Looking for decaf Matcha? Is there a better option?
Matcha is made so that it offers more Caffeine
Have you wondered where you can find decaf Matcha? The reason it’s hard to find is the nature of Matcha. Once you know what really matcha is, you will understand “decaf Matcha” is the two contradictory ideas. “Decaf Matcha” is like rain on a sunny day, ice cream in a hot oven, or a warm blanket filled with ice. Why? Because Matcha is made to offer higher Caffeine. If you want to find a low caffeine green tea powder that offers amazing green tea benefits, please read on.
Drink Matcha to get “Calm Alertness”
Matcha is made with a leaf of Camellia Sinensis, the same as other types of green tea. Matcha uses the leaf grown in shade, and the leaf is ground into a fine powder. When green tea leaves are covered for a certain period of time, it increases three things in tea leaves: Chlorophyll (green color pigment), Caffeine, and L-theanine.
“Decaf Matcha”: Energy drink, from which energy was removed
So, it doesn’t make sense to remove caffeine after the extra effort was made to increase caffeine. It is like you made a refreshing shaved ice in a freezer and served it in a hot bowl to remove the chilling effect. Or, you swept fallen leaves from the backyard and dumped the leaves back in the yard.
In fact, the process of removing caffeine also removes L-theanine. Both caffeine and L-theanine are highly water-soluble. And increasing caffeine and L-theanine is the main purpose of the shading process.
Drink Sencha powder tea for “less Caffeine and more Antioxidants”
Here is good news. When green tea leaves are NOT covered until harvested, they contain naturally less caffeine. On top of that, abundant sun exposure generates more Catechins and EGCG, the antioxidants responsible for the long list of green tea health benefits, in the tea leaves. When these green tea leaves are steamed to maintain natural green color and nutrients, they become Sencha. Sencha is made to be naturally lower in Caffeine and higher in Antioxidants than Matcha. Read more about Sencha and Matcha
Decaf Sencha powder offers even less Caffeine
If you are looking for “decaf green tea powder,” you have found it here. Some people call it “decaf Matcha”, as “Matcha” is often used as a synonym for green tea powder. Sencha products usually come as in “brewed tea.” But Sencha can also come in powder form. Our decaf green tea powder is made from organic Sencha powder using a patented water process. That means decaffeination doesn’t involve any chemicals. The water process is the natural way to remove 99% of Caffeine from green tea leaves. As a result, caffeine in one serving of this tea is less than 3 mg.
Is decaf green tea still good for you?
The answer is no when it comes to tea bag tea or loose leaf tea. Brewed decaf green tea, in general, offers almost no health benefits because the decaf process removes water-soluble antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals along with caffeine. If you brew decaf green tea leaves, the cup of tea offers few nutrients.
Get benefits without caffeine from decaf Sencha powder
However, there is a solution to get green tea benefits without caffeine. “Eat the whole leaf.” With the patented water process, 95% of Catechins are left in Edible Green®Sencha powder Decaf, which makes this tea the most beneficial decaf green tea.
Edible Green® is Sencha green tea leaves ground into a fine powder. When you enjoy a cup of decaf Sencha powder Edible Green, you are ingesting all of the Catechins and nutrients that remain in the tea leaf after decaffeination (in powder form). In fact, because it’s Sencha powder, Edible Green Decaf offers more Catechins than Matcha when you compare the same amount of powder.
No more compromise on Green Tea benefits!
Edible Green® Decaf is the only decaf green tea that delivers full green tea benefits to you. It offers the same smooth mild flavor as Edible Green® regular. No more compromise on green tea benefits to enjoy decaf green tea!
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SEI MEE TEA: Offering quality tea over 17 years
The above information has been on our website since we started our online store in 2004. It has been more than 17 years and with the increased popularity of Matcha, there are a lot of ‘private brand’ products on the market.
‘Private brand’ products are products that are already available on the market but they have the ‘custom’ label made specifically for the particular seller or brand. So, I believe many of the products available online market, such as Amazon and eBay, are the same powder manufactured by the same company. It is somewhat ironic to see different reviews but the original suppliers of the products may be the same.
And to make it worse, the sellers often do not know much about their products. They fail to provide the product information accurately. With the rise of non-English speakers as sellers, product descriptions on Amazon, for example, are sometimes hard to understand. English is not our “first language” either, but we try to state facts as truthfully and clearly as possible.
Unfortunately, the inaccuracy that we see on Amazon, for example, may come from insufficient product knowledge rather than the language barrier. Hopefully, the seller is not taking advantage of the language barrier as an excuse to fake the information.
We have seen a couple of ‘decaf matcha’ products out there, and we have been asked how different ours is. If you are also curious, please read on.
5 Reasons why you want to choose “Edible Green water processed decaf”
Before we started the search to find an organic tea farm close to the tea processor (patent holder), we asked them if there was anyone in Uji, Kyoto, as there are also organic tea farms there, which we regularly deal with. But they said, “No, there are not.” It is about 150 miles from Uji to Shizuoka. It is impossible to bring tea leaves from Uji to the tea processor in Shizuoka within 30 minutes after harvest. So we had to find a closer tea farmer, who is certified organic, and we did.