We sometimes get the question what is the difference between instant green tea extract and green tea powder. They are VERY different: the production method, ingredients, taste, how it dissolves in water, etc. Since these two are totally different things, we thinkt it will be important to share what the difference are and have a deeper understanding of what you are drinking.
1. Production Method
Instant teas are once brewed and extracted into liquid form. Then it is made into a concentrate and dried into tea crystal form. Powdered green teas are simply loose leaf teas that are grounded into fine powder. Ceremonial grade matcha uses traditional stone mill to make the fine ground powder.
2. Health Benefits
Instant teas are once put into liquid form and nano-level extracted by Authenmole’s patent technology, PLEESIT, the amount of nutrients is more than the brewed green tea. On the other hand, green tea powder is simply fine powder of loose leaf teas and only 10-20% of the nutrients of the whole leaf are consumed.
The good part of instant green tea is that it will immediately dissolve in hot/ cold water in 3 seconds with no sediment or dregs. On the other hand, green tea powder will not dissolve in tea as well as instant green tea. Since it is pure tea leaf it is likely to have some sediments.
Normal instant teas will include preservatives such as maltodextrin, citric acid, etc to make it easier to dissolve in water. But by Authenmole’s patent technology, PLEESIT, tea are instant dissolved without using any additives. As mentioned, green tea powder will not have any additives or preservatives, just simply tea leaf for the ingredient.
Hope you now have a better understanding about the teas! Just to mention, our organic instant green tea extract that are sold in our store all have no preservatives, additives, or anything. Check it to see now 🙂