Since I stopped drinking coffee, I have been drinking a cup of green tea every morning. I tried Matcha Green Tea for the first time last year, and I fell in love. When I ran out, I never stocked back up, but I always order a Matcha Green Tea Latte (with almond milk) at the local coffee shop.
For some reason, I always feel so much more alert and motivated after a cup of Matcha, but I never get that uncomfortable jittery feeling that I get from coffee. So, I was very interested to learn about Matcha DNA, a brand of Matcha tea that originates in China rather than Japan.
One glass of Matcha DNA may be the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. Matcha DNA also has a much higher ORAC antioxidant value than both pomegranates and blueberries.
It’s unfortunate, but it’s very hard to trust any food or beverage product that is grown in Japan now due to radiation concerns. I didn’t know that Matcha was also consumed in China. According to the Matcha DNA package, the current practice of drinking powdered tea in the Japanese tea ceremony is actually from the Song dynasty in China more than 1,000 years ago.
Matcha DNA comes in individual serving packages, which is actually much more convenient than trying to measure out the right amount of powder. More is in each package than I thought on first glance.
I brewed my first Matcha green tea latte with the Matcha DNA and was delighted by how smooth it is. The Matcha from the local coffee shop is not nearly as smooth – I always end up feeling like I’m choking down tea leaves at the end.
While the green color wasn’t as vibrant in the Matcha DNA as Matchas I have tried in the past, the flavor was great. There was no bitter taste and with just a touch of honey the flavor was perfect.
If you’re looking to switch to something other than coffee in the mornings, check out Matcha DNA. It will make you feel alert, focused and ready for your day. It can be purchased on the Matcha DNA website or on [simpleazon-link asin=”B009PARMMA” locale=”us”]Amazon.com[/simpleazon-link].