Have you heard of Matcha Tea powder? I was recently given a bag of Organic Matcha culinary grade green tea powder from Kiss Me Organics to try and review. I was excited to see what it was going to taste like and how my body would react to it. Green tea sometimes gives me an upset tummy so I had my first drink and then waited to see what was going to happen next…
The first thing I made with it was this awesome Organic Matcha Mango Mint Greem Smoothie. I dissolved a teaspoon of the matcha powder in a couple teaspoons of warm water and then added it to the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Not only did it taste delicious but I felt like I had a boost of energy all day long. Mind over matter or a real metabolism boost – who knows for sure. No caffeine jitters which I was worried about and no upset tummy either. I have had the same results each time I have had the Matcha in the morning. Since I am super sensitive to caffeine I haven’t tried it later in the day for fear that it will keep me awake all night.
You can also bake with the green tea powder. A quick google search will reveal all of kinds of baked goods using this product.
The ingredient list reads: 100% organic Matcha. Pure and simple. I like that.
For the second testing I whipped up this Matcha Latte using unsweetened almond milk. I had no idea how wonderful this cup of joy would be. The little aerolatte can be purchased at Bed Bath & Beyond for just under $20. It will froth the milk in seconds – love it! For this recipe I went with just 1/2 teaspoon of matcha dissolved in two teaspoons of warm water. Heated up the almond milk, frothed it, poured it into the cup, added a little NuNaturals vanilla stevia drops and it was delightful! This was my first attempt at trying to get all fancy with the foam – clearly I have a lot to learn where that is concerned. The latte was lovely. I didn’t get as much of an energy boost from this drink since I used 1/2 of what I used in the smoothie. I did enjoy it and had no adverse side affects like I usually get from green tea. I am very pleased with this product. You can purchase it on Amazon. It isn’t cheap at $25 for a 4 ounce bag, but do keep in mind that you only need to use 1/2 – 1 teaspoon per serving so the bag will go a long way. You also gain access to a free e book of recipes using Matcha after you make your on line purchase. I have been making the smoothie more than the latte just because the weather is warming up and I like a cold breakfast after my morning walk.
Organic Matcha Mango Mint Green Smoothie
- 1 cup coconut water – I like using this after a work out but you can sub regular water
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 3 cups or so fresh baby spinach – I don’t measure I just put handfuls into the blender
- 3-4 stems of fresh mint – leaves removed from stems – or to taste
- 1 tablespoon ground golden flax meal
- 1 frozen banana- cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 1 1/2 cups frozen mango chunks
- a few drops of NuNaturals vanilla stevia drops or your choice of sweetener to taste
- 1 teaspoon Organic Matcha green tea powder mixed with 2 teaspoons warm water – stir until dissolved
- 1 cup of ice or more if needed to make it thick and icy cold
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Divine Organics Cacao Nibs – optional
In blender container place all ingredients – except the Cacao Nibs. Process until its well blended, add 1 teaspoon of Cacao Nibs is desired and use the pulse action to incorporate them and break them up a little. Reserve the remaining 1/2 teaspoon nibs for decorating the top of the smoothie once its in your smoothie jar.
A Nutmeg Notebook recipe.
Organic Matcha Latte
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon Organic Matcha green tea powder
- 2 teaspoons warm water
- 3/4 cup warm unsweetened almond milk or your choice of non dairy milk
- your choice of sweetener – I used NuNaturals vanilla stevia drops
In a mug dissolve green tea powder in warm water, froth the almond milk and gently pour it into the cup with the tea, add sweetener and gently stir to combine.
Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Recipe from the Kiss Me Organics free ebook recipes that you get when you order the tea.
Disclaimer: I was given this product to try for free. The opinons expressed here regarding the product are mine and I was not paid to do this review.
Have you tried Matcha?
How do you use it?
Jody - Fit at 56
I think I tried it a s a hormone thing way back when & could not handle the taste – I think! Other than that – no.. Your recipes look great as always!
It’s not th taste for everyone Jody! Have a great weekend.
I tried this brand and liked it a lot! I only made lattes with it as they were so wonderful that I never tried anything else… Sadly, the bag is now empty. Like you, I enjoyed the boost of energy without feeling all jittery…
Oh yes the boost of energy is a good thing,
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
I have not tried this brand, but I do like matcha tea. I know that all brands are not created equal though. While I enjoyed one, I purchased another from the Asian market and it was awful. I ended up throwing it away. I’ll have to give this brand a go if I see it. Love the bright green color of your smoothie!
I agree with you Renee all brands are not created equal. The first one I bought had brown rice powder mixed in with it! I should have read the back of the label – I didn’t realize it until I made a cup and there was all this grit in the bottom of the cup! HAPPY HOLIDAY TO YOU!
((adding to my trader joes list))
The Matcha is actually from Amazon! Trader Joe’s might have some though!