This spring I decided I wanted to clean up my morning routine by switching over from coffee to tea. I have nothing against coffee at all but it just hadn’t been sitting well or satisfying to me in the mornings. I don’t love hot tea first thing which is strange considering my typical Americano that I make. So I made up my mind and chose matcha to start my day because I like it iced and I like the amount of caffeine it has. I was not disappointed in the least. I have written about my love of matcha before and will often make it in the afternoon when I need a boost or when I want to eat something and know I don’t need to. It always gives me great energy to get a task or workout done. I am hooked.
Well, now I am hooked on it as my morning ritual. I was so blown away by the clean energy I felt. I am not one to take energy pills or to drink loads of caffeine since I get nervous and jittery. Matcha has around 70 mg of caffeine per eight ounce cup which is 1/4 of the caffeine in a typical tall Starbucks drip coffee. I cannot tell you how amazed I was at the cleanest and healthiest energy I felt. The amount of anti-oxidants in one serving of matcha is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea, making it a cancer-fighting, fat burning, anti-aging, power packed superfood. I make mine iced and actually sometimes add a little bit of Nu Naturals Stevia to it. My five year old even loves it. He helps me make it in my matcha bowl.
My favorite brand I have tried so far has been Organic Ceremonial Matcha by DoMatcha. At around $34.00 a tin for 25 servings, it is by no means cheap. However, I feel like it is so delicious and so healthy that I am willing to pay a little more for quality. I have tried the cheaper versions (like 2nd Harvest) and other brands and this, by far, is my favorite. I have no problem mixing the powder as I have with other brands and it has no bitter taste. Domatcha, as it name states, specializes in matcha teas. I feel that anytime someone specializes in something, they stand to excel. I am thrilled to have found this brand of matcha!
We have been in touch with DoMatcha and they have been gracious enough to extend a discount from now until 8/31/2014 for SBF followers so that you can enjoy 20% off any purchase you make from domatcha.com during this time! You will use promo code: SBF20 when checking out.
What’s more? They are going to give one of these amazing tins of Organic Ceremonial Matcha PLUS a matcha whisk and whisk stand to one of you! All you have to do is leave a comment below (and on my Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram (suzannebowenfitness), etc) with why you would love to try it and include #SBFmatcha or #suzannebowenfitness. We will choose a winner on Friday, June 13!
Please note that no one at SBF is an affiliate of this company and stands to gain no income from this review. This is simply an honest review of a brand of matcha I love!
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