Matcha Green Tea Bag - Which is the Best?

A reader recently wrote to ask which is the best matcha green tea bag to buy. Here's my short answer, hope you find it useful.

Match green tea is a tea powder and therefore should be consumed whole. It doesn't make sense to have it using tea bags.

For further information on buying matcha green tea, read article below:

Matcha Green Tea Japanese Powder Guide - Types and Grades

Also, while I do enjoy drinking black tea bags, I will advocate avoid using green tea bags, which are generally pretty awful and low quality.

This is explained in the article below. To quote from it:

Green tea leaves are unoxidised. It contains life-giving nutrients such as catechins, theanine, chlorophyll and Vitamin C, as well as a small amount of essential oils.

When making tea bags, whole leaves are chopped, sliced and diced into small particles ranging from 0.2 to 1.5 millimeters called Fanning and Dusts.

With much higher surface to volume ratio, these particles lose freshness quickly. Tea compounds interact with moisture and oxygen, leading to rapid quality loss.

To add insults to injuries, these tea particles are bagged into papers, which can be tasted. They are also more likely to suffer from long shelf life.

See more at Loose Green Tea Versus Tea Bag - 7 Reasons Why It's Better

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