So, now I have been having some teapigs matcha every day for the past 2 weeks.
I loved the little card that came with it, with suggestions as to how to drink it.
I don’t mind the flavour in water, but I prefer it in milk (usually almond milk). I had some chocolate almond milk and I enjoyed it in that for several mornings, but my favourite milk was the Rebel Kitchen chocolate mylk- it is so thick and creamy and frothed so well too.
I also tried it stirred into porridge. No, it did not look pretty, but I had it with some mince pie filling and it was lovely.
Now, I have no idea whether the matcha has given me extra energy- of course I am not a scientific test, but I have been feeling good these past few weeks. Partly this is due to finally getting rid of that cough (I do keep on about it, but seriously I felt so awful when I had it that I just feel miles better), but my running has been going well, even with the increased distance, and going back to work after the Christmas holidays.
So, I suppose the question is, would I keep having it? The short answer is yes, especially at the moment as I have some left in the tin. I am still pondering how to use some in baking, so if you have any recommendations let me know please.
The powder is quite expensive, but then the tin will last a while. I think it would be something that I would not have all the time, but might treat myself to every now and then.
Would you be tempted to try it?
I was given a teapigs discount code to share with everyone- the code is RUNNING and is valid until the end of Feb 2015 for 10% off (excludes matcha kits, pick & mix, cheeky deals and subscribe and save).
*I was sent the matcha kit in exchange for reviewing it on my blog. All opinions are my own. The discount code is just that- I do not receive any benefits from the link.
14 thoughts on “Teapigs matcha challenge week 2”
I’m still not convinced with their matcha, I adore their tea but that green stuff …. I just can’t adjust to the taste. I have an open tin in the fridge as I type and I’m STILL not sure 🙁
Do you mix it with things? Honestly, chocolate milk is the way forward- a good post run drink 🙂
Lucy at Lucy on the Look Out had a recipe for matcha energy balls (https://lucylookout.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/matcha-march-matcha-energy-balls-recipe/) but I can’t think of anything else right now.
I really like the sound of the Rebel Kitchen Mylk (and your porridge!).
Thanks for the link, I will have a look.
Glad you’re feeling miles better- and your miles are feeling better… see what I did there!! Haha 😉 (sorry lame, lame joke)
I’m just not sure about it. It’s quite expensive, like you said, and I don’t feel the need for it in my life. I’d try it though if the chance came along but otherwise I probably wouldn’t buy it.
Thanks- I do like a good pun or joke like that 🙂
I think I had a sample once before and quite liked it- I am not really into powders and things but it tastes way better than spiruluna 🙂
I recently just tried the Rebel Kitchen chocolate mylk and I LOVE it. I need to stock up on some more.
Yes- amazing stuff! The chai one is the best, and I like the choc orange one too 🙂
I really like matcha, and I quite like it just with water. I used some to make some energy balls this week with nuts, dates, lemon zest and juice- really good!
They sound good, I might have to see if I have any dates.
I really like those Rebel Kitchen Mylks, shame they are not so widely available. I agree, match id much better in milk for me too, far more richer and creamier. 🙂
Ocado stock them- even the big ones now- and I still don’t have shares in them!
I can see exactly where you’re coming from with the cough Maria, I think I had mine for two weeks and it was awful, any longer and I’d have been tearing my hair out!
I’m glad the matcha is going well for you, I haven’t bought it as it’s so expensive – though I did try the pukka green tea with matcha and liked it.
I tried Matcha from Teapigs a few years ago when it first came out and wasn’t a fan, mostly because I didnt have a clue what to do with it. Ive recently started experimenting with it again because of the health benefits and Ive fallen in love!