Instant teas are once put into liquid form and the amount of nutrients is said to be the same as the brewed green tea. On the other hand, green tea powder is simply fine powder of loose leaf teas that you can take in the nutrients of the whole leaf. It is said the nutrients and health substance in brewed tea is one third of the green tea powder.
The good part of instant green tea is that it will immediately dissolve in water with no sediment. On the other hand, green tea powder will not dissolve in tea as well as instant green tea. Since it is pure tea leaf with no additives it is likely to have some sediments.
Instant teas will include preservatives such as maltodextrin, citric acid, etc to make it easier to dissolve in water. As mentioned, green tea powder will not have any additives or preservatives, just simply tea leaf for the ingredient.
I have put together an info-graphic, hope you can see the difference from the following:
Hope you now have a better understanding about the teas!
Just to mention, our green tea powder that are sold in our store all have no preservatives, additives, or anything. Please visit our Organic Green Tea Store!