Ogranic Matcha Green Tea Powder $28.00 CDN
I have never tried Matcha Green Tea powder before. When I did have the chance, I was pregnant and it was not recommended. However post baby, I was excited to give it a whirl!!
Matcha green tea is literally green tea in powder form. Normally you take green tea tea leaves, infuse them in water, discard the leaves and drink the water to make green tea. However with Matcha, the leaves are milled to a fine powder that you pour into your hot water and drink. Matcha green tea is high in antioxidants, raises your metabolism, helps to lower cholesterol and improves energy.
The only downside to Matcha tea is that it has high levels of caffeine. Normal green tea has caffeine, however when you ingest the whole leaf you are drinking the equivalent of three cups of green tea in one shot. So its best you only drink Matcha tea in the morning, one cup a day and not before bed.
Matcha tea has a very bitter taste to its bright green powder form. Its not horrible at all, just very bitter. I normally drink green tea with no sugar, milk or honey. However with Matcha, I had to get creative and try honey and milk in order to lessen the bitter taste.
This organic Matcha tea that I tried, claimed that it didn't give you the jitters or cause you to lose sleep. I have to admit I had neither of these problems neither did I have increase heart rate or blood pressure issues which can be caused by caffeine in some people. I once had Matcha tea at night and slept like a baby. I don't drink coffee at all and have one cup of green tea in the morning. So trust me when I say, I am caffeine sensitive but this had no side effects.
The powder mixed well in hot or cold water. I loved it with honey or evaporated milk. You have to mix it well before you drink it, or the powder will not dissolve correctly. The color is bright green that turns to a dark green when mixed in water. I tried a scoop of it in a milkshake smoothie and latte and loved it.
I found that I had more energy throughout the day and no issues with sleeping at night. I didn't lose weight by drinking this tea, but I didn't gain weight either which was great. The taste is doable as long as you mix it with something. I like the fact that its loaded with antioxidants and Amino Acid called L-Theanine.
If you are looking into Matcha tea, I would recommend this brand for it properties and benefits. However like all things, speak to your doctor first if Matcha tea is right for you in case you have any health issues!
FTC: I received this product in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for my review or opinion.