Matcha – a Food Trend (Nearly) Missed!
I’ve been writing London Unattached for about 18 months now. And, during that time there have been various trends that have passed me by. It’s never intentional on my part – I see wonderful things and fully intend to try. And then, life catches up on me or I can’t find whatever it is in my local supermarket or I simply can’t work out how to use it. In any case I don’t regard myself as a fashion foodista.
Matcha is one such trend. Last year some of my baking friends were making fiendish looking green matcha cupcakes. I hardly ever bake and had no idea that the stuff they were using was actually a form of organic tea that is ultra healthy and claims to have 70 times the antioxidants of orange juice! Apparently the high levels of amino acid L-theanine in matcha helps to raise energy levels (just like caffeine) but keep you calm and focused.
I was sent a sample of teapigs organic matcha to try and regardless or not of whether it works I really do like it. Unlike normal tea, you put a tiny amount of the bright green powder into a mug, add hot water and then whisk so that you end up drinking a suspension of tea leaf powder in water. It sounds weird, but, the flavour is a bit like cut grass – very fresh, green and pleasant. And, I am still loosing weight on the 5-2 diet.
This is a very high quality organic product and a month’s supply retails for about £25. So, I was delighted to be offered two packs to give away to readers of London Unattached along with two magic little battery operated whisks that mix up your matcha but can also be used to froth milk for hot chocolate etc.
If you want to try teapigs organic matcha now, teapigs have given me a discount code to use – once only! All you need do is enter the code at checkout.
Promotional Code – LU13
This is 15% off teapigs organic matcha. (excludes matcha kits, can only be used once).
All entrants will also be contacted by teapigs to confirm this offer once the giveaway is closed.
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