Friday, October 10, 2014

Kiss Me Organics Matcha Tea Review

When people see 'Matcha Tea' typically they think
What is Matcha Tea?!
Oh yeah, hot tea...isn't that Japanese or something?
Now THAT is how I feel great!

Matcha tea is what is used in the traditional Japanese hot tea ceremony called, chanoyu (which means hot water for tea in Japanese). I have never had the pleasure of experiencing a real chanoyu with fancy hand movements and the proper preparation with a tea whisk, but I have had a few cups of it before. It is definitely a strong tea. What is great about this tea it that you don't have to just drink it to get the full benefits....benefits you ask? Oh yes, here are some:
  • Increased Energy and Focus
  • Calorie Burning Booster
  • 137% More Antioxidants Then a Regular Cup of Green Tea
This matcha tea is the entire leave ground up into a powder, therefore containing more antioxidants than a regular cup of green tea (1 cup of matcha is equal to 10 cups of green tea). This dramatically increases the nutritional content. Now you might be thinking, "I have heard of antioxidants, but what are they?"


According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, "Our bodies are battlegrounds against infection and diseases. Normal body functions such as breathing or physical activity and other lifestyle habits such as smoking produce substances called free radicals that attack healthy cells. When these healthy cells are weakened, they are more susceptible to cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancers. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E and carotenoids, which include beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein, help protect healthy cells from damage caused by free radicals."

As I mentioned before, there are many uses for Kiss Me Organics Matcha Tea.
  • Lattes
  • Smoothes
  • Baked Good
 If you do choose to make a simple cup of hot tea use 1 teaspoon of tea to 8 ounces of hot water. I use my Keurig for procuring hot water for my teas.
Once the water is added to the powder whisk until frothy. Add sweetener if desired.

Mint Matcha Milkshake

  • 1 teaspoon Matcha tea
  • 2 teaspoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup of mint ice cream
  • 4 mint leaves (washed and dried)
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of mint chocolate chips
1. Combine warm water and Matcha tea, stir until blended
2. Add remaining ingredients into a blender and run until smooth.
3. Pour Matcha mixture into mixture and blending again for another 5 to 10 seconds (or until mixture is a nice green color).
4. Stir in chocolate chips.
5. Enjoy! 

(Yields 1 serving)
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