OMG Tea Matcha Review

As part of Thrive Magazine‘s blogger project, co-hosted with OMG Tea (Organic Matcha Green Tea), I was commissioned to create two matcha recipes accompanied with social media posts, two recipe videos (which was so exciting and new for me!) as well as a review of OMG Tea‘s matcha powder…


For those of you who don’t know much about matcha green tea and are confused about what I am talking about, matcha is a powdered green tea grown in specific regions of Japan. Matcha green tea is absolutely incredible in terms of nutrient content as it contains over 137 times the antioxidants of standard green tea, as well as a โ€˜feel goodโ€™ amino acid derivative called L-Theanine. It is also known to improve mental focus and awareness; boost your metabolism (i.e. you can burn fat faster and easier); detoxify the body as it contains cleansing chlorophylls; help fight diseases; and have anti-aging properties.


Now, as a healthy food blogger, of course I’ve heard the plethora of amazing health benefits of matcha powder, and tried the superfood in a variety of ways – in smoothies, sifted and drunk as a tea, sprinkled over oatmeal etc. However, to be honest with you, I was not particularly taken by the craze of matcha – it is definitely for an acquired palette as the taste of matcha is quite strong; it is the chlorophyll and amino acids that give matcha its unique rich taste. I was also not so convinced that I could notice any significant difference in my concentration levels or metabolism – that was until I tried OMG Tea Matcha.


What makes OMG Tea special is that it is the highest quality matcha powder that you can find on the market – you can even tell by the colour of their matcha which is a lighter, more vibrant green colour than other brands of matcha which have a darker, duller colour! I most certainly felt much more energised and relaxed after starting to incorporate their matcha in my meals – blended in smoothies, sprinkled over my breakfast porridge bowl, at afternoon tea time… It was the increase in concentration levels and reviving feeling that most took me by surprise, and as a student I need to be in a focused and stress-free mood, I will definitely continue drinking OMG Tea daily for an energy boost – it’s much healthier and more effective than coffee! It’s now part of my daily routine and is the perfect way to put that extra spring in your step and feel more motivated ๐Ÿ™‚ Taken daily, OMG Tea has helped me (and my parents) to shed a few pounds and keep generally fit and healthy.


All in all, I most certainly recommend you try OMG Tea ASAP!

Remember to use the hashtag #mindfullymade on social media platforms to share with me your creations ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mindfully, Moni x

VitaLife: Matcha Review

I was particularly excited when VitaLife contacted me, asking whether I had tried out matcha green tea before. Of course I’ve seen matcha take over the health world and take over the fitness foodies’ newsfeed on Instagram, but I had never before ventured out to jump on the matcha bandwagon. That was, until I sampled VitaLife’s matcha tea. ย ย  I was even more thrilled at the invite to be part of the VitaLife affiliate programme, enabling me to offer my readers, followers and fellow healthnuts an exclusive discount off all online purchases from VitaLife. As featured on my discount codes page, you can use the code MINDFUL16 at the VitaLife checkout for 5% off all orders – the best news is that it’s unlimited use and has no expiry date so you can go absolutely wild with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe after reading my review, you’ll be inspired to try out their matcha green tea!?

For those of you who have never heard of matcha green tea and are wondering what on earth I am talking about, matcha is a powdered green tea grown in exclusive regions of Japan. Matcha green tea is absolutely amazing in terms of nutrient content as it has been found to contain over 137x antioxidants of standard green tea, as well as a ‘feel good’ amino acid derivative called L-Theanine. It is also known to improve mental focus and awareness; boost your metabolism (i.e. you can burn fat faster and easier); detoxify the body; and have anti-aging properties. With a plethora of health benefits, Vitalife offerย the most extensive range of matcha green tea in the UK.


In terms of the taste, it is definitely for an acquired palette as the taste of matcha is quite strong – it is the chlorophyll and amino acids that give matcha its unique rich taste. Although matcha has an initial vegetal, astringent taste, it is then followed by a lasting sweetness which makes the overall drinking experience pleasurable and relaxing. I liked drinking my matcha in the traditional Japanese style: sifted (to remove the lumps) and then whisked with hot water to produce a full-bodied green tea as I enjoyed the intensity of the taste (I do love strong flavours such as dark chocolate). However, matcha is very versatile and can be added as an ingredient (to oatmeal, for example, smoothies or banana ice cream) since the taste of becomes much subtler – and turns the food a lovely shade of green.

Mindfully, Moni x

 

Exclusive Teami Blends “Back 2 Skl” 20% OFF Discount Code

20% OFF TEAMI BLENDS DISCOUNT CODE

 


We all know what time it is when summer draws to a close and August bids us farewell ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ญ… But fear not, my Mindful Eaters, I’ve teamed up with the awesome people over at Teami Blends to give you not 10%, not 15%, but a whopping 20% off online purchases between Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd August using the code ‘MONIBTS‘. This is a back-to-school offer you don’t want to miss out on, so hurry; it only lasts for THREE DAYS!

With 20% off, there’s no reason not to kick start that teatox you’ve always wanted to try – ’cause let me tell you, their stuff actually works! I’ve even got my DAD hooked on Teami detox teas as he says they really help his digestion. So turn that frown upside down and wave away the Back 2 Skl blues with this amazing offer!

Don’t get caught out; you seriously don’t want to miss this opportunity! As once Monday comes round, the code will no longer be active ๐Ÿ˜” So stop delaying and head over to their site now – international orders are accepted ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ™Œ

Don’t forget, use the code ‘MONIBTS‘ at the checkout for the 20% offer to be applied โ˜บ๏ธ

Mindfully, Moni x

Exclusive TeaMi Blends Discount

Hello my lovely followers!

I’m sharing some very exciting news with you all… I’ve teamed up with TeaMi Blends to celebrate American Independence Day on 4th July!

We’re offering you the opportunity to save 20% on your entire purchase – yes, you read that correctly, 20% off your order!! – with the code MONI4TH ๐Ÿ˜ฑ


You must be quick though as this special offer is only valid on orders made between 1st and 4th July inclusive – so hurry and don’t miss out!! Remember, the code you need is MONI4TH.

Hope you enjoy your teatox with TeaMi Blends (even more so when saving 20%!).

Mindfully, Moni x