Matcha Review and Giveaway from teapigs

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.

Teapigs Organic Matcha

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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Comments

  1. olivia kirby says:

    Chase after 3 children, drink hot water and lemon, eat relatively healthy : loads of fish, fruit and veg, smile lots and sleep as much as I can!

  2. Christine Dodd says:

    I exercise every day – either walking, a dance class, pilates or yoga. I have a heart problem so it’s really important to stay healthy and I make it my number one priority. I’m a keen gardener too and that keeps me fit.

  3. errr…..:( i’m a lazy person. I dun smoke!

  4. Have always wanted to try this :-) I work about 60+hrs a week…tends to keep me physically and mentally active…then theres the blog :-)

  5. I go rock climbing every Sunday at my local quarry xx

  6. I go rock climbing every Sunday at my local quarry xxx

  7. I’m training for the London Marathon and just got a PB in a half marathon.

  8. melanie stirling says:

    I try and eat healthily but not very good at exercise!

  9. arg Im obsessed with matcha. Never baked with it though – I imagine it loses alll of its amazing properties if you do. I do yoga to eat healthy and eat plenty of veg. Not taken the step to go veggie just yet though :)

  10. drink loads of green tea/ water and try to sleep early

  11. I drink lots of water and do a excersise dvd

  12. I usually eat healthy food and I go running. I’m training for the London Marathon at the moment.

  13. I run in the park nearby and do my daily exercises at home.

  14. I eat a healthy rounded diet and lead an active life style, I guess I should do more fitness activities but often find I’m over tired.

  15. Barbara Stenby says:

    I juice veggies drink green tea and I walk alot

  16. I run and bike and walk my dog. And I’ve been vegetarian for more than half my life, eating lots of colorful fruits and vegetables and legumes and low-fat dairy. And I love matcha ice cream, which I made recently.

  17. Run after my guys up and down the stairs. Walk everywhere in town, do not use public transport or cars. Drink lots of herbal infusions

  18. Not enough is the honoust answer, but I do fast one day a week with less than 100 calories.

  19. I try and take regular walks (when the weather allows) – luckily i have some nice places to visit round here. :)

    Simon.

  20. I try to eat healthy food but I need to start working out really!

  21. laura banks says:

    i walk to work everyday

  22. I’m a vegan and teach cycling classes

  23. Gary Topley says:

    Walk regularly, instead of taking the bus, eat healthily and enjoy life :)

  24. Catherine Reynolds says:

    I do yoga and write things down that stress me so it does no eat me inside :)

  25. maureen findley says:

    i walk to work instead of taking the bus

  26. Ruth Tesdale says:

    I eat well and stay positive

  27. Barrie Phillips says:

    I walk every where

  28. Sarahann Tonner says:

    I drink plenty of water, exercise regularly and avoid takeaways, fast food etc.

  29. Kimberley Stone says:

    I visit the gym 5 or 6 times a work, varying the classes/session each time. I’ve just completed a 6 weeks bootcamp. I also eat sensibly and drink plenty of water.

  30. Walk, eat wholefoods, drink water

  31. Angie Allen says:

    I walk when i can , not to keep fit ( price of petrol)
    but on a positive not walking gets the heart pumping.

  32. Jackie ONeill says:

    watch what I eat and walk everywhere

  33. drink plenty of green tea and eat healhy

  34. jemma price says:

    i do zumba twice a week and love it

  35. Julie Picton says:

    I try to go to the gym

  36. thanks for lovely prize give away.. away from my hectic day teaching school children, i try to attend weekly badminton session in a club as well as work out in a gym

  37. Anthony Clements says:

    Play hockey once a week and train twice a week

  38. Wow this stuff sounds amazing! Ive Given up black tea for green for lent to be more healthy. I might give it a try!

  39. justine meyer says:

    Don’t do any at all due to a back

  40. christina brown says:

    drink green tea with raw honey :)

  41. kathryn cummings says:

    i walk walk walk with my 3 dogs stay positive in mind and try to be happy x

  42. I make sure every meal has at least a portion of vegetable or fruit incorporated into it. I let myself eat everything in moderation and take regular walks, dancing to music as I do the chores. But most important I try and stay positive and happy because I truly believe that is the secret recipe to being healthy.

  43. Frances hopkins says:

    Drink lots of water and try working where i can

  44. Sarah Smith says:

    drink plenty of water, get plenty of sleep and stay as stress free as possible :) enjoy every day

  45. EMMA WALTERS says:

    walk to school & back briskly!

  46. Alison Bruce says:

    I try to eat healthily and run 2 or 3 times a week

  47. sian hallewell says:

    Not as much as I should do! However, I don’t smoke, don’t drink, am not overweight- so it can’t be all bad!

  48. I wish I did more than I do! You never know trying this tea might kickstart a healthy me :)

  49. Long Walks

  50. rachel ringwood says:

    walk everywhere! i dont drive so i have to haha!! i

  51. Katie Swaby says:

    Go swimming and play DDR. Don’t smoke and rarely stay up past 10pm!

  52. Try and eat my 5 fruit/veg and drink plenty water!

  53. I try to eat foods made from scratch by me. That and two boys under 5 :)

  54. Walk a lot and swim

  55. Karla Mayers says:

    I really want to win this for my mother who has hepatitis c and starting treatment next week to be cured, and she has wanted this tea in the past but it was too expensive. Organic green matcha tea is just what she needs as she starts the treatment

  56. Lots of walking with the kids and dog, eat as healthily as possible and try to get enough sleep

  57. kiran parry says:

    I exercise regular and play squash, badminton and table tennis regular. I also do quite a bit of walking.

  58. Jill Burton says:

    Ha! Not enough! Been trying to get in about 3 fruit and veg a day, slowly working my way up to 5, with smoothies and fun snacks. And I’ve put my name down for a marathon relay team so I’ve been dragging myself out for a run/stumble along the road like a lunatic.

  59. Anthony Clarke says:

    Walking my 2 Dogs.

  60. Running and walking.

  61. Shanice Pownall says:

    Walk to work, eat fruit for breakfast and take multivitamins everydya

  62. Joanne Peters says:

    I run around delivering parcels everday

  63. Phil Darling says:

    I avoid caffeine and run daily

  64. Go to the gym for regular cardio workouts

  65. Joanne thomas says:

    go for walks in the surrounding hills with friends

  66. beverley whiteman says:

    i turned 40 last april and had put on quite a bit of weight so joined my local gym, i go 5 days a week and do a legs bums and tums class on sundays it takes me 20 minutes each way to walk to the gym and i have never missed a day off ,since april i have eaten healthier and have lost 2 stone,i have started drinking lemon and ginseng tea which i am loving .i drink plenty of water and my skin is so much better.

  67. I go running in the morings

  68. I try to run several times a week and always walk rather than take the car or bus if I have sufficient time.

  69. Allan Smith says:

    Drink plenty of water

  70. Get plenty of exercise and plenty of sleep.

  71. Suzanne Cooke says:

    I have an air walker/ bike I use daily.

  72. Matcha mixed into ice-cream….. MMMMM. Also I’ve made great matcha layer cakes with cream cheese frosting… So good, and no need add colouring as the natural green comes out beautifully!

  73. PENNY RUSSELL says:

    Not as much as I should, just the usual gym walking to the shops etc….

  74. Jen Schofield says:

    Walk a lot

  75. Drink lots of water each day and run as much as I can. I walk pretty much everywhere!

  76. hannah oneill says:

    Walk and garden lots

  77. Hazel Lemar says:

    Walk everywhere.

  78. I tried to do Gwyneth’s 45 mins a day of cardio but failed miserably. Now I try and go to the gym 3 times a week and some random yoga lessons.

  79. Amy Ripley says:

    I drink lots of water and walk everywhere!

  80. i drink a lot of water and walk alot but think i could do more

  81. Karen Richards says:

    Walk everywhere I can and always have some fruit and vegetables every day.

  82. walk whenever I can and always take stairs to work

  83. I play with my two year old son who has bundles of energy!

  84. sophie buckle says:

    I walk my dog and my toddler round the block regularly and i try to eat atleast 5 fruits and veg a day and i drink gallons of water

  85. Mickie Bull says:

    I run every day and long country walks on Sundays

  86. margaret whalley says:

    I have cut out sugar, its surprising how much hidden sugar is in everyday foods. Also getting at least 20 minutes a day of exercise every day. Seems to be working :)

  87. Anne McCutcheon says:

    watch what I eat and walk the dog

  88. tamalyn roberts says:

    drink lots of water and make sure we have veg and fruit a few days of the week

  89. Kelly Dutton says:

    Try and walk the stairs at work instead of taking the lift.

  90. eat salad

  91. Jo welsh says:

    I love long walks and drinking plenty of water that’s about it but it does me.

  92. Samantha Fernley says:

    Eat a vegetarian diet

  93. I try and walk as much as possible

  94. Rebecca Woodroof says:

    exercise regually and eat well

  95. shane weir says:

    I try and eat healthily but not very good at exercise

  96. Lisa Wilkinson says:

    I always make sure I go for a walk on my lunch hour.

  97. I enjoy walking and dancing with Henry (my hoover)

  98. I’m giving the 5:2 diet a go too. I’ve had Matcha flavoured ice-cream before and liked it.

  99. Nataliejane says:

    I walk a lot

  100. Caroline Scott says:

    I follow a “clean” diet which means avoiding all processed foods as well as refined sugar and refined white carbs. I eat a lot of healthy fats and oils (olive, argan, etc) and steer clear of hydrogenated transfats found in a lot of processsed food.

  101. Anne Graham says:

    Laugh a lot!

  102. Blake Ahearne says:

    i walk everywhere

  103. yoga, walking and drink green tea

  104. Isabelle Smith says:

    jogging

  105. Deborah Wheeler says:

    I always eat my 5 a day

  106. i quit the gym last year and since then put 2 stone on!! so ive now rejoined !!

  107. I run, and do keep fit DVDs

  108. Lynne McEvoy says:

    I go running and try to eat healthily

  109. kristy brown says:

    I enjoy a healthy balanced diet!

  110. I go to the gym at least 4 times a week!

  111. I’m careful with my diet, and always walk to work (even when it’s pouring down!)

  112. christine mutter says:

    Drink water most drinks and walk as much as I can i.e get off the train/bus a stop earlier, walk to the shops instead of driving etc

  113. Jeremy Hards says:

    Cycle to work, when the weather is reasonable and try to watch what I eat. The latter is more difficult!

  114. I cycle to work everyday buit I want to do more

  115. DAWN TOTTON says:

    I go to the gym at least a couple of times each week.

  116. angela sandhu says:

    i “try” to go to the gym at least 3 times a week

  117. work hard, eat healthly

  118. Emily Fraser says:

    Try to exercise most days, & to eat healthily & drink lots of water! :)

  119. Ali Roberts says:

    Exercise and eat well, simple as that!

  120. Rebecca Townsend says:

    I take my dog for very long walks twice a day and then go either swimming or running in the evenings. I also aim to eat at least 7-10 fruit & veg per day.

  121. Rachel Hartwell says:

    Lots of walking and running around after my daughter, eating healthily low fat and drinking lots of water

  122. charlotte r says:

    walk the dog and myself!

  123. jennie jackson says:

    I eat healthy, take vitamins and work out 3 times a week

  124. Avvie Cunnington says:

    Take the dog for a run!

  125. Charlotte Jones says:

    Walk to the shops rather than drive, eat healthy (within reason!) and go running every week :)

  126. Sally Poole says:

    Eat a healthy diet as possible

  127. Katie smith says:

    I have a horse so muckicking out, poo picking fields, luggin Haynets!! The list goes on, obviously riding is exercise too!!

  128. Claire Trevor says:

    I go to the gym 3 times a week, and swim both days of the weekend, as well as trying to eat reasonably healthy!

  129. Joanna Sawka says:

    I avoid eating chips and crisp

  130. i cycle daily and eat healthily :)

  131. Farhana Haque says:

    Walks with newborn in the pram and a toddler in tow! Eating lots and lots of fruit and veg too.

  132. Alisa Moore says:

    Cycle

  133. Angie Hoggett says:

    Green tea every morning and go a half hour walk on my lunch break at work

  134. Sarah Mcknight says:

    I try to drink plenty of water and take walks during the week

  135. Alot of walking and running around after children

  136. Sue Robinson says:

    Go for long country walks with my family

  137. clare leahy says:

    chase around after the kids, and walk wherever possible

  138. I go bike riding at the weekend with the family and walk the dog three times a day.

  139. Hannah Whitling says:

    I have to be honest and say that I dont do much really. I do have a dog though so am out walking her on lengthy walks a couple of times a day, which I know helps my general fitness. I would like to do more but its a lot easier said than done for someone like me.

  140. George Worboys Wright says:

    I eat home cooked, healthy food made from good quality ingredients and try to keep portion size down!

  141. I try to eat well, keep moving and drink lots of water

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