Tuesday, January 06, 2015

One Organic: Organic Matcha

 Organic Matcha by One Organic is truly the richest Matcha I have ever experienced! I first tried mixing a tablespoon of matcha into boiling water. Yummy yes but slightly too much matcha for my 8 oz coffee cup. And so, I experimented with adding 1 teaspoon of matcha to hot water. I learned on A Healthy You with Carol Alt recently that green teas should never be in hot water over 165 degrees. This is to get the most antioxidants (EGCG) intact as well as amino acids. And so, I did allow the matcha to simmer and steep in the hot water a bit, then I added almond milk with vanilla and some maple syrup for sweetness. Oh my yummy goodness!!

My second adventure with One Organic Organic Matcha began as my first. I added 1 teaspoon matcha powder to hot water and then I steamed almond milk in my milk frother (a Christmas gift from my favorite cat this year!). I folded the milk froth into the matcha and added cinnamon and apple spice to the top. Delicious!! So satisfying and would be wonderful in place of a snack or dessert. 

I did not experiment with adding cacao powder or other toppings yet, but I plan on doing so for fun. I think adding a dollop of whipped cream to the hot matcha would also be a healthy indulgence and possibly if I am feeling especially sweet, karamel syrup or heated maple syrup with some crushed almonds on top would be fun. Also can be used in cakes, cookies or pies or breakfast muffins!

One Organic Organic Matcha arrived from Amazon in a generous 8.8 oz pouch. The pouch had a convenient resealable option and I did keep in the refrigerator after opening. The packaging was convenient and I could not help noticing that the packaging was designed to stand up by itself - nice touch!

I plan on keeping this product on hand also because it is a Superfood. However, the most exciting part is that it has the USDA Organic seal. This is huge because though this is a product of China (most matcha are), this product passed stringent tests and the manufacturer went to great lengths for you the consumer to have the best,  healthiest 100% organic matcha - all natural-nothing added tea. If you were not aware, formaldehyde can be used in the production process as well as in the flavorings a propylene glycol base unless a product is organic. USDA means none of those dangers in your tea!

There are so many benefits to drinking this tea. I highly recommend One Organic Organic Matcha.

For more information and where to buy One Organic Organic Matcha please visit Amazon.

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