If you don’t know by now how much I love Teapigs and Green Tea then well where have you been? But yeah, kinda obsessed!
So you can imagine my excitement when Teapigs kindly sent me a box of their matcha sachets to try and invited me to take part in their #matchachallenge.
What is matcha?
Matcha is essentially pure green tea. One cup of matcha is the equivalent of 10 cups of normal green tea.
The Teapigs website says that matcha can help you to burn more calories, have healthier skin and help with concentration.
The Teapigs matcha challenge is super easy. All you have to do is drink a cup of matcha every day for two weeks.
Now I’m not going to lie and say I love matcha because despite liking green tea matcha is some seriously strong stuff and it takes a lot of getting used to. I’ve tried it with cold water, hot water and milk and to be honest the best way to drink it for me is to just down it.
I took it every morning before work and I do have to say I felt a lot more alive and like I had more energy than normal. It also helped to curb my appetite a bit. The more I drank it the easier it was to get used to the taste and the more energy I felt I had.
I didn’t track my weight during the challenge and I didn’t do much exercise besides walking around 10K-15K steps a day at work – so I can’t comment on if it helped me to lose weight. But I do definitely feel that drinking matcha before going to the gym would help me keep my energy levels up and therefore be able to work out for long.
As a Teapigs fan I have tried a lot of their teas before and although matcha isn’t the best tasting I have repurchased it because the health benefits and added energy I saw were enough to make me want to keep it in my daily routine. Maybe not every day but a two week detox and kick up the backside is what we all need sometimes.
Have you tried any form of matcha? What do you think about it?
© Emmi Bowles
*I was given the product in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored post. If it was a sponsored post I would make it clear in the title. Although it is not a sponsored post I only talk about things I think are worth talking about and will always give my honest opinion on any product I speak about on this blog.*