

Matcha vs Green tea- Are they different?
Matcha tea contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals apart from being high in polyphenols. Source:

However, matcha often has more caffeine than green tea, caffeine that is similar to black tea, and caffeine that is less than brewed coffee. Matcha is made from shade-grown tea trees, which helps the tea leaves retain more of their caffeine. Ensure to thoroughly read the package or contact your tea supplier for information on the caffeine content unique to the matcha you are purchasing.

To drink Matcha powder properly, the post below will be helpful to you:

How many cups of matcha tea a day should I drink? Tea experts response

What is Green tea powder? 

Matcha vs Green tea- Are they different?
Green tea powder is made by picking the tea without removing the veins, drying it, and then grinding it with industrial machinery. Source:

In contrast to matcha powder, green tea powder is made by picking the tea without removing the veins, drying it, and then grinding it with industrial machinery. It comprises 70% young tea leaves and 30% tea buds.

Green tea powder is less expensive than matcha powder and has fewer nutrients.

Green tea powder can be recognized by some of the following characteristics:

Dark green, occasionally slightly yellowish, not smooth, and pig-like in appearance.

Water does not entirely dissolve this substance.

Due to the veins not being removed, the flavor is bitter and caustic with a less pleasant aftertaste.

Fragrance: no sweet fragrance.

So matcha powder and green tea powder have very big differences. Hopefully, a few basic characteristics above will help you easily distinguish these two types. 

For more information about Green tea, read the post below:

Green tea powder manufacturing process- Things you need to know

What are the benefits of Matcha and Green tea powder?

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Matcha and Green tea powder bring consumers many health benefits. Source:

You have probably seen matcha lattes and green tea advertised on several menus in your favorite tea & coffee shops. In addition to its instagrammable color, matcha and green tea are considered as healthful beverage that offers a long-lasting energy boost, a distinctive flavor profile, a wide range of culinary applications, and a wealth of health advantages.

With 34 important superfoods, adaptogens, and potent prebiotic and probiotic components, this supplement will help you get the nutrients you need each day, improve the health of your digestive system, and boost your immunity.

Here are several reasons to start drinking matcha  every morning:

Good for the brain

According to studies, the catechins in green tea can reduce the risk of amyloid and protein plaque formation. These processes contribute to memory loss and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease (thinking, reasoning, learning, etc.). L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea and matcha, has also been shown to improve memory and enhance cognitive performance as we age.

Boost metabolism and lose weight

Many studies show green tea matcha supports metabolism and weight control, including improved thermogenesis (more calories burned), increased fat oxidation, lower absorption of dietary fat, and even hunger suppression.

Rich in antioxidants 

The fact that matcha includes antioxidants, particularly the flavonol catechin, is one of its main health advantages.

It is said that a cup of matcha may contain 100 times more catechin than a cup of green tea, black tea, or any other type of regular tea. 

Relieve stress 

Many people use coffee to restore energy when they are fatigued or dehydrated. However, coffee’s high levels of caffeine and other stimulants can amplify the body’s stress reaction, resulting in restless emotions. It’s a vicious spiral here. To disprove this myth, a cup of matcha is likely far more beneficial because it includes some caffeine but not as much as coffee.

Keeping bones strong 

Numerous studies have shown that the EGCG in matcha can decrease the number of osteoclasts while increasing the quantity and activity of osteoblasts. Therefore, those who want to maintain bone strength might consider drinking matcha tea.

Skin protection and anti-pigmentation 

The active components in green tea, especially matcha tea, work on the skin and shield it from the sun’s damaging rays. Furthermore, the suppleness of the skin and the extent of melasma were improved in the green tea-drinking ladies.

For healthy teeth and fresh breath 

Matcha has been found to have strong antibacterial activity against several germs that lead to gum disease and tooth decay, among other particular research findings. Additionally, matcha’s natural antiseptics and deodorants can aid in reducing foul breath

Matcha vs Green tea: What are the differences? 

Matcha vs Green tea- Are they different?
While many people think Matcha and Green Powder tea are similiar, they have many different features. Source:

Many of you have long believed that matcha and green tea powder are interchangeable. Actually, they are two entirely different items. While the primary component of green tea powder is tea leaves, which are a dark color, the primary element of matcha is tea buds, which are a much more attractive color. In essence, both green tea powder and matcha powder are created from the green tea plant’s leaves. The technological procedures for cultivation and processing, however, are totally dissimilar. Matcha powder always costs three to four times as much as green tea powder.

As mentioned above, green tea powder and matcha are quite different. This part of the article we will go into more details about the differences between these two green powders. 

The process of production & main characteristics 

Matcha tea 

Green tea powder 

Although the tea tree grows naturally , it is covered with industrial plastic netting at least three weeks prior to the start of harvesting after the young shoots progressively appear  The tea tree grows naturally in the sun.
Before harvest, tea leaves benefit from being shaded with a net to control photosynthesis and boost chlorophyll, minerals, and nutrients. The tea sprouts are harvested manually (by hand) called Gyokuro tea.

After gathering the tea buds, they are dried by the wind, the veins and petioles are removed, the meat (known as Tencha) is then pounded into matcha powder using a granite mortar.

Collecting tea leaves and buds, drying them, and then using machinery to ground them into green tea powder.
More Chlorophyll 

The green color of the matcha tea powder is more natural and smooth 

Less chlorophyll 

The tea powder may be yellow, or slightly blackish yellow and the powder is not smooth as matcha. 

High nutrient content  Less nutrition than matcha
It melts on the tongue and has a bitter flavor at first, followed by a sweet, fresh and cool flavor Drinking has a little bitter taste, no sweet flavour 
The aroma is fresh, fishy, and slightly vegetal like seaweed (due to retaining minerals, especially iron in tea leaves).

Or, some producers have used seaweed powder to boost matcha powder’s nutritional value and keep the color vibrant.

The aroma is not as good and distinguished as matcha tea 
Matcha powder is frequently used in cuisine because of its lovely color, inherent sweetness, and good solubility. Examples include creating cakes, ice cream, beverages,…. Green tea powder is frequently used for skin care more because it has excellent antibacterial characteristics in addition to many beneficial uses (similar to matcha) and is inexpensive.
Price is expensive  Price is much cheaper, just about a third of matcha price

Basically,  the green tea plant is used to produce both matcha powder and green tea powder. But while green tea powder is also known as matcha powder, not all green tea powder is matcha powder.

Don’t fall into the trap of believing that matcha powder is better than green tea powder or offers more advantages. Consider one of the two forms of powder to be efficient without waste depending on the intended usage.

Where can you order Matcha and Green tea in Vietnam?

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Cozy Matcha Moment Milk Tea- Matcha RTD product from FGC. Source:

Understanding the benefits of matcha tea powder and green tea powder, more and more people are seeking this product and using it daily as a food. In Vietnam, FGC is possibly the best Matcha and Green tea Supplier you should rely on. 

Our entire matcha processing lines were purchased from reputed Japanese vendors Terada Seisakusho Co., Ltd. and Nippon Coke. As a result, FGC can now offer Vietnamese Matcha tea powder of a caliber comparable to that of contemporary Japanese Matcha.

Because of our product’s certified origin, closely monitored production process, appealing packaging designs, delectable flavor, and pleasant scents, our customers are completely delighted.

How to order Matcha and Green tea powder from FGC?

Matcha vs Green tea- Are they different?
Kimono Japanese Matcha powder – Matcha product from FGC. Source:

If you are based in Vietnam or Southeast Asia, we can save your money on shipping costs because of the local farms and production facilities. Ordering our products takes less time, and the shipping cost is lower. 

Our Vietnamese matcha and green tea products are conveniently available at retail outlets (supermarkets, convenience stores) and online (Shopee, Alibaba).

You can contact our sales managers directly if you’re looking for wholesale suppliers at our emails: or or through our website, one of our sales managers will get back to you right away. Additional quality, quantity, packaging, price, and other factors can be discussed. We can send a little pack of 100-200gr if you require a sample to taste and assess.

We also provide clients with custom tea products through the article below:

FGC – one of the most prestigious private label tea manufacturers in the world


We hope that by providing you with an overview of matcha tea powder and green tea powder in this post, you will be able to decide which type of tea powder is best for your needs. And avoid making the mistake of thinking matcha powder is superior to green tea powder or has more benefits. Depending on the intended use, one of the two powder forms may be effective without creating waste.

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