espresso coffees such as espresso or latte: 105–110mg per 250ml
energy drink: 80mg - 160 mg per 250 ml
drip or percolated coffee: 150–240mg per 250ml
matcha is a type of powdered green tea
the plant grows in shade which helps it develop biologically active compounds such as theanine, caffeine and chlorophyll
matcha is high in substances with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects
if had regularly, matcha may support the body’s efforts to maintain health and prevent disease - more research is still needed
the caffeine content in all types of tea is dependent on timing of harvesting - the older the tea leaves, the lower the caffeine content
the amount of caffeine also depends largely on the variety of tea plant, its growing conditions and the way it is processed and brewed
How much is too matcha?
Just because matcha has caffeine, it doesn't mean you have to leave it out of your day (unless you need to for medical or other reasons) - just keep in mind that depending on how concentrated it is, you may get more caffeine from this type of green tea powder than you would from a shot of espresso.
(It is thought that healthy adults can safely consume around 400mg of caffeine a day).