I always try to improve my nutrition in the lead up to Christmas, especially in terms of increasing my energy levels to prevent burnout. A quick and convenient way for me to do this is through smoothies and health tea drinks, especially with young kids to look after.
This festive season I am trying matcha from The Tea Makers of London, I love the matcha lattes from my local coffee shop but it’s not something that I would usually make at home (mainly because it never comes out as good, however I have finally perfected the recipe) but I realise the health benefits of Matcha compared to coffee. I love coffee but I limit myself to one coffee in the morning and then I switch to decaf to prevent the feeling of anxiety and insomnia. However I miss the energy boost, so matcha has been a good swap for preventing the afternoon slump. I know you’re probably thinking What does Matcha taste like? Because lets be honest, green drinks rarely taste good, right? In my experience matcha is very earthy and bitter but the health benefits outweigh that for me.
- Boosts brain function- This is essential for me as I have a young toddler and baby brain is definitely a thing!
- High level of antioxidants- There are so many benefits to antioxidants in your diet.
- May promote weight loss
- Increased energy levels
These are just a few of the benefits, but there are so many more. The matcha that I have been drinking is the Ceremonial Grade Matcha. This Great Taste 2021 award-winning matcha is one of The Tea Makers of London’s finest luxury green teas. Firstly I love the packaging, even though it took me a while to open it. At first the powder looked like any other matcha, very green! The suggested use is 1-2g of powder. Taste wise it is earthy but not as bitter as other matchas that I have tried. It was nice on its own but better with a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey. You can also add milk but I enjoyed it on its own and then as a matcha latte. The recipe is easy, simply make your matcha as normal, then add a teaspoon of maple syrup or honey. Give it a whisk then top with hot frothy milk and give it another whisk . I love the health benefits especially compared to coffee and I think I could easily replace one decaf coffee a day for this.
I love that the ingredients are simply just pure shade grown Japanese green tea. It is recommended that you use a Matcha whisk to make the perfect drink. As well as the Ceremonial Grade Matcha, there are a range of other products from the Matcha Collection, including a matcha latte mix which I would love to try! There is also a Matcha gift set which is stunning and reasonably priced, I am so tempted to treat myself!
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