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Matcha Done Right. . . . #KissMeOrganics

Kiss Me Organics! LOVE the name of the company! And I have to say they have one of the most comprehensive websites I have seen in a while. Everything is very nicely done – from the multi-media to the colors and theme to the info and beyond! They have some really sleek and trendy tools and tea gadgets on their site, too, but today I want to share with you my experiences with their Organic Matcha Culinary Grade Green Tea Powder from Japan. The company markets it as an all day energy and metabolism boost, something that increases your focus, Read More

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Caramel Popcorn Matcha from Matcha Outlet (formerly Red Leaf Tea). . . .

Matcha is supposed to be the epitome of healthy teas. People see the green hue of a matcha latte and assume it is good for you. There are claims that the finely ground green tea can boost metabolism, burn calories, calm the mind, relax the body, enhance the mood, prevent diseases and so on and so forth. Unfortunately, matcha can also taste a touch like grass at times and as someone who discovered matcha when I was just discovering tea, I was not quite ready to willingly drink something that seemed like it was produced by my lawn mower. What Read More

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Blueberry Matcha Green Tea from Simpson & Vail. . . . .

I’ve had my eye on Simpson & Vail’s Blueberry Matcha Green Tea for a while. Guess what? We finally got our hands on it! YAY! It was well worth the wait, too! Matcha, Blueberry Flavor, and Cane Sugar are the 3 ingredients in Blueberry Matcha Green Tea from Simpson & Vail. One of the most important things I need to mention in this review is that the use of the cane sugar is perfectly done. Many flavored matchas tend to over do it with the sugar or sweetener. Not Simpson & Vail! They used this cane sugar to accompany NOT Read More

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My Mornings With Matcha Muscle. . . .

Just about every day I make a matcha smoothie to enjoy on my hour long commute from my house to taking my kiddos to school to work.  I’ve tried different variations of smoothie recipes.  Some turn out pretty amazing and others not so much.  I’ve found that having the right matcha really makes all the difference in the world. The other day I finally stumbled upon the perfect recipe for me: 1 teaspoon of Matcha Muscle 3 tablespoons of yogurt 2 tablespoons of psyllium husk (for additional fiber) 2 tablespoons of CACafe Coconut Green Tea Powder 1/2 can of canned Read More

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Tea-Inspired Shamrock Shake using tea from Sportland Tea Co. . . . . .

This tea had been sitting in my to-be-reviewed pile for far too long, you guys. Every once in a while, I’d pass by, give it a sniff, smile at how yummy it smelled, then get distracted by something else and completely forget to brew it up (story of my life). Until the other day, I was struck by the siren song of March– the Shamrock Shake. You know exactly what I’m talking about. As soon as 3/1 rolls around, billboards are covered with larger-than-life pictures of delicious, neon green vanilla-mint-chemical-deliciousness, and it’s near impossible to resist them. That said, it’s Read More