I enjoy the odd cuppa now and again but my every day go to drink is this; Pure Chimp Super Matcha Green Tea- Ceremonial grade.
I really like this brand as it totally 100% matcha (in the Super tea, mint contains mint leaves and lemon with lemongrass ), some brands mix it with something else and only 5% of it is matcha. Pure Chimp also give 5% of their profit to save the chimpanzees charity. Packaging is also recyclable.
Matcha tea hails from Japan, the leaves are steamed after removal and are ground up into a fine powder. The colour of the powder is maintained by storing it away from sunlight and in tight containers, assuring that all antioxidants are fully retained.
The matcha can be added to smoothies and juices but I prefer to drink this with hot water. It’s very green in colour, my colleagues call it “swamp water”. 😂
It doesn’t taste like your usual teabagged green tea by Twinings, or the loose leaf tea. It’s almost like greens and fresh tasting which leaves your palette feeling clean.
There are many reasons to drink matcha- Source Purechimp.com< strong>Antioxidants Just one serving (1g or 1/2 tsp) of matcha green tea contains more than 5 times the amount of antioxidants found in tiger antioxidants rich foods.
Catechins (EGCG) Catechins are some of the most beneficial types of antioxidants. Epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCg, is one type that makes up over 60 percent of the catechins found in matcha green tea.
EGCG is well known for its cancer-fighting properties. Matcha green tea contains over 100 times more EGCG than other teas, making it an obvious choice for a healthy drink option.
Specially Grown For Extra Goodness The leaves that matcha is made from are covered for the last few weeks before they are harvested. This causes the plant to produce a significant amount of chlorophyll. The chlorophyll is what gives it its unique green color.
Chlorophyll helps to detoxify the liver. It also has antioxidant and anticancer effects. This makes matcha green tea a great way to detox the body and rid it of harmful metals and chemicals toxins.
Nutrients Matcha has antibiotic properties thanks to the catechins it contains. This helps to improve the body’s overall health. One serving of matcha green tea contains nutrients such as Potassium, Iron, Calcium and both Vitamins A and C.
It Improves the Mind and Body Japanese Zen Buddhist monks use matcha green tea for its calming properties while in meditation. It allows them to stay relaxed, while still being alert.
This effect is caused by L-Theanine. L-Theanine is an amino acid that induces the production of the brain’s alpha waves. These waves help create a state of relaxation without the added drowsiness other calming products tend to give.
The amino acid L-Theanine also causes dopamine and serotonin to be produced, which can enhance one’s mood, memory and concentration.
Energy Boost Perhaps one of matcha green tea most useful benefits is that it helps to increase energy levels and endurance. It contains some caffeine, as all forms of green tea do, but the other nutrients in it also contribute to the energy it provides.
Matcha green tea drinkers can experience enhanced endurance for up to six hours after drinking. Unlike with coffee, drinking matcha green tea does not cause any of the side effects experienced from other types of stimulants.
Boost Your Metabolism People who drink matcha green tea will also have the benefit of an increased metabolism and experience more efficient fat burning.
I really love this drink, I’ve yet to try the mint matcha but it’s definitely on my list to try when I restock, I tend to buy the Matcha tea duos, they’re fantastic for price and quality, plus delivery is free if you spend over £15, or if you spend lower it’s only 95p!
Give it ago! What’s your favourite drink?
Thanks for reading. Pure Chimp matcha is purchased out of my own pocket, therefore views and opinions expressed are my own .