I love Green tea Matcha powder and use it is my smoothies for the great health benefits and energy I get from it. I have discovered a new kind of Matcha that is the cream of the crop. Kissme Organics: Ceremonial Grade Green Tea Matcha is a green tea powder that is of a high quality and tastes best when served warm in a tea. This green tea powder is grown in the shade and has a vibrant green color. The way it is grown gives the Matcha a slightly sweet flavor and smooth finish.
Since I like using Matcha green tea powder cold in my smoothies, I needed to do a taste test to compare Culinary Matcha( the kind I use) to the Ceremonial Grade( Kissme Grade Green Tea Matcha) to see the differences. I put the powders side by side with the Ceremonial on the right. There is not much difference in color.
I then made each into a tea with 1/2 teaspoon of powder and 3 ounces of hot water, again the color is similar. I first tasted each one without sugar and that is were I noticed a big difference. The regular Culinary Matcha was very bitter while the Ceremonial was had a slight bitter taste to it. I use sugar in my tea so a small bitter is normal to me but for if you like your tea without sugar you may not notice the bitterness at all. I then added 1/4 teaspoon sugar to both teas and the Culinary was still bitter while the Ceremonial tasted sweet.
I found the best way to drink Matcha green tea powder is with milk and sugar so I added 4 ounces of milk to make a nice green tea latte.
Green Tea Latte
1/2 teaspoon Matcha green tea powder
3 ounces hot water
1/4- 1 teaspoon sugar to taste
4 ounces warm milk
Add the Matcha powder to the hot water and stir until dissolved. Add the milk and sugar. Stir and enjoy.
Here is some info about the Kissme Organics: Ceremonial Grade Green Tea Matcha
MILD STEADY ENERGY – it acts both as a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.
METABOLISM BOOST- Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.
IMPROVED SKIN HEALTH – Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.
UP TO 137x THE ANTIOXIDANTS OF BREWED GREEN TEA – Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body’s natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.
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