What is caffeine?
Caffeine is naturally found in coffee beans, cocoa beans, tea leaves and other plants.
However, due to its effects that stimulate the central nervous system, heart and other parts of the body, it is added to many beverages and medicines.
After ingestion, caffeine is rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream and then distributed throughout the body.
Caffeine can affect the body by improving alertness and increasing heart rate. It also results in the release of 'happy' hormones in the brain.
On the other hand, there are some health concerns from consuming too much caffeine.
For adults the recommended daily intake is no more than 400mg/day, for pregnant or breast-feeding women it is 200mg/day and for children or adolescents it is 3mg/kg of bodyweight.
Too much caffeine can lead to toxicity and in severe but uncommon cases even death, with the lethal dose of caffeine being reported at 10g. Symptoms of toxicity include; nervousness, irritability, insomnia and heart issues.
Are matcha lattes caffeinated?
Yes. Matcha lattes are caffeinated as matcha is a type of green tea, and green tea contains caffeine.
Because Matcha is made from crushed whole tea leaves, the caffeine content is a lot higher than that of green tea in a tea bag.
In fact, the caffeine levels in matcha lattes can actually equal half the level of a cup of coffee.
Is caffeine bad for you?
Caffeine isn't bad for you in moderate amounts and is actually beneficial in the form of Matcha. It's a mild stimulant that naturally occurs in a variety of plants, beans, fruits and nuts.
The caffeine in Matcha actually can help to boost your metabolism by as much as 40%, while helping to regulate blood sugar levels.
However, caffeine should be avoided by pregnant women and young children.
Where to buy Matcha
You can now buy matcha pods for a Nespresso machine at Rejuvenation water. Our Nespresso compatible matcha pods are quick and simple to use as they don’t require any preparation like making and whisking regular matcha powder.
Each pod is filled with premium organic matcha, so you can be sure you are getting high quality matcha when buying matcha from rejuvenation water.
Are Matcha Pods Good?
If your are already an big matcha tea drinker then you maybe wondering if matcha pods are as good compared to traditional matcha tea powder.
The answer is yes, they have the same great taste and are just as packed with nutrients but with half of the preparation time and hassle. Using Nespresso compatible pods to make matcha, means you can now make matcha without a whisk!
In fact, we think that this makes our matcha tea Nespresso pods even better than matcha powder, especially as we have added B vitamins to the blend.
If you've been wondering 'are matcha lattes caffeinated' then the answer is yes. However, this shouldn't put you off matcha, as caffeine is good for you in moderation.
Plus matcha lattes have many other health benefits and matcha pods have added B-vitamins, making them a more nutritious drink than using traditional matcha powder.
By Alex Warmisham ANutr - Nutritionist at Rejuvenation Water