Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Matcha Powder...Green Tea Like You've Never Seen Before.


Have you ever heard of matcha green tea powder? Well, if you haven't, you're not alone, because I hadn't either before signing up to review this great organic product from Kiss Me Organics! The actual origin of matcha is something that is not unfamiliar to most of us, however. It is simply the leaves of the plant where we get green tea from that have been ground up into a fine powder. So instead of drinking tea that has been made from steeping the leaves, you are actually ingesting the leaves directly. Matcha is proclaimed to have great health benefits, as it is most commonly known for being jam-packed with antioxidants as well as being a great metabolism booster.

What did I think of it personally? I loved it! My husband did, too. We mostly added it to smoothies, which I really think is the best way to consume culinary grade matcha. We did try it as a hot tea drink, though, and I found that to be really quite tasty too...if you like that strong chlorophyll  taste! I added some honey and it was just right for me. Not everyone likes it that way, but if you enjoy stronger, more leafy/grassy flavored teas (Sounds strange but some people really do), then I'm sure you'd enjoy this as a hot drink as well. This product came with a booklet of all different types of recipes to try. I didn't try many of them because they included cream or milk which I cannot have right now because I'm nursing a baby who is dairy-intolerant. BUT, I really wanted to, especially the lattes! They looked delicious!

Here is the link to this product on Amazon if you'd like to try it yourself. It also has a long list of customer reviews, many of them giving very high ratings! Once again, as was the case in my last review, the price is a bit steep for our budget. However, you only need a small amount to achieve health benefits, so one package will last you a while if you choose to just add it to your morning smoothie or have an occasional cup of tea! We have had ours for over a month and still have more than half the bag left. And that is after using it almost daily. Have you ever tried matcha? Please comment below and let me know what you think, or if you tried this product, how would you most like to use it? Smoothies, lattes, baking, or some other unique way? 




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3 comments:

  1. Is the taste similar to mate (when you drink it hot)? That's what I thought of when you said it has a strong leafy/grassy flavor!

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    1. Yes, I'd say it's similar! Same type of bitter...almost earthy flavor. I think it's the chlorophyll from the leaves that gives it that strong taste!

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