Pure Chimp Super Tea Matcha Green Tea*
Ok, so it’s only three weeks until I go to Ibiza and I have yet to really take on my diet (or fake diet really, for anyone who knows me). In fact, I was hormonal-ly almost crying in Tesco last night when I steered myself firmly away from the pizza aisle and straight to fruit and veg. But from yesterday I am strictly, strictly on the diet and I’m writing this as I eat my lunchtime porridge. I was sent a little jar of Pure Chimp’s Lemon Matcha Green Tea to try and I have swapped my office coffee for a cup of this twice a day (still having my morning coffee though, can’t do without that!).
Matcha green tea leaves are grown in the same way as regular green tea leaves but they’re kept under a protective cover for the last two weeks, giving them extra health benefits. It’s said that matcha green tea boosts your metabolism by up to 40%, making it a perfect detox drink for those looking to lose a couple of extra pounds. It does contain caffeine (thank god) but releases it slowly so that you gain energy, rather than crashing later on in the day. I can’t say that I’ve noticed this benefit all that much, I’m one of those people who is constantly exhausted.
Now, I’ve tried plenty of green teas and detox teas before and I’ve never once enjoyed a cup of any of them but the taste of this one is not too bad. I chose the lemon version, as I find green tea to be really bitter and I’ve found myself actually not minding it all. Ok, so it doesn’t taste the same kind of great as a vanilla latte but it is healthy, so what can you expect? I would go so far as to describe it as yummy and it has a hint of English Breakfast tea about it which is even better. It’s packed full on anti-oxidants – 137 times the amount of regular green tea – which are great for your skin and I have definitely noticed an improvement in my skin tone and a reduced amount of breakouts.
There are a couple of things I don’t like about the drink. Number one being its colour. It looks a little like pond water and couldn’t be any less appetising in that way. Also, it’s hard to mix into hot water. It doesn’t dissolve quite properly and so you are left with a powdery liquid at the bottom. However, you don’t have to just drink it with hot water, you can mix it with cold water or even juices. Plus, like I said before, it’s the nicest tasting healthy hot drink I’ve ever had.
A 50g jar of Pure Chimp’s Matcha Green Tea will set you back just £11.95 and a little goes a long way – you only need half a teaspoon for a full cup and it’s made of a really fine powder so will last you for a couple of months.
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