Matcha effect - Matcha tea effect, ingredients & caffeine content

Matcha Wirkung – Matcha Tee Wirkung, Inhaltsstoffe & Koffeingehalt


In this article we would like to Matcha tea expand in terms of the effect. Matcha is a special kind of green tea, its ingredients, such as antioxidants, caffeine and the generally high caffeine content, make Matcha a top -class green tea!

We will specifically deal with the effect caused by ingredients in Matcha and give you an overview of further articles at the same time, so that you can also inform yourself about general effects of caffeine, antioxidants, L-theanine and Co.



  1. Matcha ingredients for the effect
    1. Matcha caffeine
    2. L-theanin
    3. Antioxidants
      1. Catechin
      2. Chlorophyll
  2. Matcha tea effect
    1. Health
      1. Catechin - neutralization of free radicals
      2. Phenolic acids-anti-inflammatory & anti-diabetes
      3. Querzentin - protection of the nerve cells
      4. Vitamin C - strengthens immune system
      5. Chlorophyll - anti -inflammatory
    2. L-theanin-cognitive effect
    3. Matcha effect - metabolism & lose weight
    4. Does Matcha wake up?
    5. Matcha breastfeeding
  3. Conclusion Matcha effect


1. Matcha ingredients for the effect

The special cultivation of Matcha makes it much richer in ingredients compared to normal green tea. Especially the Matcha caffeine and antioxidants rise. You can find more about cultivation in our Main article on Matcha tea.

In studies and studies on Matcha tea, its effect and the ingredients, the main caffeine, L-theanin and the Antioxidants, especially the catechin, illuminated. These antioxidants make up about 30% of the leaf material.

In studies, antioxidants in particular have repeatedly shown their health -positive effects in studies. Because of these ingredients, Matcha tea is rightly asked, especially for health -conscious people.

According to our research, Matcha is suitable, despite the high Caffeine content Less than an efficient guards, but as a particularly healthy stimulant or functional food. Later more.


1.1. Matcha caffeine

The caffeine content of Matcha lies between 1.9 % and 4.4 %. Matcha is one of the stronger teas, but is not the strongest. White tea sometimes has more caffeine. Also Guayusa tea (not from the tea plant) has more caffeine.

In general, however, it is difficult to make a stab -resistant statement here. Tea is a natural product. Depending on the cultivation area, variety and maintenance of the plants, the caffeine content of Matcha and all other teas varies accordingly.


Matcha caffeine caffeine content comparison


1.2. L-theanin

The grandiose amino acid, with the name L-theanin, for which we have written our own article about the effect, can only be found in green tea, Guayusa and a mushroom. It can pass the brain blue barrier and has a reducing, focusing and positive effect on cognitive skills here. These properties are noticeable in the effect of Matcha after a bowl of tea.

The content of L-theanin is depending on source given 0.61 mg/g to 44.65 mg/g. Guayusa In comparison, has approx. 1.6 mg/g of dry matter.

More on the effect in the linked article and below in this article.


1.3. Antioxidants

The actually exciting ingredients in Matcha are the different antioxidants. This also contains green tea, but in Matcha tea they are significantly intensified due to the cultivation. In addition to catechin and chlorophyll, which we will discuss even more intensely later, cross-scenes, phenolic acids and vitamin C are also important components of Matcha. Catechin

Matcha tea is particularly rich in Catechinwhich occurs in 4 variants:

  1. Epicatechin
  2. Epicatechin-3 gallade
  3. Epigallocatechin
  4. Epigallocatechin-3 gallade

The antioxidant catechin in Matcha is a polyphenol and has greater antioxidant effect than vitamin C. This in turn means that free radicals can be felt better and bound. You can find more about the general effect of antioxidants in our article “What are antioxidants". In this article we address the effect of the antioxidants mentioned below.



Chlorophyll is also an antioxidant and, by shading the plants, contained tea in particularly high values ​​in Matcha tea. Chlorophyll is also responsible for the deep green and seemingly color of Matcha. The greener the color, the better the quality.

We only recommend buying Matcha from Japan, since it is guaranteed to be of high quality. Matcha from other Asian countries such as China and Vietnam, on the other hand, is often only of normal powdered green tea.


2. Matcha tea effect

Due to the many and special antioxidants, the effect of Matcha is different than from coffee, despite the high caffeine content, Mate, normal green tea and Guayusa.


Matcha effect


2.1. Health

Catechin - neutralization of free radicals

The 4 catechins mentioned above are described in studies with an exceptionally strong antioxidant effect. They should neutralize free radicals particularly well and also support enzymes in detoxification. This boosting-effect is stronger than the effect of vitamin C and E and supports the cells in creating and maintaining healthy balance.

Matcha has about twice as many antioxidants as a normal green tea and thus a similarly high ORAC value of 120,000 to 180,000 Trolox (Unity in which antioxidants are measured) How Guayusa tea.


Phenolic acids-anti-inflammatory & anti-diabetes

Phenolic acids are known to have an anti -inflammatory effect and to prevent cancer cells from growth and scatter. There is also a regulation of the metabolism.

The best known component of the phenolsaries are the chlorogenic acids, which are also in extremely high quantities in Guayusa Tea occur.

Part of the phenolic acids, which gives Matcha tea a positive effect, is rutin. According to studies, rutin should have a synergetic effect with ascorbic acid and thereby Strengthen the cardiovascular system. Rutin is also attributed to anti-diabetes and anti-inflammatory effects.


Querzentin - protection of the nerve cells

An antioxidant, which was first discovered as an anti-diabetes acting ingredient, also stood up in studies as a neuroprotective Antioxidans out. This means that it can protect nerve cells and nerve fibers from death.


Vitamin C - strengthens immune system

A well -known antioxidant in Matcha is probably a vitamin C. It has an immune -strong effect and should be recorded daily.


Chlorophyll - anti -inflammatory

The shading of Matcha makes the chlorophyll content as an ingredient. The green leaf dye has a strongly antioxidant and anti -inflammatory effect.


2.2. L-theanin-cognitive effect

The amino acid already mentioned above is said to be particularly well represented in Matcha tea. The reason for this can in turn be the shading and the divided column of the acid through the sun.

L-theanin is a reason for the special, not too bitter, taste of Matcha.

In combination with caffeine, cognitively improving properties in concentration, response time and vigilance were found. Matcha not only wakes up and helps health, but also promotes the function of our brain.

You can find detailed Effect of L-theanin in our separate blog post.


L-theanin effect


2.3. Matcha effect - metabolism & lose weight

The high content of antioxidants has another advantage. Matcha seems to have a positive effect on our metabolism due to this like green tea extract.

In a British study, a slightly reinforced Fat burning be found during sports. The reason for this is the high content of EGCG, the previously mentioned antioxidant epigallocatechin. In another study You could find that sports and green tea extract cause approx. 17 % higher fat burning.

In further studies, a significantly increased calorie consumption between 8 % and 43 % was found through the consumption of green tea extract. This stored energy consumption by Matcha or green tea extract naturally helps to lose weight, provided that sports are also exercised.


2.4. Does Matcha wake up?

The high content of caffeine and the existing amino acid L-theanin definitely ensure that Matcha wakes up. But Matcha wakes up differently than Guayusa.

In our articles around the Ingredients of Guayusa and the Effect of Guayusa We keep mentioning how different the individual caffeinated drinks work. In addition to caffeine, they all have different active ingredient complexes, which have a synergetic effect and accordingly cause a different feeling. The well-known caffeine kick, which is particularly strong over coffee, is significantly weaker at Matcha, but stronger than with Guayusa. You can find out more about the various caffeinated guard makers in our detailed and free e-book "Wachmacher comparison". You can either Newsletter Download or add free for every order.

Matcha makes awake both physically and mentally. However, it can come faster than you think about physical side effects such as rapid heartbeat, tremor, sudden thoughts and, depending on the time of drinking, also come to stomach problems. Matcha tea causes a discomfort in the stomach for some when you drink your Matcha from empty stomach in the morning.

The rapid heart and the possible shakyness with sudden thoughts comes too strong prepared Matcha before.

In general, however, Matcha makes more pleasant and gentle awake than coffee, mate or guarana. You can find which the best vigilant is in our comparison Matcha vs Guayusa.


2.5. Matcha breastfeeding

As Guayusa Company that sells the tea with the highest caffeine content is often contacted with regard to pregnancy and lactation.

We have therefore created a separate and extremely detailed article including study situation and sources. Please find out more about the information mentioned in our blog. Since Matcha contains caffeine, our article meets pregnancy and breast feeding period But of course too.

In general, it should be said that Matcha should only be enjoyed in moderation during pregnancy and lactation. It is recommended not to consume more than 300 mg up to a maximum of 400 mg of caffeine per day.


3. Conclusion Matcha effect

We already let it sound through during the article:

Matcha is an exceptionally healthy and absolutely recommended drink! However, we do not think that Matcha is a efficient guards for long and mentally challenging working days and demanding physical activities. Despite that the Matcha is very high.

However, as a luxury food and functional food with particularly positive health properties, Matcha is an excellent addition to an otherwise healthy lifestyle. Another reason why we see it as a healthy stimulant is the extremely high price. 30 g Matcha likes to cost 30 € and more.

When buying Matcha, the origin should definitely be taken into account in order to ensure an optimal effect. We only recommend buying Matcha from Japan, since Matcha from other Asian countries is often only tea powder and the additional measures have not been passed during cultivation and processing.

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