Review: Kiss Me Organics Matcha & Giveway

***UPDATE*** After much delay (sorry about that folks) we have a winner!!! (Drum roll, please…) And the winner is: Chelle!  Thank you to everyone who entered and Chelle we will be contacting you about receiving your winnings!

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Matcha Green Tea Giveaway! Just comment for a chance to win. (see below)

Mandatory Entry: What is your favorite way to use matcha? Do you drink matcha lattes, add match to smoothies or do you prefer to bake with matcha? (comment to tell us)

(One Extra Entry for Each – comment once for each entry to let us know!)
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Remember, each entry must be left in a separate comment. A winning comment will be chosen at random at noon on 4/4. The winner has 48 hours to reply and claim their prize before a new winner is selected.Only U.S. residents can win but others are welcome to comment.*This giveaway is sponsored. We were given enough product to sample & giveaway from Kiss Me Organics.

Our Review & Overall Rating:
Taste: 5 of 5 leaves – Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 — this tea is a bit delicate.
Abby says:
Served: Matcha latte using Kiss Me Organics recipe (see @ bottom of post)
Tea lesson: matcha is finely ground green tea leaves. To be called matcha the powder should come from high quality green tea.  This yields a beautifully rich, emerald-green powder used in Japanese tea ceremonies and also for matcha lattes and cooking and baking.  In cooking and baking matcha provides a distinct flavor, but also adds color. Because it is ground tea leaves, matcha is more potent that loose leaf tea.
Kiss Me Organics is just what I look for in a high quality matcha.  It has a bright, deep green pigment and a distinct matcha tea aroma when you open the bag. This is strong stuff. It is also USDA certified organic and we LOVE that! My matcha latte turned out to be delicious, and very pretty. It has that classic matcha grassy, earthy flavor and the almond milk I used added a nice nutty and sweet  taste.  My latte was so tasty, that I am looking forward to trying some other recipes using matcha. I’ll be sure to post those experiments too!  In the mean time check out the recipe I used for my match latte (below).

Taste: 5 of 5 leaves – Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 — this tea is a bit delicate.

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Katie says:

Served: As a tea latte, I used our Starbucks copycat recipe but doubled the sugar since Kiss me Organics matcha is unsweetened and I used a sweet matcha powder with the original recipe.

Ditto what Abby said about we LOVE that this tea is organic and it is GREEN! It you are drinking this as hot tea I highly reccomend a whisk like this bamboo tea whisk to blend matcha into the hot water.

I really enjoy this particular matcha as an iced tea or in baking. It has a very strong green almost grassy taste. This means it holds it flavor well when blended with milk (I used coconut & almond) or in baked goods! Keep a look out for recipes for matcha biscuits & green tea chocolate truffles later this week.

Taste: 5 of 5 leaves – Outstanding! A MUST try.
Steepability: 3 of 5 — this tea is a bit delicate.

*Please note that we are just as critical of free teas as the ones we purchase. If we get a sample we don’t like we won’t include it on our blog.

Kiss Me Organics Green Tea Latte Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 tsp. Matcha powder
¾ cup almond milk (or soy or cow or goat milk)
¼ cup boiling water
1 tsp. agave syrup (I used honey)
Instructions:
1. Place matcha in the bottom of a coffee mug or other heat-proof cup.
2. Bring almond milk to a simmer in a small pot.
3. Whisk boiling water slowly with the matcha powder in the mug, then pour in almond milk. Tip the cup to up the foam factor.
4. Sweeten with agave syrup if desired.

 

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21 responses to “Review: Kiss Me Organics Matcha & Giveway

  1. I already follow on FB!

  2. I already follow on Twitter!

  3. I told everyone on FB about the product. I want to make green tea lattes this summer!

  4. I shared the giveaway on FB too. Matcha frosting also intrigues me.

  5. I haven’t made anything with matcha myself, but I do love green tea lattes, so I will need to try making my own sometime!

  6. My favorite thing to make with matcha is matcha sugar scrub with coconut oil!

  7. I love using matcha anyway I can! At least anyway that involves eating or drinking it 🙂

  8. Already following on twitter (@soggyenderman)

  9. I’ve recently tried matcha and I usually have it in cold milk.
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  10. I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  11. I “like” your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

  12. Pingback: Matcha Biscuit Recipe (From Kiss Me Organics) | Delecteable

  13. joseph gursky

    i’ve never used matcha before but im curious. and will totally try some if i win 🙂

  14. My favourite way to use matcha is to make my own homemade matcha lattes (I even have my own handheld frother to get the milk on top all frothy). I use 1 tsp of matcha, turn it into a paste with some hot water and add either hot or cold frothed milk to the top with a drizzle of agave syrup! Soo delicious!

  15. I followed you on twitter (@Julie_Anne)

  16. I liked you on Facebook (julie.mitchell.54)

  17. Karen Phillips

    Although I am a big tea fan I’ve never tried matcha yet. All the ways sound delicious! I think my favorite way to drink matcha will be in a smoothie.

  18. What’s the difference this matcha and green tea powder?

  19. Yay for matcha! Love it!

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