Since starting my fitness and health kick I’ve been a little obsessed with Green Tea. teapigs Matcha Super Power Green Tea to be exact. teapigs Matcha is super-concentrated organic green tea powder that’s full of antioxidants and nutrients, it really is the superhero amongst teas!
This superhero tea contains 137 times the antioxidants of regular green tea and is the same as drinking 15 cups of regular green tea – WOW! Matcha also scores very highly on the ORAC table, towering above many of our well-known super-foods such as spinach, blueberries and goji berries!
Matcha contains two special amino acids called theophylline and L-theanine. Like all green tea, matcha naturally contains caffeine but, unlike coffee, it works together with these two important amino acids to give you a sustained energy boost which can last 6 hours. By stimulating the production of alpha brain waves, L-theanine helps to create a state of mental alertness but keeping you relaxed at the same time.
It’s been said that green tea can increase thermogenesis by 35-43% and thermogenesis is one way of raising your daily energy expenditure. So … drinking green tea can increase thermogenesis, which in turn can increase your daily energy expenditure (i.e. burning more calories) – without evening getting off the sofa! So, if you are planning a little workout, why not try taking a shot of matcha half an hour before.
how to drink matcha
Getting your daily matcha health fix is easy. Traditionally matcha is drunk whisked into hot water as a smooth green tea; that’s how you would drink it if you went to a Japanese tea ceremony.
The great thing about matcha is that, because it is a powder, you can add it to pretty much anything you fancy. As long as you get your 1/2 teaspoon, you will get all it’s fantastic health benefits.
what do I think?
I really like this stuff – it almost feels like you’re becoming a superhero by drinking it. Within half an hour I had some much more energy which really helped me with my workout and also to focus on the workout and not get distracted. Plus you get that feeling of “I’m doing something really great for my body while drinking this” feeling.
It tastes pretty good too! (but then i’m a green tea lover) I think I’m going to try out some of the recipes that teapigs recommend using it in! You can find them here.
As I’ve only just started drinking this I’m not sure about the weight loss properties as of yet but I will update on that at a later date.
Disclaimer: I was sent a 30g pot of Match Tea free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100% my own.