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.

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!

*I was gifted a pack by Teapigs and all opinions are my own.