Monday, February 8, 2016

Organic Matcha Powder Review #Matcha

Let's be honest, being a mom is exhausting.  Don't get me wrong.  I love LB and really couldn't be happier to be a mom.  It is still draining.  My little toddler is my alarm clock and non stop action from then on.  Now that I am not breastfeeding, I definitely get my fair share of caffeine.

Given the opportunity to try Organic Matcha Powder imported from Japan, I jumped at the opportunity for any extra caffeine in my life.  I read up on the metabolism boosting powers and was sold since I packed on more than a few extra pounds since I became a mom.  I like that green tea is an all natural means of helping me with that extra weight that has been used for generations as opposed to a fad diet pill.

Opening the package, that bright green almost took my breath away as I ADORE lime green.

It has an earthy smell I enjoy as well.

Up until now, I had only tried Matcha in smoothies at one of my favorite Japanese spots in a local mall.  So, I thought I would start off using the package directions to make some hot tea.  I made the mistake of adding a bit extra since I normally like my tea even green tea strong.  Big mistake.  A tiny bit of this powder really does go a long way.  I had to throw the first cup out and try again.  This time I used less than the 1/2 teaspoon per 3 oz recommended.  It took a bit of stirring for the powder to dissolve.  When it did, I got this gorgeous cup of tea.  I was concerned it might be chalky due to it being a powder; however, I found it to be smooth almost silky to drink.

I added a touch of honey as I always do with hot tea and sipped away.  

The tea helped me make it through our evening routine without feeling drowsy.  I can't say much about the fat burning benefits since I've only been using it for a few days.  If so, it's definitely a delicious way to help me out with working off the baby weight.

I'm also looking forward to trying this for some adult only cooking due to the caffeine content.  I'm trying my hand at a green tea faux ice cream made with bananas first, but haven't mastered the right mix yet.  I can definitely see some Matcha cookies or a cake in my future with St Patrick's Day fast approaching.  

If you're interested, you can purchase some from Amazon here.

I received this product for free in exchange for a review, but all opinions are honest, genuine, and my own.
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