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03 November, 2015

#LegendOrganic Organic Ceremonial Grade Matcha Tea #Review

     Remember the post I made recently about Matcha tea?  It's a really earthy tea with an insane amount of antioxidants.  Specifically, it has the potent cancer fighting antioxidant EGCg.  I've talked about all it's awesome health benefits in other posts, and I swear, I'm not out campaigning for it or anything, but I do want to tell you about another good brand of it, so here's a reminder:
  • Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
  • Boosts metabolism and burns calories
  • Detoxifies effectively and naturally
  • Calms the mind and relaxes the body
  • Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins
  • Enhances mood and aids in concentration
  • Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
  • Prevents disease
  • Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
     Matcha tea has a taste that's very grassy, or maybe like what you'd expect seaweed to taste like.  It's a little hard to take in the first few time trying it and I find it best to drink it like a shot, as opposed to gently sipping on it like you would normal tea.  The tea I'm trying this week is Legend Organic Premium Organic Matcha, Ceremonial Grade. You prepare it by whisking 1/2 - 1 tsp into anywhere between 2 oz or 8 oz of hot water, depending on your preference.  I'm still trying to find my favorite way to drink it, but for now, I use about 1/2 tsp in 2 -3 oz. water.  I'm going to explore mixing it into hot milk at some point.  I've also tried it with honey, which is pretty yummy.
     Legend Organic Matcha comes in a sealed 1 oz. tin with screw on lid.   1 oz. might seem like a small amount, but it's enough for about 12 cups, which is about what you'd get buying a box of K-cups or a box of hot cocoa packets.  If you have a few cups a week, there's almost a month's worth in this tin.
     The seal comes in the form of a pop tab.  After that, the inside of the screw on lid also has a rubbery seal to keep it extra fresh.  Compared to other brands, this is the darkest and richest color I have tried, leading to the assumption that it's also likely the purest in quality.  What makes matcha different than other green teas is that it uses the whole leaf, not just whatever is leached into the water through steeping.  The leaf is ground up, chlorophyll and all.  That's why it's so green.
     Did you know that chlorophyll is a detoxifying agent?  True!  It helps the body get rid of toxins and other nasty stuff.  Check out what matchasource.com says about it:

HOW DOES CHLOROPHYLL-RICH MATCHA HELP ME DETOX?

Green is truly the color of health. Matcha helps to safely cleanse and purge the body of harmful elements. Chlorophyll the element that gives green tea and other plants their signature verdant color is also a powerful detoxifier, helping to eliminate both chemicals and heavy metals from the body. And because matcha is carefully shade-grown, it is substantially richer in chlorophyll than other green teas, making it a superior daily detox.
 
     I find with this particular brand that the powder can be a bit cakey or clumpy, so you'll need that matcha whisk or a sifter.  I did use a frother to mix the drink and ended up with some clumps.  If you're drinking it like a shot, the clumps won't bother much, but I'd still suggest a whisk. 
Whoops!  Sorry about that, Boog!
     I recommend that you at least give matcha a try, but remember... only one cup a day max because it does contain more lead than other teas.  And if you're going to try matcha, Legend Organic matcha is a good one to try!  Have you ever tried it?
     To learn more, check out Legend Organic on Amazon.

Except for the product(s) given to me for the purpose of reviewing, I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

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