teapigs : Modern Matcha Kit GIVEAWAY!!! - NOW CLOSED *

It's giveaway time folks!!!! 

The absolutely legendary folks over at teapigs are offering one lucky person a Modern Matcha Kit, worth £32.50! In this kit you will get: 

  • 30g of matcha green tea 
  • aerolatte electric handheld whisk (including 2AA batteries)
  • shot glass
  • measuring spoon
  • information leaflet
  • matcha badge

 "teapigs genuine organic matcha comes from the renowned Nishio region in Japan, where some of the country’s highest quality tea leaves are grown. You may be concerned about the sourcing of our matcha since the tragic earthquake disaster in March 2011. The Nishio region is over 600km South of Fukashima and, as well as undergoing strict testing by the Japanese Authorities before it leaves the country, our matcha is tested twice more before it reaches our shelves." 

Matcha is 100% organic green tea leaves, which have been finely ground into the super concentrated powder you see above. It has been consumed in Japanese culture for over 900 years! Apparently it's very popular with students who are preparing for their exams, so I will report back in due course whether or not it's helped me get away from the more concentrated forms of liquid study-aids! Matcha is rich in chlorophyll, which we all know is what gives plants their ability to function - photosynthesis, remember? ;) 

It looks a lot like wheatgrass, which has a reputation for being... pretty rank tasting, let's be honest here. teapigs matcha only contains the leaf; the stem and veins are 'rigorously' removed to avoid any bitter taste. Matcha is drunk as a fine powder diffused in liquid so you actually ingest the whole leaf, consuming every last bit of goodness. Not only is matcha amazing for overall health and concentration/focus, it also promotes healthy skin and aids weight loss.

"Matcha contains two special amino acids called theophylline and L-theanine. Like all green tea, matcha naturally contains caffeine but, unlike coffee, it works together with these two important amino acids to give you a sustained energy boost which can last 6 hours. By stimulating the production of alpha brain waves, L-theanine helps to create a state of mental alertness but keeping you relaxed at the same time1 - no wonder Buddhist monks have been drinking matcha for centuries. The L-theanine content in tea also increases with the grade of tea, with high-grade matcha (that's our stuff) having the greatest percentage of this marvellous amino acid1."

As a medical neuroscientist (as per how we're referred to on campus! HA!!!) the process of how L-theanine will trigger an alpha wave response in the brain is absolutely fascinating and I fully intend to spend some time piecing this one together during the summer break - R. Mason (2001) April 7 (2): 91-95 Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 200 mg of Zen; L-Theanine Boosts Alpha Waves, Promotes Alert Relaxation

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing matcha kit and trying out this beautiful product for yourself and take part in Matcha May with myself and other bloggers, just fill in the rafflecopter!

The rafflecopter will launch at Sunday 20th April at 7pm and close Sunday 27th April at 12am. I will announce the winner at the close of #lbloggers chat at 7.45pm, before we do the links etc.. ;)


Thank you for reading, and good luck!!! :)

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