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Is Matcha Vegan?

by Toni Olukiran

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Matcha powder has received widespread attention globally with its bright green look and distinctive taste. Is it vegan? Read on to find out. 

What is matcha?

Matcha is a powder made of fine ground tea leaves and is from China where the practice of using powdered tea has been around for thousands of years. During the process of drying and grinding it, the leaves produce more caffeine, which is partly why people drink it as it is an alternative to coffee. Known for its bright green colour, it is also used to dye foods as a natural colouring. 

What does it taste like?

Some people love the taste, some people say it’s just not for them; It’s aromatic, slightly sweet, and has a ‘grassy’ taste to it. Though some people don’t get on with it, it can be a great addition to anything from lattes to pancakes.

Is it vegan?

Yes, matcha powder is vegan-friendly — made from tea leaves, it is completely plant-based! It’s available in most supermarkets such as Tesco or Sainsbury’s for you to try. 

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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