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Matcha Green Tea

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
Ingredients
1/2 teaspoon of Organic Matcha Powder
4 oz of hot water
Directions

  1. Blend 1/2 tsp of Organic Matcha Powder with 4 oz of hot water to your favorite cup.
  2. 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
Ingredients
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
Directions

  1. 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".  

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