Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Culinary Grade Matcha

Midori Spring ECO Class Culinary Grade Matcha

When I first came across Matcha all I really knew about it was Starbucks makes a green tea Frappuccino with it.  I did a little research and found that it's a finely ground powder from green tea leaves that were grown in the shade. It has many health benefits and due to the vibrant color is used to dye food and drinks. I was very interested to try Midori Spring ECO Class Culinary Grade Matcha as I do love green tea and experimenting with cooking.

  • INGREDIENT AND CULINARY QUALITY ✪ For the Matcha enthusiasts who are looking for the most flavorful Japanese Organic Matcha powder for cooking, baking, and mixed beverages. Eco Class is olive in color, fresh, and with very earthy flavors.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY and FRESHNESS GUARANTEED ✪ Sourced from the most prestigious tea gardens in Nishio Japan, our leaves are Shade Grown and nurtured in facilities designed to MAXIMIZE the oxygen flow to the roots. The tea leaves are hand picked, and then immediately steamed and cooled to SEAL IN the freshness of the Tencha.
  • DAILY ENERGY ✪ Our Culinary grade Matcha is known to contain high L-theanine levels and over 137x the EGCG levels that of regular steeped tea. With only 1/3 the caffeine of coffee, matcha can be mixed with your favorite smoothie to provides a great source of natural energy (without the JITTERS). Used regularly by Zen monks to improve their mental focus while keeping a calm and relaxed body.
  • USDA ORGANIC & KOSHER CERTIFIED ✪ Certified by WSDA, Seattle Va'ad Kosher Certified, Vegan Certified by Vegan Action. Midori Spring Organic Eco Class Matcha is also GLUTEN FREE, GMO FREE, and contains no pesticides, soy, wheat of any kind. With our ever changing environment, we perform heavy metals and radiation tests to ensure our Organic Matcha is of the highest quality and 100% safe for consumption.
Match with lime juice
I used my Matcha in a few different ways. First I went very simple with a small scoop of Matcha into 16oz of water a small squeeze of lime juice and a packet of Truvia. I really enjoyed it, however I really enjoy green tea. My boyfriend found it to taste like grass. I've tried this mix with both lemon and lime juice, I prefer the lime juice as it brings out a better flavor.

Strawberry Kiwi Matcha

My second concoction was more like a smoothie (without milk). I tossed in a few ice cubes, 1 1/2 tsp of match, one kiwi and three strawberries to 12oz of water. I really enjoyed this, the fruit naturally sweetened the matcha and gave it more flavor.

I also cooked with the Matcha to see how it would taste in food. I made an Matcha omelet!

Matcha Omelet Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tps Matcha
  • 1 tps milk
  • Coconut oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Add all ingredients together and mix

The matcha gives the mix a very vibrant color

Pour into a pan with a bit of coconut oil

Flip when ready!

The omelet came out pretty good, and better with a dose of hot sauce on it! Plus the color was really cool, GREEN EGGS!

This Matcha was really fun to work with and it helps that I enjoyed the taste, if you like green tea you'd enjoy Matcha. If you like the color green, you'd love Matcha. Midori Spring also supplied me with a few Match resources including additional recipes and information for anyone interested in learning more:

I received these products for free or at a highly discounted price in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However all opinions are my own.

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