The lovely people over at teapigs are having a Matcha Month, and dedicating the whole of May to the magic that is Matcha green tea! If you haven't heard of it before, it's a find, powdered form of green tea absolutely packed to the brim with antioxidants. One portion, which is only half a teaspoon full, contains 70x the antioxidants of orange juice, and 137x the antioxidants than a glass of regular green tea! It is naturally energy boosting too, so is perfect for people looking to build their health and fitness, or those looking to lose weight.
It's a fairly magnificent shade of green. The first time I tried some, I'll be honest, I was a little put off by the colour. I'm the sort of person who will shy away from that super green smoothie, because, well to be honest, kale and spinach in drink form just freaks me out. I went for it anyway and had my very first try of matcha in shot form, and surprisingly, I actually really enjoyed it. As a regular green tea drinker, it really just tastes like fairly strong green tea, yet not too bitter, as green tea often has a tendency to lean towards to. If you can get past the colour, you're already well on your way to the health benefits you can reap from this magical green concoction.
I'm going to be trying the Matcha Challenge this month, having the recommended amount each day and seeing what (hopefully positive) effect it will have on my health and energy. I'll keep you posted along the way and have a look into other ways of enjoying it too, I'm super excited to try my hand at some matcha baking, and I hear it makes a mighty fine almond milk latte too. The lovely people at teapigs have been very generous and have a starter set for one of you lucky people to win too, including a tin of matcha that will keep you going for a whole month, a teapigs shot glass, a handy half teaspoon measure, a teapigs badge and an electric whisk that is absolutely perfect for whisking up a glass (or two!). All you need to do is enter in the rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions there!
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