Why Not Matcha
1) Matcha is shockingly expensive
For a standard cup of matcha, at home, you'll be paying $1+ for one mug, and that's if you only use half a teaspoon to make it last. Ouch!!
⇒ Our Teas Are Great Value
Our teas are around $0.39 a mug, and our direct matcha substitute, moringa tea powder, is only $0.43 a mug, with more antioxidants! That's better.
2) It is a seriously "acquired" taste
Matcha is usually very bitter. When do you see matcha being drunk straight? There's a reason it's always mixed or cut!
⇒ Our Teas Are Delicious
We have personally taste-tested all our teas and none of them need milk or sugar to taste good. We sell tasty loose leaf tea!
3) It's not the ultimate antioxidant powerhouse
Yes matcha is good, but there are plenty of other teas that have more antioxidants. It does NOT have 137x more than green tea!
⇒ Our Teas Have More Antioxidants!
Most of our teas, with just a few tasty exceptions, are packed with more antioxidants than matcha. (Scroll down for the numbers)
...and of course:
Matcha is not a health food when cut with fats and sweeteners!
This is the main way we eat matcha. Need proof? Just check out #matcha on Instagram (or in Starbucks or your local bakery)
A Starbucks matcha latte has 240 calories. Wow. But really, you already knew a spoonful of matcha doesn't make a dessert healthy, right?!
Instead, get your daily antioxidants from us at MatchaAlternatives.com
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With more antioxidants than matcha at less than 1/2 the cost! Smooth, sweet, and grassy with *no bitterness*. Plus, talking of things matcha can't do, it's a full protein, perfect for fitness-fanatics.
Want to learn more about our loose leaf teas vs matcha?
Learn more about matcha:
Read more about The Dark Truth about Matcha Tea, written by our own Professor Stephany Morgan (so you know it's going to be good!) and
Busting the Matcha Myth: Does matcha really have 137 times more antioxidants (EGCG) than green tea?
Cost comparison of matcha vs other teas:
As mentioned above, matcha is seriously expensive, not for any grandiose reason, but because it's only produced during a very short season with minimal mechanization. For comparison, our teas costs are shown below, from lowest to highest average cost per mug:
Antioxidant comparison of matcha vs other herbal teas:
Matcha is primarily popular because it is a known as a superfood - with good levels of of antioxidants. Antioxidants are measured by comparing ORAC levels. ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity and is a scale to gauge antioxidant units (learn the details here). The higher the better.
So how does matcha stack up against our Matcha Alternative teas? From lowest to highest, here are the ORAC levels of our herbal and 'true' teas: