Wednesday, March 11, 2015

One Organic Matcha Review

I was so excited when the great folks at One Organic contacted me about trying some of their Superfood products for free. All I had to do is give my honest review in exchange for free that's a no brainier. 
They sent me a package containing a full size bag of their Organic Matcha powder and a full size pack of their Organic Seaweed Premium Sushi Nori (which I plan to review very soon also). Having recently became a daily green tea drinker, I was super excited about trying the matcha first!!
First, for those of you who don't know what Matcha is, let me give you a little course in matcha-ness (yes I just coined that word).
Matcha is is finely milled green tea. It gained its origins in Japanese tea ceremonies. The Japanese tea ceremony focuses on the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha. Nowdays, matcha has come to be used to flavorand dye foods such as mochi, noodles, ice creams, and confections. Matcha became popular stateside when cafes like Starbucks started introducing drinks like iced green tea and green tea lattes. 
And now that you know everything I know about matcha...

I decided to try this first as just a warm cup of matcha. I started by adding 1/2 tsp of matcha powder to 4 oz of hot (but not quite boiling) water.  
Matcha doesn't completely dissolve in water but it does suspend itself so I stirred it really well.  I knew that I had stirred it enough when it looked like something that the Hulk wouldn't mind drinking. 
I added 4 more in of hot water to it to make a delicious warm cup of matcha. 
Then the thought hit me...I could make a glass of cold matcha since I like cold green tea so much. So I dumped my freshly made warm matcha in my favorite reusable mug. 

Then I filled the cup up the rest of the way with cold water. This is definitely my preferred way of drinking matcha!  I am looking forward to trying some of the culinary applications of this match since it's so yummy to drink...I may even make some matcha ice cream this summer.  Yum!  You can get some for yourself to try here.

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