Go Matcha Go {Giveaway}: My Favorite Cold Weather Energizer

by TaylorR

Now that the mornings are pretty chilly, I need something to warm my insides to have some sort of pep in my step before heading out to teach boot camps.

Insert Matcha!

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This isn’t the first time I have mentioned Matcha here on Lifting Revolution (and likely not the last). Matcha and I go way back. It just so happens to be one of my favorite hot beverages and is what I prefer to grab when I need a mid day pick me up.

Heck, I even made a video about it some time back.

Seriously, I love this stuff.

What is Matcha? 

Matcha is basically high grade green tea leaves (Gyokuro) stone ground into a powder. We all know that green tea is great for us, but when you seep it you’re only going to get the benefits that come out into your hot water, right? But what about if you actually ingest the leaves?

Then you know you’re getting all the benefits that green tea has to offer.

To be honest, I love hot tea but I am very picky. I prefer more creamy drinks like coffee (you know my latte addiction). And that’s what got me into drinking Matcha.

I wanted to like green tea more. About a year ago, I heard of this stuff and decided to give it a go.

It’s creamy, vibrant and full of flavor. To be honest Matcha has a subtle sweetness that I haven’t tasted in “normal” green tea.

When Go Matcha Go contacted me a few weeks ago asking if I would like to give their brand a try, I jumped at the opportunity. BUT only if they would allow me to share with my friends (you)… but I’ll get there in a second.
They said yes, and I was stoked when my bags of green powder arrived. They had several different flavors ranging from traditional Matcha to Chocolate Matcha! I have to say my favorite was the Gingko Biloba and Gineng (perhaps because it made me feel like I might get smarter just from drinking it?).

I have heard and read the benefits of Matcha over and over again, but of course I picked up their pamphlet and give it a good read through.

Health benefits include: 

  • Energy stimulation (slow released caffeine)
  • Weight loss (increased metabolism)
  • Mood enhancement (when drinking such a vibrant green drink, how can you not become a bit brighter?)
  • Improved sexual performance (this is a new one to me)
  • Anti-aging
  • Body detox
  • Cancer fighting
  • Diabetes fighting (helps control blood sugar and insulin)
  • High blood pressure fighting

Usages of Matcha: 

  • Drinks (duh) hot and cold. I like to put a 1/2 tsp in my shakes.
  • Foods. If you see green tea ice cream, cakes, etc, Matcha was used
  • Bath & Body. Apparently you can make facemasks, scrubs, lotions and soaps.
I have baked with Matcha a few times now, have you seen my green tea cake?
Check out the recipe~ it was really yum!

Matcha Fun Facts:

  •  It’s the ceremonial tea of Buddhist Monks.
  • One cup of Matcha is equal to drinking 20 cups of standard tea.
  • I have 4 free Go Matcha Go teas to give away!
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Matcha Giveaway & Discount

Yup, I just said that! I love Matcha (clearly) but I won’t lie, it can be expensive because it is so rare. So having the ability to do a giveaway of Go Matcha Go… I feel like Santa Clause!

The giveaway will run until Thursday, October 25th 12pm.

  • To enter just leave a comment below telling me your favorite cold weather beverage!
  • To get another entry “like” both the Go Matcha Go Facebook Page & Lifting Revolution’s (just leave a comment below telling me you did that)
  • To get a 3rd entry, retweet this giveaway (right on the left hand side)!

Along with the giveaway Go Matcha Go is also offering 25% off for all Lifting Revolution readers! This is so awesome and yes, I am taking advantage of it, lol. Just use the code “LiftingRevolution” at checkout over on their website, Go Matcha Go!

  • Have you had Matcha before? 

I was not compensated for this post. I received samples for review and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

LynMcQ October 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

I love the teas from DAVIDsTEA, especially the Chocolate Cake flavor. Would love to try matcha though!

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 9:51 am

Ooo, that sounds delish! I’ll have to check it out!

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Lori Whitecar October 23, 2012 at 9:36 am

Hot coffee and cream.

Thanks,
Lori

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Lauren October 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

In cold weather, I drink various hot teas before bed every night. Matcha would be great for the morning though!

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

Definitely a great morning drink!

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Suzanne October 23, 2012 at 10:04 am

I have never tried Matcha, but I REALLY wanna! I liked their FB page and shared om my FB page (because I’m not a tweeter).

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Kelsey October 23, 2012 at 10:10 am

I love Argo Tea’s Pumpkin Spice Chai Lattes (sugar free and soy) :) Delicious!

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Tracey October 23, 2012 at 10:13 am

I love hot coffee with cream.

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Divya @ Eat.Teach.Blog. October 23, 2012 at 10:18 am

Yum , their chocolate one sounds good!

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 10:36 am

Oh it is! lol. Anything chocolate makes me happy.

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Nadia A October 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

I love a warm chai tea latte on a cold day!

I liked both facebook pages:)

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 10:35 am

I love Chai too!

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Angela Keen October 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

Homemade Cafe Mocha’s with skim milk and stevia! Yum! but with all the hype about green tea I would like to give Matcha a try!

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Melissa Luebke October 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

Well there’s a difference between my favorite cold weather drink and my go-to cold weather drink. My FAVORITE is Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Yikes, have some calories. My go-to is just plain coffee with skim milk. Boring, but healthier. I’ve never even heard of Matcha until your post, I like green tea, but prefer creamier drinks as opposed to watery. I’m off to Google Matcha!

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Gbea October 23, 2012 at 10:28 am

I’m boring and just like plain, old black coffee (even when it’s hot out). But, I’ve been trying to drink more green tea and have read that Matcha is the best kind – especially if you have acne problems.

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

Might sound boring but it’s better than drinking a 200 calorie latte drink!

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Melissa Luebke October 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

There’s a difference between my FAVORITE cold weather drink and my go-to cold weather drink. My favorite is Starbucks Pumpkin Spiced Latte. YIKES, have some calories. My go-to is just plain coffee with skim milk. Boring, but my waste-line appreciates it. I’ve never heard of Matcha until this post. I do like green tea, but I too prefer a creamy drink and tea is just too watery. Thanks for the great giveaway. I’ve liked the Go Matcha Go FB page and Lifting Revolution, and retweeted!

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 10:34 am

I am boring too. For that same yum taste sometimes I get a Pike Place coffee with 1 pump pumpkin spice. Just enough to get the flavors without the latte calories.

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Elizabeth October 23, 2012 at 10:54 am

Mmmm…A cup of hot Assam tea with cream and sugar is my go-to morning tea. When I want to splurge a little though I go for a decaf latte w/ raspberry flavor! Yummmm!

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Elizabeth October 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

Oh, I also liked Go Matcha Go on Facebook :)

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Shaunna@mamas13minutemile October 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

I go to STarbucks way too often in the winter for the salted caramel mocha!

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Stefanie Tummolo October 23, 2012 at 11:16 am

Hello!! My all time favorite cold weather drinks have to be a skinny vanilla latte from Starbucks and chai tea with creamer. Yuuuum…Now I’m thirsty :) I “liked” the Go Matcha Go page on Facebook as well as the Lifting Revolution. Thank you!!
-Stefanie

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Tami Stubbs October 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

I’m a coffee with cream girl!!! Love my coffee…but I am extremely willing to try something new and healthy!!!
Tami

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Therese October 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I love spicy tea in the morning but would love to try Matcha!

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Amy S. October 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I love coffee & hot chocolate so I make a cup of regular coffee and add a little chocolate syrup, sometimes I sprinkle a little nutmeg and cinnamon as well. So yummy on snowy days!

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Kris October 23, 2012 at 1:06 pm

My favorite coldweather beverage is coffee with kulua.. (just a little :) ) or peppermint mocha. I am a regular coffee drinker of 1 glass in the a.m. but the peppermint warms in my opinion.

I liked both facebook pages.

thanks,
Kris

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Stephanie J. October 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

hot mulled cider! : )

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Jenelle October 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm

My fav cold weather drink would be tea!

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Jenelle October 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

I tweeted!

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Leslie October 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm

My favourite would be a big mug of hot honey lemon tea

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Jennifer D. October 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

My favorite cold weather beverage is a green tea latte. Haven’t tried matcha, but your description has peaked my interest!

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Sara P. October 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I love Chai!!

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Kayci October 23, 2012 at 2:04 pm

my fav cold weather drink is definitely a soy cafe au lait. i cant give it up!!

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abby October 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I like mixing my morning coffee with almond/coconut milk and a dash (ok, a HEAVY dash) of cinnamon…YUM! Light and tasty!

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

I love cinnamon in my coffee! Plus it’s so good for you and controlling blood pressure! Don’t try feel bad about a hefty dash! :)

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Candace October 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Ugh..I’m so boring. My go to cold weather beverage is simply coffee. Like you, l am also a picky person and really only care for creamy beverages. I am really trying to eat healthier (finally found a yogurt that I don’t hate, but still working on liking oatmeal) and really want to like green tea, but just haven’t found one that I care to drink. I’m hoping that Matcha will change that for me and will be my new favorite drink.

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Priscilla P October 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I love matcha!
My favorite cold weather beverages: latte, london fog (earl grey tea with steamed milk) or coffee with a splash of milk :)

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lynn October 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

I love white hot chocolate when its cold outside

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Jaclyn October 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Either a Soy Vanilla Latte or Chai Latte~! {Homemade or from Starbucks} ;D

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Linda Turner October 23, 2012 at 6:24 pm

I love a Starbuck green tea frappucino. (YES, the calories are outstanding) However, I only have one every few weeks. However, I love the green tea flavor and even will drink a green tea latte. Both are excellent. I am in the seventh week of a strenous ten week boot camp. The matcha powder would be an excellent drink before working out at 5 am in the morning.
I liked Go Matcha Go, Lifting Revolution, and would love to win the powder.

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TaylorR October 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm

I love the green tea frapp too, was very disappointed when I found the stats out :( but a great treat! I love the hot green tea latte there too.

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mirella October 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I love Matcha tea, i’ve tried it before and love the benefits.!!!

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mirella October 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I love coffe and Matcha tea, i’ve tried it before and love the benefits.!!!

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Kelsey October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I retweeted your post! Can’t wait to order some Machta!

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Hannah Hingtgen October 23, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Chai Tea :-)

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Hannah Hingtgen October 23, 2012 at 8:42 pm

P.S. I liked both Facebook pages!

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Megan October 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm

don’t really get a lot of “cold” weather down here in New Orleans, but I love hot chicory coffee with turbinado. yuuuummmm

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Eva October 24, 2012 at 12:42 am

My favorite cold weather beverage is Matcha Milk! It is so creamy and good! Basically just matcha with creamer mixed in!

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Jordan October 24, 2012 at 11:31 am

My favourite cold weather beverage would be hot spiced apple cider – I’d love to try matcha in latte style drinks (as well as that cake recipe!) because I’m now on a keto diet for epilepsy and can’t have apple cider :(

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Ashley pomes October 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

My favorite cold weather beverage is hot chocolate for sure. It’s so comforting

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Amanda @ Run Principessa October 24, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I want to like green tea so badly and this seems like an AWESOME step. As far as cold weather goes, I have to jump on the latte obsessed train. ;)

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Joanna Broadbent October 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I love hot coffee, hot chocolate, and hot tea!

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Joanna Broadbent October 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm

I liked Go Matcha Go on Facebook

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Joanna Broadbent October 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

I liked your facebook

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Joanna Broadbent October 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm
Claire October 24, 2012 at 10:52 pm

Definitely coffee! But I like that year round ;)

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Brigitte October 25, 2012 at 12:44 am

I love me some chai tea! I like how all the different spices make me feel all warm.

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Brigitte October 25, 2012 at 12:48 am

I liked the facebook pages for you and GO Matcha GO.

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Kirami October 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

In the evening I like any kind of tea or hot chocolate made using just cocoa powder and a little sugar.

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kia October 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

I love hot tart cherry juice with real whipped cream and a couple of dark chocolate shavings

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TaylorR October 25, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Kia, that sounds amazing! That sounds like a Starbucks pitch!

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EMS Training January 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Macha smoothies are my fav!

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