Today, we’re going to examine whether organic matcha is better than non-organic matcha or whether it holds any benefits whatsoever.
The Japanese View
The Japanese have been drinking non-organic matcha for years with seemingly no consequences. Organic matcha farming is a recent development, but it has no potential to take over in Japan simply because of the economic impact.
When it comes to matcha, the Japanese know best, and they’ve deemed that the benefits really don’t outweigh the negatives.
First of all, organic matcha tea has a much lower amino acid profile, the aspect of green tea that gives it that umami flavour.
Organic foods are frequently thought to contain a higher flavour range than non-organic, but that’s really not the case with matcha. This is because organic tea fields don’t provide the same energy that fertilizers do which alters the structure of the plant, changing its taste and making it more unpleasant.
In general, organic food has been found to have fewer pesticides but contains a lower amount of nutrients. Conventional practices allow for the plant to grow in the most optimal environment whereas organic farming has to rely on the surrounding practices which don’t always provide the optimal circumstances.
Matcha grows in the shade which means that organic practices restrict the amount of nutrients derived from sunlight. Matcha actually thrives in the soil making the fertilizer a highly important part of the growing processes. This is why organic matcha is not only lighter in appearance, but also in taste and micronutrient content.
Really, the only main worry is for the eventual chemicals that may end up in the tea. Yet, our matcha contains virtually none making it almost completely pesticide free.
Not only this, but it’s much cheaper than organic teas whilst steal meeting strict EU standard laws. Non-organic matcha still has to abide by certain rules and regulations, meaning that it’s really not a concern and allows for us to make a superior product at a much lower price.
At the end of the day, it’s your choice whether you choose to pick non-organic over organic. If you can find matcha with virtually no pesticides (like PureChimp matcha), then it really is best to go non-organic with matcha. You will be able to get high-quality matcha at an affordable price.