6/26/2014

Organic Black Matcha Tea "As seen on Oz" Review + Giveaway


I'm sure you have all heard of green tea you might even drink it on a regular basis.  I have been able to try the Organic Black Matcha Tea.  I enjoy a green tea on occasion but this one is unlike any I have ever had.



The powder is fine in texture and easy to mix.  You can either wisk it or stir until completely disolved.  And it only takes about 1/2 tsp for a cup.



The Organic Black Matcha Tea was a lot better than what I expected especially when I saw what it looked like once fixed.  To me it looked to be a really strong cup of regular tea.


I don't normally add any sweeteners to  my tea when I drink it hot. This wasn't any different. It had a nice smooth taste to it which for me made it nice because I enjoy having a nice cup of hot tea in the evenings.  You can always add a sweetener to it if you prefer, everyone's taste is different.

Benefits of Green Tea as gotten from WebMd.com:

Green tea is so good for you that it's even got researchers raving.
"It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He's a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. "Green tea is beyond a super food."
In the past 20 years, thousands of studies have shown green tea’s benefits.
Healthy Cells
Why is green tea so good for you? "It's all about the catechin content," says Beth Reardon, RD, a Boston nutritionist. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not processed much before it is poured in your cup, so it is rich in catechins.
Healthy Heart
Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure.
Brain Health
What’s good for the heart is usually good for the brain; your brain needs healthy blood vessels, too. In one Swiss study, MRIs revealed that people who drank green tea had greater activity in the working-memory area of their brains. Green tea has also been shown to help block the formation of plaques that are linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Diabetes
Green tea seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes. Because catechins lower cholesterol and blood pressure, they can help protect against the damage a high-fat diet can cause, Ochner says.
Weight Loss
Green tea can help increase and even change your metabolism, so you burn more calories from fat. Studies show that green tea can also help you keep weight off once you’ve lost it.
It's a smart swap for sugary drinks. "All things being equal, if you sub 1-2 cups of green tea for one can of soda, over the next year you'd save over 50,000 calories," Ochner says. That's more than 15 pounds.
Cancer Role
Studies on green tea’s impact on cancer have been mixed. But green tea is known to aid healthy cells in all stages of growth. There are some indications green tea may help destroy cancer cells.
Less Stress
Sipping tea helps you slow down and relax, Reardon says. An amino acid called theanine found in green tea can provide a calming effect.


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