The lovely people behind ONE ORGANIC Culinary Matcha Green Tea Powder asked me to try their green tea powder and share my opinion. I had to think about the offer before I accepted, because I had an unpleasant experience reviewing another green tea powder recently.
It turns out that I had nothing to worry about. ONE ORGANIC’s matcha has a wonderfully rich, smooth flavor, and aroma. The best part? The best part is that the powder dissolves in hot water, like it’s supposed to.
Honestly, who wants to find half an inch of green glue at the bottom of their tea cup?
This matcha held up especially well, considering that I added cold milk to my hot tea to make a latte.
If you’re used to buying matcha powder, then you know that a little should go a long way. ONE ORGANIC’s matcha lives up to that expectation.
Some powders are mysterious about where they originate, but this one clearly states that it is from China. Why the mystery with other brands? If you know, please, share.
So, if you’re looking to try matcha for its proven health benefits-
Proven? Yes, there are many studies proving the capabilities of antioxidant-rich green tea. Some of the benefits recorded are: improving blood flow, lowering cholesterol, preventing high blood pressure, preventing congestive heart failure, and stabilizing blood sugar for diabetics.
You may have heard that green tea helps with weight loss, which isn’t proven by its merits alone, but it does stand to reason that if you’re drinking green tea instead of a drink with more fat and/or sugar in it, then it will help with weight loss.
Is green tea right for everyone? It does contain between 24-45 mg. of caffeine for an 8 oz. cup, on average, which can be a problem for: hypoglycemics, those with ulcers, those who are dehydrated, those who have trouble sleeping, or with mood swings, to name a few. Whether or not green tea is a fit for you is a great question to address with a nutrition professional who evaluates your health and can give you a qualified, individualized answer. Like me!
Do you like matcha? What’s your favorite way to prepare it?
As always, thank you for reading,
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