teapigs matcha super power green tea drink review

Today I'm going to tell you about the latest products to come out from teapigs; these absolutely fantastic pre-made matcha green tea drinks!

ThatRedheadSaid : teapigs matcha super power green tea drink

As you may or may not know, I recently gave teapigs matcha a try for the entire month of May and am now utterly hooked. Matcha is an incredible product so to now have an "on the go" version available is just the best thing ever. Give matcha a try and you'll soon lose your expensive coffee habit, trust me!

These delightful matcha drinks come in three varieties: grapefruit, elderflower and apple, all from concentrate. I know some people are all weird about fruit concentrates but to be perfectly honest, I don't see the harm in it unless you're paying for actual juice and getting watered down concentrate, that's not cool.

Grapefruit: You get 330ml of rocket fuel for 69 calories! The sugar content comes from the fruit concentrate so there's nothing added at all. The ingredients speak for themselves on this one; spring water, grapefruit juice from concentrate and matcha. That's it. 

I think the grapefruit has to be my favourite. I love grapefruit and you can absolutely tell it's there, which is what we want from a drink telling us it's grapefruit, right?! The combination of the grapefruit and matcha works so well together; if you're trying to get your friends over to the matcha way of life, then this would be a brilliant introduction.

ThatRedheadSaid : teapigs grapefruit matcha super power green tea drink

Apple: This flavour has a little more caloric value at 75 calories for 330ml. Again, we only have three ingredients: spring water, apple juice from concentrate and matcha. I'm sad to say I was very disappointed with this one. The flavour was really weak and confused. In  my opinion, the apple juice needs to be increased by a factor of at least 5 to get it to the point where you can definitely identify apple juice. Sad. I love apple juice! Perhaps it's worth adding a little cordial to this if you have it, but to teapigs I'd definitely suggest increasing the amount of apple they use!

A comment from teapigs HQ: "The reason we went for a higher proportion of water to juice was to keep the water content high (there for more hydrating and a healthier balance) and to create a more refreshing drink so people could have it whilst exercising. We found especially the apple juice when at a higher juice content to be a little too sweet to refresh when running/at the gym."

Elderflower: Oh dear. I was hesitant about the combination of matcha and elderflower. They're both such delicate flavours. It doesn't work. I'm so sorry, teapigs! It's bitter, chalky and leaves an after-taste that the boyfriend described as "broken-up paracetamol". While I don't think it's quite that bad, it's not exactly great either. The matcha and elderflower flavours are at war with each other on your tastebuds and it's not pleasant. To add insult to injury, the chalky texture leaves a weird coating on your tongue that doesn't go away without something carbonated!

The ingredients are spring water, grape extract concentrate, elderflower extract, lemon juice concentrate, matcha and an acidity regulator. There are 105 calories in this 330ml carton. I couldn't bring myself to have more than a few sips of this one. After a few minutes of being in the glass it began to separate to really make sure you shake this one up before trying it, and maybe have your aerolatte to hand! 


If you want a matcha hit on the go; my advice is to stick with the grapefruit! 

Product supplied by teapigs for consideration to review. 
Opinions are my own and are not influenced by external sources.
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