I am sure by now you must have heard of blue matcha and the craze that is surrounding it—but what is all the fuss about, and is it any different from the blue matcha? Well, here’s the answer you’ve been looking for.
Despite the similar names, blue matcha is quite different from the green matcha! In fact, blue matcha is made from entirely different plants. Blue matcha is made from the flowers of the butterfly pea plant, whereas green matcha comes from the leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis.
Interesting, right? Well, there’s still a whole lot more to this then you thought, so keep reading to find out more about what differentiates the two so you can decide which is for you!
The Health Benefits of Blue Matcha Vs. Green Matcha
Boosts metabolism and provides energy
Reduces blood pressure and fights cancer and heart disease
Fights cell damage, boosts brain function, prevents liver damage and diabetes
Assists with collagen production and healthy vision
More energizing feeling
Great for those who don’t mind caffeine
Perfect for those who are caffeine-sensitive
While there’s no denying that both blue and green matcha has amazing health benefits, there are some important differences between the two which you may want to take into consideration before making a decision!
Blue tea has a host of antioxidants called anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins. According to researchers, these play a vital role in reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Additionally, blue tea has been shown to assist in collagen production as well as supporting healthy vision. Lastly, it has also been shown to lower blood pressure.
Green matcha, on the other hand, is extremely high in catechins which help protect against cell damage and fight disease. According to Healthline Registered Health Professionals and various additional studies, green matcha is also renowned for assisting with weight-loss, improving brain function, preventing liver damage, diabetes, and great for enhancing energy levels.
For those of you who are highly sensitive to caffeine, it would be advisable to opt for the blue matcha. However, it is important to note that most people do not have any issues with the green matcha, and chances are neither will you.
What Do They Taste Like?
Green matcha has a very earthy taste, with vegetal notes, a pleasant but not astringent bitterness, nuttiness, and a smooth sweetness. It is both grassy and sweet, so you don’t need to worry about it tasting like sand or mud!
The blue tea has a much more neutral, floral taste to it. This means that it is perfect for adding to beverages, desserts, and as a natural food dye.
Is It Safe For Everyone?
Matcha tea is generally safe for everyone to drink, as it is a natural drink with no added preservatives. Many women have asked us whether it is safe for them to drink matcha while they are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Well, The American Academy of Pediatrics does support this claim, however, it is recommended that green matcha is drunk in moderation and you need to be sure it does not contain any other ingredients that could harm your child.
While matcha tea is extremely rich in antioxidants that are highly beneficial to health, it also contains caffeine. As babies are highly sensitive to caffeine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should limit your matcha intake to no more than 2 cups per day.
Why Choose MyMatcha?
Unlike store-bought matcha or other green teas alike, Our MyMatcha tea is 100% organic, culinary grade, meaning that it does not contain any unnatural or harmful ingredients and is extremely high-quality. It is also perfect for cooking, meaning you can add it to a variety of dishes and beverages!