I was sent some Pure Chimp Matcha Green Tea to try and I do love my green tea, so of course this would be a winner already in my eyes.
Match Green Tea is classed as a superfood and it has lots of benefits, for example:
- High in Antioxidants
- Loaded with Catechin, EGCg
- Boosts Memory and Concentration
- Increases Energy Levels and Endurance
- Burns Calories
- Detoxifies the Body
- Fortifies the Immune System
- Helps clear your head
So the health benefits seem great don’t they? With using green tea I do believe in some of these benefits. One cup keeps my energy levels stable without the dips and peaks of normal caffeinated drinks. I have one every morning to kick start my metabolism, I can see the difference the weeks were I barely drink it to weeks when I have it every day. I am less bloated and it helps with my water intake.
To make a drink you mix 1/2 a level teaspoon with hot water. Green tea can be an acquired taste, so if it is too strong this use 1/4 teaspoon or mix in some lemon, honey or maple syrup for that added sweetness.
If you don’t like to drink green tea, I love adding 1/2 teaspoon of the tea to my porridge, you do not taste it once you add milk, fruit and a little syrup. You get all the benefits without having to drink it. It also make your breakfast a beautiful colour.
The product mixes well in drinks and foods. Only thing if you are having a hot green tea, keep a spoon close by as if you leave it to long to drink, it will collate at the bottom of the mug. So by giving it the occasionally stir, it is perfect. Just the same as having to do it with a hot chocolate.
After I had my first cup I did feel full of energy, I did make mine a little stronger that what it says on the packet, as I love green tea and thought I could handle it. I did feel like I had a bit of a buzz, excitement really and my workout kicked butt that day. I had no come down at all.
1/2 of a teaspoon is equivalent to 10 cups of green tea.
When you buy a matcha green tea from Pure Chimp they donate 5% to a charity. This is a big bonus as it is lovely when companies give back.
The products are suitable for vegans and are registered with the vegan society.
Pure Chimp also have a lemon and mint flavoured tea, I so want the mint tea as it is a firm favourite with me. If you go to Pure Chimps website you will see the teas come in jars and packets, they also sell a cute whisk, which is now on my wish list.
Let’s talk price
It isn’t cheap for a packet it is £4.95 and the jar is £11.95, initially it is a shock but it is a product that will last. You only need 1/2 teaspoon per drink, so it will last quite the while and when you average out what you would be paying for normal green tea which is usually around £3 for 20 teabags, it puts it into perspective.
I would recommend this product. I have enjoyed drinking it and I shall be purchasing more. Defiantly can’t wait to get my hands on the Mint tea. Stick to the 1/2 teaspoon per mug, don’t do what I did or you’ll be giving yourself a type of pre workout.
If you pick up some, please let me know what you think?
From Pure Chimp website;
Ingredients: 100% finely ground matcha green tea leaves (ceremonial grade). That is all!
Shelf life: 18 months. Produce of Japan. Suitable for vegans.