According to popular claims, one gram of matcha green tea powder contains 3 calories. Not too bad, eh? Of course not. That’s what the health experts have been saying too. The benefits that come with having 2–3 cups of matcha green tea every day outweigh the calorific value by leaps and bounds.

According to Coastalteaco.com there are 1.5–2 grams of matcha per teaspoon, and on average we use approximately 1 teaspoon per 12oz glass of matcha.

“There are 1.5 to 2 grams of matcha per tsp or teaspoon, depending on the specific brand or matcha and it’s current moisture levels. 1 teaspoon of matcha is generally a good measure for a 12 oz. cup of 170F degree water. High grade ceremonial matcha usually comes in 20g or 30g sizes, so we can assume the following servings per size based on weight.”


Nowadays every other matcha seller lists their products as a ceremonial or premium grade, but not all of them are truly representative of the quality indicated…. Some sellers will claim their matcha is “ceremonial grade” for example, but that does not guarantee the matcha will be of high quality.

There are a few factors that come in to play when determining the quality of a matcha powder and we are going to cover them here.

The Origin of the Powder

You might think the tag “ceremonial grade” or “premium grade” should mean that the matcha is high quality, authentic and handpicked from Japanese farms but that’s far from being true. While matcha is grown and exported from various parts of Japan, only the ones which come from Nishio city are likely to be true ceremonial grade. …


I’m a big fan of matcha, and am always looking for new ways to incorporate it into my daily life. This iced matcha green tea latte recipe offers a wonderful opportunity for you to enjoy the feel and texture of a delicious iced latte while reaping in the benefits consuming matcha brings!

You CAN mix it with coffee but as you may (or may not) know matcha already has a reasonable amount of caffeine so I don’t think it’s necessary. If you want to add coffee prepare an espresso and add to the iced matcha drink and the beginning.

Without further ado here is the recipe! …

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