Green Tea VS Black Tea
Both Black and Green Tea are derived from the same plant:
The leaves are harvested, withered, and then heated through steaming or pan-firing. This process HALTS oxidation so the leaves retain their COLOR and DELICATE, fresh FLAVOR.
The leaves are harvested and withered and then crushed, torn, curled, or rolled and allowed to oxidize before being dried. As a result the leaves DARKEN and develop a STRONGER flavor and aroma.
Matcha Green Tea contains approximately 40 and 60 milligrams of caffeine. Wereas Black Tea contains 50 to 90 milligrams of caffeine on average. From a health perspective, the caffeine in green tea versus black tea is less important. What matters most is their
Green and black tea both contain antioxidants, which may prevent cancer and other diseases. Green tea contains a HIGHER concentration of antioxidants overall because it undergoes LESS processing, meaning there are fewer opportunities for catechins to be DESTROYED.