So today I’m here to talk (or FANGIRL) over my latest craze…. Drinking tea.
Because I am likely to become a future cat lady…. and a cat lady without drinking tea is like a cat without whiskers or a girl only group chat with the absence of passive aggressiveness...
So why do I drink tea you ask?
WELL, being a nutrition student graduate I could talk about the nutritional benefits of tea in previous studies such as protection from cardiovascular disease and diabetes (Khan and Mukhtar, 2013).
BUT... I’m unashamed to admit that the sole reason for drinking tea is how it makes me FEEL.
Firstly… tea is soothing and makes me feel all giddy inside. Like a hug from mumma or a sale that just gets your heart buzzing.
But most importantly… I drink tea because it enables me to look sassy and throw shade without having to say anything at all.
And that makes me feel like I am a boss and can take over the world.
And when I am old(er), I aim to have a fancy tea set and spend my Sunday afternoons gossiping with my many cats about people that aren’t my cup of tea… see what I did there? ;) *mic drop*
Anyway, I should probably tell you what tea I’ve actually been drinking and that tea is… MATCHA.
Matcha originated in Japan and are made of tea leaves which have been ground to a powder. Historically, it plays a prominent part in Japanese tea ceremonies, but has also been incorporated into many dishes such as soba noddles and ice cream (Yamabe et al., 2009). Since matcha is high in polyphenols (Khan and Mukhtar, 2007), it has many nutritional benefits such as raising energy levels, is cancer protective and can decrease the risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease (Chacko et al., 2010).
And most importantly, it accentuates the sassesque theme that we’re going for in this post.
Zen Green Tea provides Premium Grade Japanese Matcha which is extracted from tea farms in Kyoto. The tea ground into a powder, making the tea rich in antioxidants per serve!
Zen Green Tea has two tea varieties – Matcha Green Tea Powder and Turmeric Matcha and here’s my review on both of these tea varieties….
Out of the two tea varieties, this one was my fave! If you’re a fan of the classic taste of matcha tea, I would definitely recommend giving this tea a try! It has an astringent flavour with a sweet aftertaste which is common with matcha and it sure is a perfect compliment to a good book and a relaxing night in!
Turmeric Matcha – for people who are “rocky road”
This tea is a unique take on Matcha since its ingredients include turmeric and a hint of black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Since I’m very “vanilla” when it comes to tea, especially matcha, it was a bit too action packed for my liking. BUT I would HIGHLY recommend this tea variety for the matcha lovers out there who want something a little extra. For those of you that want to spice up your tea life and are on the lookout for tea that is less subtle than the classic matcha flavour.
So whether you’re a vanilla or a rocky road, or perhaps a mixture of both, Zen Green Tea has something for you! If you’re keen to find more about their story or Matcha, check out their website here: Zen Green Matcha Tea
Let me know what your fave tea varieties are, and we can spend all day fangirling about this phenomenon together (whilst sipping on a cuppa of course).