A few weeks ago Kiss Me Organics reached out and offered to send me a package of their Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder to try. I LOVE green tea, but I had no idea there were different kinds or that it even came in powder form, so I was definitely interested in checking it out!
You can see on the package above all of the amazing benefits of this tea, but I was most impressed with the bottom one, “137x the antioxidants of brewed green tea”. Wow! Apparently this matcha green tea is used in powdered form because it uses the entire leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional content!
Along with your order Kiss Me Organics will e-mail you a PDF recipe booklet with over 50 recipes using matcha in smoothies, lattes and baking. Yup, baking! I had no idea that anyone even used green tea in baking!
I did notice by the next day though a lot of the green tea powder had settled to the bottle of the pitcher.
I began reading the package and the recipe book a bit more and realized that this powdered form of the product really works best as a culinary ingredient (hence the baking!). (Don’t get me wrong…I still finished off that delicious pitcher of iced tea!)
Since I’m not much of a baker I decided to try out their suggestion of adding the powder to my smoothie. I actually almost always use a cup of brewed green tea as the liquid in my smoothie so this was right up my alley!
The smoothie definitely had a bit more of an earthy flavor than usual, not in a bad way, just in a noticeable way – as in when I use brewed green tea in my smoothie I don’t even taste it, but with the powder I did (but like I said, I LOVE green tea so I thought it was great!). Since I haven’t experimented with green tea baking yet I’d have to say the smoothie is my favorite way to use this product so far and it definitely adds a nice boost of antioxidants to my morning!
To enter just leave a comment below telling me if you’re a fan of green tea and how you’re most interested in trying this product (baking? smoothies? etc.).
Entry will be open through noon on Sunday, May 11th at which time a winner will be randomly selected and notified. (Prize is a $25 value.)
*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me by Kiss Me Organics for promotional purposes, however I was under no obligation to write a positive review.*