Monday, May 19, 2014

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder Review

**I received the product in return for a review on my blog and on Amazon.  I was not required to give a positive review but to only share my experience.

A few weeks ago I received an email asking me to consider reviewing a product.  After checking into the product and seeing a few other reviews I decided to do so, in hopes I would find that this was a product that I can get behind and enjoy in the future.

I should start out by saying that I am NOT a tea drinker and have had tea maybe only once or twice.  It's just not something that I enjoy even though I want to.  I know there are health benefits to green tea but without seriously doctoring it up (which probably takes away some of those health benefits) I can't get it down.  Enter Matcha Tea from Kiss Me Organics

Some of the benefits include: increased focus, all day energy, metabolism boost, and several others.  I did see an increased focus and a metabolism boost- not so sure on the all day energy (pretty sure my sleeping habits factor into that).

Kiss Me Organics send out a 71 page digital recipe book when you place your order.  It has recipes that include everything from using it in beverages, smoothies, baking, and even dips.  I used it mainly in smoothies and my mug muffin that I make in the mornings occasionally.  I did try it in some 2 ingredient pancakes that I saw on pinterest (bananas and eggs) and it was a fail (not the match- the actual pancake).  I don't do a lattes but I may give one a try in the next week or so.

So- my thoughts-

  • I think it would take some consistent use (just like with everything) to see the results.  I will continue to use the product daily (or at least consistently once summer vacation hits) to see if those results come. 
  • It doesn't add any taste (that I could pinpoint) to the smoothies so that is a huge plus for me.  
  • It's easy to use and each recipe is written very clearly (with pictures)
  • A search on Pinterest brings up even MORE recipes that can be used.
  • SUPER FAST shipping- I ordered it on April 19th which was a Saturday and I had it in hand on April 22nd which was a Tuesday. 
The one con:
The cost- It's $25.00 for a 4 oz. bag.  I started using it about 2 weeks ago and still have quite a bit left but I only use 1 tsp a day because that's the recommended use.  I will have to evaluate at the end to see how long the bag lasted because the only place to get this particular brand is through Amazon.  

All that being said, I have enjoyed testing this product and am thankful for the opportunity to do so.  I have used the opportunity to experiment with fruit smoothies (starting with one from the recipe book called Berry Good Morning Smoothie) that have led to my mornings being a lot less rushed than before- in my book that makes this product a WIN! (and it has made me want to give green tea another try)


Bill (cycleguy) said...

I like green tea actually better than black tea. I will wait to see what you say down the road. As for drinking in the morning of a cold winter day or when struggling with throat issues.

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