Although I was familiar with green tea and its health benefits, I was not familiar with matcha tea powder. I did a bit of research and discovered that matcha powder not only can speed up your metabolism, but is full of antioxidants and has other benefits as well. According to Dr. Oz website, matcha can aid in stress reduction, lower cholesterol, boost brain health and fight cancer.
Matcha is a green tea powder. It is used for drinking as tea or added to recipes, such as smoothies. The main difference from green tea is that when you drink matcha, you ingest the entire leaf, not just the brewed water, so you derive greater health benefits.
I was intrigued by what all I read about it and gave Kiss Me Organics Organic Matcha a try. The package claims:
- All Day Energy
- Metabolism Boost
- Increase Focus
- Improve Skin Health
- 137x Antioxidants of Brewed Green Tea
Of note, this is not premium Matcha, which is very expensive. I have not tasted any matcha before, so I don't know how this compares, but from what I have read, it it probably more bitter than the higher quality (and way more expensive) matcha. But, you reap the same health benefits with the culinary matcha at an affordable price.
Kiss Me Organics Organic Matcha is deamed USDA organic so you know it undergoes strict testing guidelines.
Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.