Review of Organic Matcha from Kiss Me Organics (Canada)

This is a really long overdue review.  I mean, really long.  I was contacted by the company some months ago to do a review and well, life got in the way.  Although I love matcha, I don’t use it often in baking or cooking and with a new baby, I just didn’t have a lot of time to experiment.  And I forget.  So here it is finally!

If you use matcha powder, you know that every brand is different and the prices range greatly.  The last container I bought was a tiny little 40g canister for $7 and it was the Uji type from Japan.  When Kiss Me Organics contacted me and see if I want to try their USDA organic matcha powder, I was pretty excited.

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Here is the package.  You also get an eBook with the purchase of this product that contains recipes and uses for the matcha powder.  I like that it’s in a resealable pouch.

So first things first, here’s a closer look of the actual powder:

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It’s a yellowish green hue, very fine texture and is fragrant.

Here’s some of the things I have done with it:

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Simple tea test.  Personally I prefer my green tea to be in the leaf form but I do have to try the powder this way as well.  Not bad.  Mildly fragrant.  Smooth and not bitter.  I have some super strong bitter matcha powder from Taiwan that is quite difficult to drink so this is a nice surprise!

Next, add it to my almond milk…

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There is definitely still matcha flavor but not as strong, mainly because it is added to a cold drink.  So yes to taste, no to smell.

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I got a friend to incorporate it into buttercream icing for cupcakes, and it turned out really well! It’s a nice color and very good flavor.

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I then incorporate them into my matcha cookies and mmmmm.  Great flavor.  Really fragrant.  I only wish the color was a bit more vibrant on my cookies!

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I thought I’d do something savoury so I tried a matcha butter sauce to be used with protein (I went with chicken).  I noticed that the color turned into a really dark green once it was cooked but did not affect the taste.

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Matcha butter – try it on bread or scones!

I will update this post as I continue to try more recipes.   I didn’t want to do just smoothies (you can’t even see it in the smoothie once it’s blended in anyway) so I was looking for ways to actually showcase the matcha.  Overall I think this matcha powder is great for baking (as it is culinary grade), and it taste pretty decent as a tea.  I also learned that the company has a ceremonial grade matcha powder as well and I think I may give it a try after I’m done this pouch.  I think for the price this is a great buy given that it is organic and it is quite a huge bag which will last you quite some time!

You can buy this product here: http://www.amazon.ca/Matcha-Green-Tea-Powder-Antioxidant/dp/B00DDT116M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1429896317&sr=8-1&keywords=matcha+powder

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