Matcha May

Now I'll hold my hands up, the first time someone shoved a cup of Matcha Tea under my nose and asked me if I wanted to try some they were greeted with a look of horror.  The murky green liquid wasn't very enticing until I heard the benefits, which I have to say are AMAZING!

What's so good about it?  Well teapigs Matcha Tea contains 137 times the antioxidants of normal green tea. In fact check out this little graph to see how well it compares to other certain foods.

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Not only does Matcha Tea give you an antioxidant blast it also does the following: -

  • Improve learning performance - Great if you're currently studying for exams
  • Supports the immune system - Feeling run down?  Get some Matcha in you!
  • Increases your energy expenditure and helps burn calories faster.
  • Healthy skin - Matcha is full of polyphenols.  An effective agent against sun induced skin disorders

But what does it look like and how do you drink it?

Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea comes in a powder.  As it's a ground form of green tea this would kinda make sense and would also explain why it's so strong.

Mix half a teaspoon with some hot water.  The best way to do this is with a mini whisk or buy a Matcha Kit here.  I would definitely recommend using a mini whisk.  Stirring with a spoon is not enough and you're left with lots of little green bits.  Then just add more water and give it another whisk for good measure.

Matcha Tea made with water

There are other ways to make Matcha Tea.  You could make it with hot/cold milk, fruit juice, yogurt, ice cream etc.  However when you're up at like I was this morning, boiling water is the quickest method!

Can I feel the benefits? Funnily enough even though I've only had one cup and 5 hours sleep I do feel more energetic than if I'd had my usual 8 hours sleep and coffee injection.  That's definitely a good thing in my book.

Fancy trying it for yourself?  Well the lovely tea freaks over at teapigs are giving you lovely readers 15% off. Just enter the code BLOGGERS12 at the checkout (Does not apply to gifts and cheeky deals).

Whilst your on the teapig site why not check out their other items.  They do all kinds of herbal tea including chocolate flake and chilli chai, although my favourite has to be popcorn flavour.  It ACTUALLY tastes like popcorn!

What's your favourite herbal tea?


  1. It's really good to pop on top of salmon! :)

    1. Really??? I'm going to have to try that! Thanks Daisy :)

  2. I read this entire post but all I heard was Chocolate flake tea!!! Sounds amazing! :-) x Remie

    1. Haha. Sounds crazy doesn't it. I'm working my way through all the flavours. x


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