Menopause Relief with Matcha

The Benefits of Matcha Green Tea During Menopause

Discover the benefits of Matcha green tea and make the switch

Door Kirsten


Are you experiencing the challenges of menopause and looking for natural remedies to manage the symptoms? Then this article is for you. Discover the amazing benefits of Matcha, a potent green tea from Japan, specifically for menopausal women. From antioxidants to stress relief, learn how Matcha can help you navigate this phase of your life with greater comfort and well-being. Dive deeper into the science behind these benefits and discover delicious Matcha recipes that you can easily make at home. Start experiencing the benefits of Matcha today!


The Amazing Health Benefits Of Matcha During Menopause

With every sip of matcha tea, a little of the daily stress melts away. But did you know that this powerful Japanese tea can be your ally during menopause? Yes, you read that right. The link between matcha and menopause is stronger than you think. Read all about the benefits of using Matcha during the transition / menopause here and I will also share my experiences with you!

What is Matcha?​

Matcha is a type of green tea produced by grinding the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant into a fine powder. It is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, and other nutrients that are beneficial to health. Unlike other types of green tea, with Matcha you consume the whole leaf, so you get all the nutrients. Do you want to know more about Matcha? Then read our extensive article about everything you need to know about Matcha.

It is highly recommended to use Matcha during menopause! ​

With every sip of matcha tea, a little of the daily stress melts away. But did you know that this powerful Japanese tea can be your ally during menopause? Yes, you read that right. The link between matcha and menopause is stronger than you think. Read all about the benefits of using Matcha during the transition / menopause here and I will also share my experiences with you!

Why is Drinking Matcha Green Tea During Menopause a Good Idea?​

Matcha tea is more than just a tasty drink. When you drink matcha, you are consuming the entire tea leaf, allowing your body to benefit from all the nutrients. Matcha is rich in antioxidants, especially catechins, which are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and their ability to fight free radicals. Matcha tea also boosts metabolism and supports heart and liver health.

What Does Matcha Do to Your Body? ​

Matcha is a Japanese green tea powder, made from the finest tea leaves that have been carefully ground into a fine powder. The difference between Matcha and regular green tea is in the way of preparation and consumption. With Matcha you consume the entire tea leaf, while with regular green tea you only drink the extract.

Our selection of high quality Matcha powder:

What complaints can you have during the transition and how does matcha tea help?

Menopause SymptomEffect of Matcha
FatigueMatcha contains a slow-releasing form of caffeine that helps combat fatigue and maintain a stable energy level throughout the day.
Hot flashesThe natural compounds in matcha help regulate the body's internal temperature, which can reduce the number and intensity of hot flashes.
SweatingLike with hot flashes, matcha can help regulate body temperature and thus control excessive sweating.
Restless feelingThe presence of the amino acid L-theanine in matcha promotes a sense of calm and well-being, which can help combat a restless feeling.
Night sweatsBy regulating body temperature, matcha can also help control night sweats, a common symptom during menopause.
Mood swingsMatcha contains L-theanine, which helps promote alpha waves in the brain, leading to relaxation without drowsiness. This can be useful in managing mood swings during menopause.

Source: nih

Matcha and Caffeine the main plus to use matcha during the menopause!​

Matcha green tea contains caffeine, but its effect on the body is very different from that of coffee. Unlike coffee, which provides a quick burst of energy and then a crash, the caffeine in matcha is slowly released into the body. This results in a steady stream of energy that can last up to 6 hours. This is a particular benefit during menopause.

Many women experience fatigue and energy dips during this phase of life, which is partly caused by hormonal fluctuations. The slow-release caffeine in matcha can help fight this fatigue and help maintain stable energy levels throughout the day. In addition, the L-theanine in matcha promotes a sense of calm and well-being, which can help combat the mood swings that often accompany menopause.

It is important to note that although the caffeine in matcha is slow releasing, it is still a stimulant. It is therefore advisable not to drink matcha tea in the evening, so that it does not disturb your sleep.

What are other benefits of Matcha?​

Antioxidants: Matcha is packed with antioxidants, particularly catechins, which help fight free radicals and support good health.

Fewer side effects: Matcha is less likely to cause caffeine-related side effects such as nervousness, insomnia, and feeling jittery.

Boost for Metabolism and Weight Loss: Matcha can increase your metabolism which can aid in weight loss.

Mental clarity and concentration: Matcha contains L-theanine, an amino acid known for improving mental clarity and concentration.

A glass of Matcha latte, with a leaf pattern on the top.

Het langzaam vrijkomen van cafeïne is één van de vele redenen waarom matcha een goede keuze kan zijn tijdens de menopauze.

When is the best time to drink Matcha tea during menopause?

Ideally, you drink your matcha tea in the morning or early afternoon. Because matcha contains caffeine, drinking matcha later in the day can disrupt your sleep. It's also a good idea to take your matcha before or during a meal, as this can aid in the absorption of the nutrients.

How much matcha is best to drink during menopause?

How much matcha you should drink depends on your personal tolerance to caffeine and how your body reacts to the tea. Start with one cup a day and pay attention to how your body reacts. If you feel good and experience no side effects, consider adding a second cup. Most experts recommend drinking no more than two cups a day to avoid consuming too much caffeine.

My own experience with Matcha and menopause

I just wouldn't know what to do without my daily cup of Matcha tea! I am so glad I found this. First of all, I noticed that my menopausal symptoms only got worse after drinking a cup of coffee.

My heart palpitated and I started to perspire. Because Matcha also contains caffeine, I was hesitant to replace my coffee with it. But because the effect of the caffeine in Matcha is very different (it is slowly released and absorbed, read more about this in this blog). it has a completely different effect on your body.

After my Matcha I feel calmer, but more concentrated, less stressed and I have energy again. Meanwhile, I can no longer imagine my Matcha cup of tea from my daily routine. I can therefore recommend it to everyone!

Does matcha green tea help prevent aging?​

Yes, matcha green tea helps to prevent aging. The antioxidants in matcha are effective at fighting free radicals, the molecules that cause cellular damage and are responsible for aging. By regularly drinking matcha tea, you can add these antioxidants to your diet and thus contribute to the health of your skin.

How To Consume Matcha During Menopause

There are several ways to consume Matcha. You can add it to smoothies, lattes, or just drink it like a traditional tea. At tea shop Het Kleinste Huis we offer different types of Matcha, such as our Organic Japanese Matcha Megumi Ceremonial and Organic Japanese Matcha Het Kleinste Huis Ceremonial. We also have a Matcha Starter Set for those new to Matcha.

It is important to remember that while Matcha has many health benefits, it is not a substitute for a balanced diet and regular exercise. It is always best to consult your doctor before adding any new foods or supplements to your diet, especially if you have any health conditions or are taking any medications.

How Does Matcha Taste?​

The taste of Matcha can take some getting used to for some people. Matcha has a characteristic, slightly sweet and umami taste, with a smooth, creamy texture. Matcha offers a refined and delicate taste experience.

4 tips to get used to the taste of Matcha

How do you get used to the taste of Matcha?

If you are new to Matcha and want to explore its taste, here are some tips to help you get used to the taste and incorporate it into your daily routine:

Start with a mild variety: Choose a high-quality matcha with a milder taste, for example a ceremonial matcha or a matcha intended for beginners. These types of Matcha often have a softer, less bitter taste, so you can gradually get used to the unique taste of Matcha.

Experiment with recipes: Try different ways to prepare matcha to find the flavor and texture that works best for you. For example, you can start with a Matcha latte, mixing Matcha with warm milk or a plant-based alternative. This gives a creamier and milder taste. Other options include adding matcha to smoothies, baked goods or cereals.

Adjust the strength: Experiment with the amount of matcha powder you use to adjust the strength and flavor to your personal preference. Start with a smaller amount of matcha and gradually add more as you get used to the taste.

Give it time: Taste preferences can change and it may take a while to really appreciate matcha. Give yourself time to get used to the taste and try it regularly to give your taste buds a chance to adjust.

By following these tips, you can gradually get used to the taste of matcha and incorporate it into your daily routine as a coffee substitute in a pleasant way.

"Preparing and drinking matcha can help you stay in the moment and focus on the present, calming your mind and reducing your stress levels."

What is the best way to make Matcha green tea?

Now that we've covered the scientific basis for Matcha benefits during menopause, let's take a look at how to prepare Matcha. Preparing Matcha is easy and only requires a few simple steps. We have a detailed guide on how to make Matcha tea on our website.

Don't have time to read all that? In 3 steps I explain how to make a delicious matcha tea. If you don't have a matcha beater, you can also use a kitchen beater or whisk.

Matcha preparation method in 3 steps


To prepare matcha you need the following:

  1. Matcha powder
  2. A matcha bowl (chawan)
  3. A bamboo spoon (chasaku) for dosing the powder
  4. A bamboo whisk (chased) for whipping the tea

Your perfect cup of Matcha tea in 3 steps

  1. Start by sifting 1-2 teaspoons (with the chasaku) of matcha powder into the matcha bowl to remove any lumps.
  2. Add 60-70 ml of hot water to the bowl, with a temperature of about 80°C. Use the chasen to mix the powder and water.
  3. Beat with a quick zigzag motion until a foamy layer forms on the surface.

Your matcha is now ready to drink. Enjoy it while it is still warm.

Frequently Asked Questions About Using Matcha During Menopause

Matcha may help reduce stress and anxiety, symptoms that often worsen during menopause. It can also help control hot flashes and mood swings.

Matcha is a type of powdered green tea that originated in Japan. It is made from finely ground tea leaves and has a vibrant green color.

Yes, Matcha contains caffeine, but in a different form than coffee. The caffeine in Matcha is released slowly, providing a milder and longer-lasting energy boost.

Matcha is rich in antioxidants, especially catechins, which can help protect the body against free radicals. It also supports energy and focus, aids weight loss and can help reduce stress.

The best quality matcha powder is grown in Japan under strict conditions. Pay attention to the origin and quality when buying matcha powder.

At Het Kleinste huis we have the best Matcha varieties for you and we are happy to help you answer all your questions.

Matcha has a unique, earthy and slightly bitter taste that differs from coffee. However, the taste may vary depending on the quality of matcha and the way it is prepared.

Matcha does contain caffeine, but there are also options for those who want to enjoy matcha without caffeine. You can choose decaffeinated ceremonial grade Matcha or opt for decaffeinated herbal teas instead.

Matcha is generally safe for most people when consumed in moderation. However, excessive consumption can lead to caffeine-related side effects, such as insomnia or increased heart rate. It is best to enjoy matcha in reasonable amounts.

Conclusions on the use of Matcha during menopause

Menopause often brings uncomfortable symptoms. Think of hot flashes, mood swings and sleeping problems. This is where matcha comes into play. This wonder drug is known for its calming effect on both body and mind. It contains L-theanine, an amino acid that helps reduce stress and anxiety, which are often exacerbated during menopause. In addition, matcha green tea can help prevent aging symptoms.

Matcha tea is full of antioxidants, especially catechins, which help fight the harmful effects of free radicals in the body. Now you may be wondering, what does matcha taste like? The taste of matcha is unique and can range from slightly sweet to slightly umami, depending on the quality of the powder. It is important to note that not all matcha powders are created equal.

The best quality matcha powder is grown in Japan under strict conditions. So if you want to buy matcha powder, pay attention to the origin and quality. Now that you know the connection between matcha and menopausal symptoms, it's time to give matcha a place in your daily routine. Whether you're an avid tea lover or someone looking for a natural way to manage menopausal symptoms, matcha is definitely worth a try.

- Kirsten -

Why buy (Matacha) tea at The Smallest House?​

If you are looking for the best place to buy Matcha green tea, Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis is the place for you. But why would you buy your Matcha tea here? Here are some reasons that will convince you.

Exceptional Quality

At Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis we understand that the quality of Matcha green tea starts at the source. Our Matcha tea is imported directly from Japan, the country where Matcha originated. The tea leaves are carefully selected and processed into a fine powder, preserving the intense flavor and rich nutrients.

Extensive Assortment

We offer a wide range of Matcha green tea. Whether you are looking for a traditional Matcha for tea ceremonies or a culinary Matcha for preparing delicious dishes and drinks, you will find it in our store. We also have different types of Matcha accessories available, such as Matcha bowls and brushes, to help you prepare the perfect cup of Matcha tea.

Easy Online Ordering

You can easily order your favorite Matcha green tea online at Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis. We have a user-friendly website where you can browse our range, choose the tea you want and order it directly. We ensure that your order is delivered to your home quickly and safely.

Expert Advice

At Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis we are ready to help you choose the right Matcha green tea. Our expert team can advise you about the different types of Matcha we offer and how best to prepare and drink it.

So what are you waiting for? Discover the benefits of Matcha green tea and enjoy the best quality available. Buy your Matcha green tea today at Theewinkel Het Kleinste Huis.

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For a large part of her life Kirsten has had a passion for entrepreneurship and tea. Since 2014, she has been combining this with her husband, Niels, in the tea specialty store Het Kleinste Huis (The Smallest House in Amsterdam). Kirsten likes to write about things that keep her busy (this doesn't have to be just tea!).

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