I am a big fan of tea in all it's glorious forms. Green tea is my go to drink when I'm feeling a bit under the weather or tired and it makes a cracking hangover cure.
When Teapigs invited me to join the #MatchaMay challenge I was intrigued to find out what it was all about.
One thing I didn't expect throughout the campaign is the sheer amount of ways to use matcha tea, even including baking it in a cake! Now, living in a shared house means baking and cooking for long periods of time is subject to disruptions and thiefery, therefore the cake thing was out of the question for me. However, I did try a few variations of drink including the matcha shot, latte and a good old hot water cleanse every morning.
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It is really difficult to explain in words the scent of the tea when it is first opened but as that puff of green smoke blew my way, I was sold. First off, I tried a traditional green tea with the matcha and hot water and I loved it. It tastes much stronger than your average green tea bag and the health benefits are much greater. I tried a cup of this every morning before work (usually whilst doing my makeup!) and I definitely felt much better for it.
For those of you who are on health kicks and don't have much time before you head out for a 6am run, the matcha shot is for you. I much prefer my matcha the standard, hot water green tea way. However I did try a shot of this (1/2 tsp matcha + 30ml cold water) and the shot glass is super cute.
Have you tried Matcha tea? Look at the #MatchaMay on Instagram for more Matcha inspiration, there's some amazing ideas!
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Find out more and get your own Matcha Green Tea at teapigs: here
*I was gifted a pack by Teapigs and all opinions are my own.