Match & my Macbook in moody lighting :-)
My order in I forgot about it until it arrived Friday 02 Feb - I had to give it a try IMMEDIATELY! I perused the instructions and decided on a "Matcha Latte". It was scrummy and within about 30 minutes I was feeling the kick so to say; not heart racing/palpitating like if I have had Guarana, nope this was just a great energy buzz. This was around 11am, it was great and lasted until around 5pm when above all things I needed it most ... for my run ... I need better timing ;-)
Saturday: I didn't have any.
Sunday: I made another Matcha Latte about 20 minutes before my 12 mile run, I think it helped - I only needed 2 shot bloks and that was because I felt more hungry than anything - so this may become a regular PreRun shot :-)
I've had a variety of concoctions over the weeks but I don't seem to drink a cup EVERY day which now means my tin is WAY over expiration date (use within 30 days of opening), I am chancing my arm and still using it double the time after opening .... it was too expensive not to (I'm a miser ;-)). I can't say if its potency has diminished because I have had it on days I have had to take antihistamines which normally knock me out.
It also works quite nicely with Kara Coconut Milk as a latte but the milk doesn't froth the same way cows milk froths but the taste is similar. My least favourite mix would have been the one I did with cream, I think the cream was too thick for the powder to dissolve in to it??!!
It was GROSS!
Even though it is pricy (£25 for a 30g box) I'll keep drinking it because I think I benefit form the extra energy although the odd lump makes it grotty its worth it. When I do long runs or cycles I think it will be invaluable as a pre workout staple.
Disclaimer: As usual, I bought this product, I was not compensated in any way for this review.