The unique bitterness of green tea gives a refreshing and tasteful flavor after drinking.
Catechins and caffeine are representative of the ingredients that contribute to this bitterness and astringency of green tea.
Catechins have an astringent and bitter taste, while caffeine produces a light and refreshing bitterness.
Caffeine dissolves easily in hot water, but is somewhat difficult to dissolve at low temperatures.
People have been drinking coffee when they want to stay awake and stay focused. However drinking too much coffee can give you some bad side effects including anxiety and digestive issues. The green tea also contains caffeine, but thanks to other nutrients in green tea, it does not have as many side effects as coffee.
The following is a comparison of the amount of caffeine contained in a cup of coffee.
Coffee 72mg Matcha 64mg Regular Green Tea 16mg