Saturday, July 5, 2014

Matcha DNA Organic Black Matcha Tea Review + Giveaway! (International)


Matcha DNA™ tea is organically grown and hand picked. It can been made as delicious tea, latte, martini or used in food like green tea ice cream and cooking.

Few people know that the current practice of drinking powdered tea in the Japanese tea ceremony is actually from the song dynasty in China. It dates back to over 1,000 years ago. This practice was carried on in Japan and is now considered a pillar of Japanese culture.

Today, once again high quality Matcha is being made in China. The tea has a slightly different character than its Japanese counterpart. Both teas have a deep green color and thick, savory taste and texture. Both are high in EGCG and antioxidants.
However, our Chinese Matcha DNA™ is smoother, without the bitterness, and has rich, smooth and fresh taste unlike any other!

Review


I'm a huge tea fanatic—green tea being my absolute favorite—so it was nice to be able to try Match DNA's black matcha, which is basically a blend of smooth green and black tea powders.

Green tea powders are so versatile. You can make tea with them (obviously), but also use them for lattes (green tea latte, be still my heart!), baking, and dessert toppings. This black matcha is blackish-brown in color because of its black tea components, so it isn't as attractive as green matcha, but it tastes pretty identical. There are some deeper black tea flavors, and also a higher caffeine content, but other than that, I thought it tasted similar to regular green matcha powder.

I have a hot cup of tea every morning, so I've been using Matcha DNA for the past week. A little goes a long way with this powder; just half a teaspoon into a cup of hot water makes a fabulous cup of green/black tea. It's a 10-oz. bag, so I can see this stuff lasting forever! The powder dissolves quickly because of how fine it is, and the tea tastes like your regular teabag tea—but there's no fuss with steeping too long or the tea becoming bitter. I love that! One cool way I love using this product is as a topping for regular vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream; it tastes like green tea ice cream, but without the added sugar or calories.

Giveaway!


One of my beautiful readers will get the opportunity to try Matcha DNA's Organic Black Matcha Tea themselves—Books à la Mode is giving away one full-size bag! To enter, all you have to do is tell me:
Are you a tea drinker? What's your favorite tea flavor and brand?
I'm a sucker for green tea, and I love Teavana, Tazo, and Peet's! Yum yum yum!

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the company—a huge thank you to Matcha DNA!
Giveaway ends July 19th at 11.59 PM (your time).
Open internationally—woohoo! That means anyone in the world can enter!
Void where prohibited.
Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize once they are chosen, or else their winnings will be forfeited.
Although I do randomly select winners, I am in no way responsible for prizes, nor for shipping and handling.
As a reminder, you do not have to follow my blog to enter, though it is always very much appreciated ❤
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary sample of Matcha DNA Organic Black Matcha Tea using Tomoson.com in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I was not compensated to write a positive review, nor was I sponsored in any way. All thoughts are mine and mine alone.