Kiss Me Organics Matcha Green Tea Powder Review

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Cluttered Counter is mainly a beauty blog, but I knew that I would occasionally like to post non-beauty related things such as lifestyle, food, travel, etc. I kept this in mind when choosing my blog name because I didn't want to feel like I was stuck in one specific category. So I hope you don't mind that I will be mixing things up by talking about my latest food/drink obsession: matcha green tea powder.

Anybody who knows me also knows that I am a coffee FIEND. One of my biggest guilty pleasures, besides buying makeup and clothes, is to swing by a local coffee shop or Starbucks during my free time. There have been moments when I (unsuccessfully) tried to ween myself off of coffee and it was during these times that I became obsessed with Starbucks' iced green tea latte (I'm not a huge fan of hot beverages). For the longest time I had no idea how this drink was made so once I figured out that it was just milk, sweetener, and matcha green tea powder, I realized how much money I was wasting on a simple drink that I can make at home.

While researching a green tea latte recipe, I found out that matcha has all sorts of health benefits. The matcha green tea powder from Kiss Me Organics is 100% USDA organic. Matcha is different from your regular cup of green tea because it is a powder version made from ground up green tea leaves that are grown in the shade to create a darker leaf to make it higher in amino acids. Matcha powder produces great health benefits because you are consuming the entire green tea leaf which dramatically increases the nutritional value. Benefits include:

  • 137x more of the antioxidant EGCG than brewed green tea. EGCG has been proven effective in the fight against many forms of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses
  • All day energy and focus: although it has less caffeine than coffee, matcha provides a clean energy boost with no caffeine crash
  • Calorie burning booster: increases metabolism with unique thermogenic properties that nearly quadruple fat burning
  •  Relaxation and mental well-being: matcha contains a much higher amount of L-theanine than regular tea. L-theanine helps to relieve stress by creating a relaxing effect without drowsiness and it may also contain immunologic qualities.


Matcha Green Tea Latte Recipe:
  •  1 tsp matcha powder
  • 1 and 1/2 cup of soy milk (or whatever milk you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup hot water (or just enough to dissolve the matcha)
  • Raw sugar or sweetener (use the amount that suits your taste!)
  1. Heat soy milk in a small sauce pan but do NOT let it boil.
  2. Stir matcha powder and sugar into hot water until dissolved. I like to heat the water in the microwave and then stir in the matcha powder and sugar. until there are no lumps. 
  3. When the milk starts to get hot you will see small bubbles forming around the edges. At this point you can use a whisk or frother to create the froth for the latte, but this is optional. 
  4.  Pour the milk into the mug with the dissolved matcha and water and spoon the remaining froth on top.
  5. ENJOY!

To create an iced green tea latte, dissolve the matcha and sugar in hot water and then pour in cold milk and top off with ice. I've tried to dissolve the matcha in cold soy milk but it does NOT work very well. It gets really clumpy and separates fast.

The matcha green tea powder from Kiss Me Organics comes in a convenient resealable bag containing 4 oz. and can be purchased from Amazon for $25 in the US. If you live in the UK it can be purchased here and if you live in Canada it can be purchased here. This should last you a while because a little goes a long way. If you use too much the flavor will be really strong and bitter. I personally don't prefer the taste of matcha unless it is sweetened so keep in mind that this isn't a pre-made powdered beverage type of thing. I haven't used it in anything except for my green tea lattes but this product could be great for baking and cooking all sorts of matcha flavored things. After you make your purchase, Kiss Me Organics will also send you a free information and recipe guide. Here are some other recipes that I would love to try out soon:
PS- Have I told you about my sweet tooth? Well, now you know...

***Kiss Me Organics provided me a sample to review but all opinions are my own and 100% honest. 

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    6 comments

    1. Good Afternoon!
      I found your blog through a group on FB and love it, so...
      I've nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award :)
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      Best,
      Brandi

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    2. This sounds so good! I have been trying to cut back on coffee, but still need energy. Thanks for giving me an effective alternative!

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    3. mmmm that looks so tasty!!!!! and healthy :)

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    4. I tried this one. I think I need to stick to my Arizona green tea :P

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    5. Great post, I am not a fan of Matcha but I might try some of the recipes that you posted.

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