Here is the sample of the organic uji matcha product I purchased from Tokyo Matcha Selection online. It is manufactured from Ogura, Uji-Kyoto, Japan. You probably saw one of these on the internet. It is available from various resources online. Most of them offering this type of product are from Japan. You can see them in Japanese stores too.
When I ordered, it took the product to reach me almost two months. I was wondering why it took that long. Not until I read online resources that during the season from March to May orders get heavy and busy. Small to large orders go in and out of Japan. I panicked at some point and glad at the same time when I received my orders.
Kyoto has been popular for manufacturing matcha tea and widely known harvesting green tea. The largest companies who cultivates matcha tea products are from Kyoto. Other companies you have heard are from Shizuokoa, Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, and Nishio. This brand is different from the other matcha tea I have tasted.
If I would rate the astringency level from one to five where one means it has less astringency and five means it has more astringency to its taste. I would rate it four. You can really taste the bold flavor of the tea. I love it in a way when I drink it in shots. It gives me that extra kick during the afternoon when I feel sleepy.
It gives me the impression that organic types can be strong. Strong in flavor and taste. This make has passed the JAS and JONA standards meaning it is safe to drink. I would recommend this to beginner’s and it would make a perfect practice ceremony tea.
My overall rating is 8/10. I am not really a fan of tea that has high levels of astringency. This is my personal review of this grade. I love the sweet ones that I was hoping to find for my next reviews.
Fitness goals are not complete without developing a matcha habit. Some of us have goals and some do not. It is easy to say what we really want than taking action. We take action by taking the necessary steps to be healthy and fit. Matcha tea has made its way to our homes and our hearts. It influences every person to choose a matcha for a healthy lifestyle. The question is how to make matcha a fitness habit.
Fitness experts have different ways to integrate matcha tea into our daily routine. Here are ways to get creative and adapt the matcha habit.
Drink matcha tea-like coffee every morning. Matcha tea helps you to get a fresh start. You know that matcha caffeine effect 4-6 hours a day. It will help you to get rid of the early morning stress syndrome or I need to wake up feeling. It will boost your focus and concentration throughout the day.
Before you start an exercise program and routine, prepare a matcha drink that will aid as water during the activity.
Mix your matcha drink with healthy meals. Like early morning toast, smoothie bowl and fruit meals. Skip the matcha drink with cream that will break your fitness goals. Balance matcha with meals that have less sugar, less carbohydrates and oil.
Food made from matcha can be good for you. Consume sweets, baked goods and lifestyle drinks made in matcha tea in moderation.
Exercise more every other day. While you rest in between make sure to drink your matcha during your exercise intervals.
Lastly, observe your body and the results you get for a one or two. Notice any difference? If you do then you are on the right track. If you are not, better plan your meals. Make sure you eat in moderation and get more exercise. Never blame your excuses and other things that are blocking your path on your way to your goals. It is not somebody elses fault if you are not making progress. It is your matcha habit to create.