Thursday, August 7, 2014

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder Giveaway[GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED}

I haven't had a giveaway in a while.....I also haven't been posting as much since we've moved to the North East. I DO update my facebook page though, if you'd like to keep up with me there. I will try to do more posting on the blog. You can help by reminding me on my facebook page!!

(photo from KissMeOrganics)

Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder

Why is it good for you?

It is very high in antioxidants (EGCG).
It contains L-Theanine which induces relaxation without drowsiness.
It increases energy levels, lasting up to 6 hours, but without the nervousness or jitters of other kinds of caffeine.
And it tastes great!

I recently got a bag of matcha powder, so I decided to try it in a few recipes. 

(photo from KissMeOrganics)

I was a bit freaked out at first when I saw this on the bag: I smelled.....slowly.....but it smelled great! Very grassy and refreshing. Phew. 

A nice color.....not ultra bright, but not nearly as dull as it looks in this picture either. (ok, I need to start taking pictures with my real camera again)

(don't you love the green color??)

They were absolutely delicious....a really nice, strong green tea flavor. Unfortunately, they were pretty gooey and had to be refrigerated for quite a while before I could get squares out of them. If you love green tea, I highly recommend making these with the matcha powder!

I wanted to make a green tea latte, but I'd already had enough coffee today. So I will maybe make some tomorrow and let you know how it turns out!

Today I made this Matcha Morning Loaf:

You can see the "mashed banana" in it. That's ok, it tastes delicious. The green tea flavor isn't as strong in these, but still there. And it's quite tasty. Nice with a cup of coffee. (you can get double the caffeine!) It took a while to bake (about 35 minutes), but very worth it. I'll make this again, perhaps with a little extra matcha powder added and pureeing the banana first. 

I love this matcha powder! It is CULINARY grade, which is how it is labeled right on the package, so it's great in baking. I will test it out with a latte and let you know how that tastes! 

I've never had or used matcha powder before, so this was a first for me. I've always liked green tea. It's great to know that it (matcha) won't give you the caffeine jitters, like coffee!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!

Enter to win a 4 oz bag of Kiss Me Organics Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder:

This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
The winner will receive a coupon code to cover the purchase on Amazon, and will be refunded the shipping cost (if there is any). 


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PS-this is my first time trying Rafflecopter for the giveaway...I apologize in advance if something goes wrong. 

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Eat smart,

(disclosure: I was given a 4 oz bag of this matcha powder by Kiss Me Organics for a review. However, I asked them to do a giveaway as well, so one of my readers could try it too)


  1. Would have to say that would be using this in a smoothie - rafflecopter - shaunie

  2. I would add it to my smoothies or mix with cocoa powder, almond butter, dates/dried plums for some energy bites.

  3. I'd make copycat Starbucks Green Tea Frappucinos.

  4. I would probably try it a bunch of ways, starting traditional, whisked to a nice froth :)

  5. I lovee making korean red bean buns (patbbang) with matcha buns and red bean filling with a tiny bit of sesame sprinkle on the top! Perfection!

  6. I love making soy matcha lattes myself, so much healthier!