Thursday, 29 May 2014

Teapigs Matcha Tea | Review & Giveaway

I'm a big tea drinker. I mean, I'm the kind of person who has to start every day with a cup of tea. However recently, I have swapped the English Breakfast for a strange bright green powder called 'matcha'. I'm guessing most of you will have heard of matcha by now, but just in case you haven't here's how teapigs describe it...

"Matcha is 100% natural, organic ground green tea leaves- essentially a concentrated green tea."




"Matcha contains a very special amino acid called L-theanine. This works to slowly release matcha's natural caffeine to give our bodies a gentle and sustained energy boot lasting 4-6 hours."

I was extremely excited when I was given the chance to try out the teapigs matcha powder as it's something that I've been very intrigued about for a while. I won't lie, I was a little sceptical when I opened the box and read that 'A 1g serving of teapigs matcha is equivalent to 15 cups of green tea'. I literally thought that as soon as I started adding this stuff to my food and drink that I would be bouncing off the walls. But as teapigs mention, the point is that it releases the energy slowly. Two more very interesting and positive sounding things about this powder are that it's extremely high in antioxidants and that it boosts metabolism. It seems to do so much! 




The really great thing about the powder is that you can add to anything you want! I even saw a matcha cocktail on a drinks menu when I was on holiday the other week. You could also try sprinkling it on top of food instead of adding it to drinks. You can buy it as part of a kit, which comes with everything you need to mix it up as a drink. On day one I added it to hot water and used the electric whisk that teapigs provide in their starter kit to whizz up the concoction. I love the taste of green tea but this powder is extremely strong and I really didn't enjoy the taste of it with just water. On the second day I decided to use the shot glass and mix the powder with orange juice. Now this...I like! But be careful not to fill the shot glass to the top like I did or you'll end up with green worktops when you start whisking! I guess it depends on how much of a fan you are of the strong green tea flavour, but I really enjoy the taste of it mixed with orange juice. I've been drinking it every morning at 8.30am before I go to work. I did go on holiday for two weeks between using the matcha so it gave me a chance to see if it was making a difference. I haven't noticed the matcha massively affecting my energy levels. But now that I'm back on it I think it will be something that I will drink every morning. 

If you'd like to order anything from teapigs (I highly recommend their delicious range of teas) then you can use the code blab to get 10% off (this excludes cheeky, bulk buys, pick & mix and matcha kits) until the end of June.  If you'd like to sign up for any extra discounts, there's a newsletter on the teapigs homepage. 



I am also giving away one of their modern matcha kits so if you would like to be in with the chance to try one out then please enter by logging into the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to UK residents only and will close on Thursday 12th June so get entering while you can! 



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34 comments:

  1. I LOVE this stuff! I did a post on it a while ago and it's like a miracle powder!

    Amy | The Little Koala Blog ♥
    Blog Designs at | Little Koala Designs

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  2. I recently tried tea pigs and they're great!
    Stop by sometime, Sarah x

    sarahamyruth.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. I would absolutely love to win this because I am so intrigued by it! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

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  4. Hey Hannah, great review! Although maybe next time I try it, not to use the whisk as I did get the tea all over the kitchen walls. Oops!
    Adam

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  5. I would love to win this because I adore green tea! <3
    Emily | www.lacarmella.co.uk

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  6. I'd be excited to win this as I love the idea of an energy boosting power shot in the mornings! :) x

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  7. I've never really liked matcha but it is incredible the amount of uses it can be put to! This one looks great!

    xo, alison*elle

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  8. I've wanted to try this stuff for ages - always hear such good things about TeaPigs! Xx

    Kitty Hearts Blog

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  9. What a unique product! Thanks for sharing!
    Kallie - But First, Coffee

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  10. Really unique poduct, it doesn't look to appatising though... :/ haha

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

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  11. I love green tea so would love to try this

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  12. so unique! i'm planing on studying television production as well! would you like to follow each other?

    http://shadycurls.blogspot.com/

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  13. I want to try because I've heard great things about it :)

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  14. So I could make some Matcha ice cream

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  15. I've always wanted to try this stuff! I want to make matcha cookies, because it will obviously cancel out the calories... xx

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  16. I've been considering Matcha for nearly a year now! I need that little push at university (and totally wanna try those matcha cookies!) :)

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  17. I want to win because I used to teach English in Japan and loved matcha, but I haven't had any since leaving Japan in 2005.

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  18. I am about to go on a diet and detox and this could give me a boost

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  19. We love tea but haven't tried Matcha yet, sounds good though! :)

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  20. because i need a lil kickup the bottom mid morning at work, and this would do the trick!

    twitter: @kayke_dee
    kayke_dee@yahoo.co.uk

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  21. because i need a little kick up the backside at work mid morning, and this would do the trick!
    twitter: @kayke_dee

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  22. I've heard great things about this stuff - would love to try some!

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  23. I have read about this on your blog and indeed elsewhere and so really want to try it myself now - Thanks for the chance

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  24. I adore matcha - I've been looking for the TeaPigs version in the shops, but not come across it yet!

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  25. Because I love trying new things!

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  26. Wow looks interesting!!!

    Felicity kelly

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  27. I would like to win as i think my mum would really enjoy using this prize

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  28. I really want to see if the health benefits of matcha work for me - I could really do with more energy! Plus matcha tastes lovely, I used to have a matcha smoothie from a tea shop when I was at uni all the time and I've never seen it anywhere else!

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  29. I'm an avid tea drinker but haven't tried this

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