Monday, July 24, 2017

MATCHA WELLNESS Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder REVIEW

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Ceremonial) & Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Superior Culinary) 
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As many of you already know, Matcha 抹茶 is Japanese green tea powder. It has so many health benefits and it is very easy to make at home. That's why I love matcha a lot! Today, I want to talk about a brand that I recently tried this week called Matcha Wellness. Here, I have both the Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder, Ceremonial type and Superior Culinary type. Let's open the two matcha and try them out! 


HEALTH BENEFITS

- Matcha is one of the highest sources of antioxidants found on the planet
- Clean energy boost without jitters for up to 4-6 hours
- Natural detox
- Studies have found that the EGCG catechin found in matcha helps fight cancer
- Boosts metabolism and helps burn calories
- Helps cholesterol levels
- Improves mental clarity and focus

MATCHA WELLNESS Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Superior Culinary)


Unboxing shipment
When I first got my matcha, they were securely packed with lots of paper padding. I always appreciate extra padding from seller because I see most postal workers handle packages with not much care :( 


Front & Back, Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Superior Culinary), 3.5 oz (100g) 
For the superior culinary matcha, it is obviously for cooking and making something more interesting like juices, smoothies, protein shakes, lattes, desserts, baked goods, etc. There is a recipe on the package that teaches you how to make coconut matcha smoothie. You can also find the expiration date, which for me I still have around 11 months to play around with my matcha recipes. ^^


Matcha Macarons!
Cold Matcha 
But here, I just wanted to try it in a pure form. For one glass of cold matcha, I used 2 teaspoons of matcha powder. I first mixed it with some warm water (around 1/4 cup) to dissolve the powder as much as I can, and then add cold water up to the rest of the cup. It is surprising not bitter. It is completely fine for me to drink it without any desserts or sweets.


As you can see, the powder is finely grounded and its color is bright green. The matcha is aromatic as I opened the package. It is easy to re-seal the package for convenient storage.




MATCHA WELLNESS Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Ceremonial)


MATCHA WELLNESS Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Ceremonial), 1.4oz (40g)


Packaging of Ceremonial Matcha

The packaging for this ceremonial matcha is a lot more secured. First you need to open the can's lid. Then, open another layer of easy-to-open lid, and finally open the aluminum bag to get the matcha powder.

From the smell of this matcha, it is obviously a lot more heavier with more potent aroma than the "superior culinary" matcha we tried before.

Although I am not a matcha expert, I know that you are not supposed to dilute matcha, especially for higher quality or ceremonial type of matcha. So I just added 1 teaspoon of match powder and a 1/3 cup of hot water. Stir until it's dissolved. (it's best to use the traditional bamboo whisk, but I don't have one now...)

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What Matcha supposed to look like by using bamboo whisk...
Unfortunately, I didn't have a bamboo whisk so I just end up using a spoon to stir as much as I can to dissolve the powder. I now have a 1/3 cup of matcha.


From the way I make this drink, I understand it is totally amateur, but this hot matcha already tastes a lot more stronger. I feel like I need something sweet to go with as well, I wished I had some sweet red bean dessert. Another interesting fact I realized is that there is this rich creaminess that you don't get from the previous matcha.

Don't let it sit for too long, drink it when it's still hot! ^^

SPECIFICATION

Before I write this review, I am glad I contacted Matcha Wellness to see if they can provide me with more information about their organic matcha. And here they are:

  • JAS & USDA Certified organic 
  • Pure 100% matcha with no fillers, nothing added, nothing artificial 
  • Bright green, high quality, our culinary grade matcha is comparable to some ceremonial grades found on the market. Our ceremonial grade matcha is the highest quality available that is certified organic with no bitterness. 
  • Produced in the Uji region of Kyoto Japan, Uji is very well known among the Japanese as a green tea hub, Japanese matcha is regarded much higher quality than matcha produced in other countries such as China, Taiwan, Thailand ect.
  • Real authentic matcha made from “tencha" and not ground “sencha”. Matcha has special growing methods and a specific production process. Some matcha found on the market is actually just “sencha” (green tea leaves) ground and not a genuine matcha. 
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Read more about MATCHA WELLNESS Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Superior Culinary)
Read more about MATCHA WELLNESS Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder (Ceremonial)

Have fun with matcha and stay healthy!
-Fanny

14 comments:

  1. I did not know Matcha had so many benifits, with such a dark green color will it stain my teeth?

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  2. I would love this and use it daily...

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  3. Thanks to your blog post I just remembered the delicious matcha ice cream I had when I was in Japan. Matcha flavour is just the best X3

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  4. I will have to try this Organic Green Tea. Matcha sounds awesome! Thanks!

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  5. i have always wanted to know more abt Matcha tea and try it. thanks for the information. sounds like something i would enjoy.

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  6. I think I should try the Matcha tea.

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  7. I've been wondering if this has a taste to it? I've seen green tea with Matcha etc and been told it just tastes like the tea.

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  8. I love matcha powder , its a wonderful super food
    make for excellent health..

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  9. Just had matcha latte yesterday, really like matcha icecream

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  10. Would love to try as in almond cookies

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  11. I am so glad i read this....never knew what this tea was until now

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  12. I love almonds so much! I cannot wait to try out the almond cookies. Thanks for the review.

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