March: when shit gets real.
In the last few months I’ve started to realise what’s really important to me. My family, my friends, my job and my health and happiness. And I need – and want – to ensure that each of these areas is fulfilled…
That I have a great relationship with my family and friends and see them regularly. That I am doing well at my job, making an impact and developing my skills. And that I am the healthiest and happiest version of myself.
And so when I was introduced to the Kanuka Tea brand, I was more than happy to give their Matcha Green Tea a try with the aim of helping my become the healthiest and happiest Beth I can be.
The Way of Tea
I’ll be honest, I don’t have a particular interest in tea. I have a green tea before I go to work and a peppermint tea when I get back home, and that’s that.
But recently, as I’ve started to follow more health and mindfulness Instagram accounts and bloggers, I’ve started to see and read more about the benefits of tea. Especially matcha tea…
Known to be at the heart of Japanese culture, matcha tea is a part of centuries-old, traditional Japanese ceremony – The Way of Tea. A ceremony rumoured to bring you peace, harmony and happiness.
Which is why I was so keen to try Kanuka Tea’s product when I came across the brand!
It’s a match(a)
From weight loss support to increasing your energy and focus, matcha tea has a myriad of amazing benefits that make it pretty hard to resist.
Sourced from a eco-run farm in Japan, Kanuka’s Matcha Tea is packed full of powerful antioxidants that helps improve your mind, body and soul:
- Supports weight loss by helping you achieve and maintain a healthy metabolism
- Increased energy and focus as it releases a steady amount of energy throughout the day
- Ten times the nutritional value of regular green tea in just one cup
- More antioxidants than blueberries, goji berries and pomegranate – all known for their superior health benefits
- Combats the symptoms of high cholesterol and diabetes
I will admit, I was sceptical. Sceptical that something that sounded this healthy (and looked so healthy – the green is cosmic) would actually go down and stay down… never mind taste nice.
But I was pleasantly surprised!
As the teabags are made with the whole leaf, the drink packs a much more flavoursome punch. It’s crisp, earthy, fresh and fragrant. It tastes healthy and does evoke calmness. Which is fab for me as my work and social life have been pretty ‘go-go-go’ recently.
I got the Traditional Matcha Starter Set, which comes with 40g of the tea powder, matcha whisk, bamboo whisk and bowl.
Which meant I could make the tea the ‘traditional’ way. Although none of this special equipment is needed, it does help you imagine tea drinking as a ceremony.
- Add half a level teaspoon into the bowl and mix into a paste using 40ml of cold water
- Whisk until frothy and then add around 150ml of hot (not boiling) water
- Sit back, sip, enjoy, and get your zen on
If you’re new to green tea, I would recommend trying the Matcha Latte. This is made with milk instead of water, and Kanuka suggest adding a drop of honey to sweeten it a little more.
And that’s it… go forth and zen!
Thanks so much to Kanuka Tea for sending me a complimentary Matcha Tea Kit. All opinions expressed are my own, and truthful.