As an avid tea drinker (I prefer green, peppermint, nettle tea rather than traditional breakfast tea). I have been hearing some really good things about Matcha Green Tea. I was keen to try it.
I decided to research more about Matcha Green Tea and have found that it’s claims to bring about increased energy, provides a boost to the metabolism not forgetting improvements for the skin.
Matcha green tea is normally purchased in powder form, the process used to make Matcha Green Tea can be read here
I have also learned that there are different types of this tea. Food, Normal or Ceremonial grade.
Food grade tends to be less expensive and is recommended for use in smoothies or as an ingredient to be added with other foods. Normal grade worthy of drinking however the taste quality may not be to everyone’s liking and Ceremonial grade also worthy of drinking and known to be the creme de la creme of the Matcha Green Tea world because it’s made from higher quality leaves.
Being a green tea drinker I was quite excited to have it arrive once I placed my order. After searching high and low on Amazon for some weeks, I made my choice with the Pure Chimp brand because it was Ceremonial grade and only £11! In comparison to a lot of other brands this was an extremely good price for what I was getting.
On the product packaging it states the following:
137 x antioxidants of regular green tea
Equivalent to 10 cups of green tea in 1 serving
Ceremonial grade matcha green tea from Japan
Improve your skin from within
Caffeine without the anxiety (35mg per serving)
Weight loss – a study found that consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy
Shelf life: 18 months
Making my Matcha…
I made sure to order an electric frother as many people on reviews have recommended using one to make the tea. I simply followed the instructions. Placed half a teaspoon into a cup, with a little boiling water and then used the frother to assist with the blending process which dissolves the powder. Then once done topped up the rest of the cup with boiling water… It takes less than 2 mins to make -simples!
Tasting my Matcha…
As mentioned above Im used to the tea bag type of green tea, so was surprised that the taste wasn’t over powering, It was still equally refreshing but with depth – if that makes sense. I tend to have at least two cups per day when not at work, and one large cup in the morning before work and my supplies are dwindling already!
Matcha Green Tea is best stored in a cool place, so I keep mine in the fridge.
I didn’t buy this product to aid weigh loss although I know it has the ability to speed up metabolism. However I was keen to see if it boosted my energy, without the dreaded irritable after effects that coffee gives me. It did just that, I felt increased energy and concentration which is great for me as I wake up most mornings far too early to function! plus I didn’t find I craved another cup hours later , which tends to happen when I drink coffee.
So to wrap up this post all in all, I’m now a proud matcha green tea convert. I actually prefer drinking this now to standard green tea in bags!
Have you tried Matcha Green tea – which one is your favourite brand?
Thanks for reading ….