Matcha Green Tea
If there is one thing you should know about me, it's my love for green tea. I mostly only drink water and green tea. I consume green tea AT LEAST 4 times a day. Green tea is my life source. Okay, it's NOT my life source, but it definitely is my energy source. When I'm dragging my feet, usually around 3 o'clock (but are prone to drag at any hour of the day), I'm reaching for some green tea. I can, almost, hear the gasps; "not coffee?!?" Not coffee! No offense to the coffee lovers, but coffee's just not my cup of tea (ba-dum tsh!). Call me "sensitive Sally", but it makes me jittery and feel cracked out, so I pass!
I have all kinds of the stuff. Coconut chai green tea, Egyptian mint green tea, lemongrass green tea, tropical green tea, blueberry green tea, good ole' regular green tea, caffeine-free green tea, and the list goes on. So, when I was asked to review Nature's Blueprint Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder, which I've never had, I was stoked! I LOOOOOVE GREEN TEA!
What's So Great About Matcha?
Before I even tried the matcha, the benefits had me sold, but I had to put it up to the taste test. First, I made the basic Whisked Matcha Green Tea.
Whisked Matcha Green Tea
1/2 teaspoon of Organic Matcha Powder
4 oz of hot water
- Blend 1/2 tsp of Organic Matcha Powder with 4 oz of hot water to your favorite cup.
- Wisk well until powder is dissolved and becomes frothy.
This is a great method of making matcha for when you are short on time, like in the mornings. It's a quick 2 minute process.
If you're looking for a fancier, chilled, sweeter version, a Matcha Green Tea Frappé is delish and just as beneficial!
Matcha Green Tea Frappé
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup water
1 cup ice
1 tsp Organic Matcha Green Tea powder
1 packet of Monk Fruit (or, Stevia, or 1 tsp Agave)
1/8 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- Put everything in blender and blend until smooth!
These are only two of the many ways to use matcha green tea powder. It can be used to make ice-cream, baked goods, or try a teaspoon in your smoothie!
I really enjoyed the earthiness, followed by the sweet, woody aftertaste. What really won me over was the amazing, clean energy it gave me. I felt ready to tackle whatever, minus the raging heartbeat and jitteriness that usually accompanies energy of this magnitude. Strangely enough, I felt zen, too. What an amazing feeling to be full of energy, alert and mind at ease. I definitely recommend Nature's Blueprint Organic Matcha Green Tea powder to anyone looking to boost their energy, yet maintain their "chill".