Hey There Teacups! As you’ll all know from my posts on here and my posts over my social media accounts, 2017 was the year my love for Matcha was ignited. It was early this year that I first tired a premium quality matcha. The only time I had, had it before was from my local bubble tea shop
(but I can’t imagine they use a super high quality matcha in all honesty)
So I will admit that at first it was a little hesitant when I first made myself matcha, all of the teaware it requires and the very strict steeping parameters it has made me a little bit nervous
(I won’t lie). I will admit it thought that as nervous as I was I knew that I couldn’t get any of it wrong. I’m the kind of person that will throw themselves completely into a hobby / passion and every aspect of it so I had been researching matcha and everything to do with it for a very long time.
The one thing I was a little hesitant about when it came to matcha was whether or not it would help me as much as everyone claimed it would. Matcha boasts a lot of health benefits and something in the back of my mind made me doubt them all. I tend to doubt a lot of things like that until I’ve actually experienced them for myself. But I think everyone must do that at some point. You can’t really have an opinion on something until you’ve experienced it for yourself.
Within the first week or so there was no change at all. But once I hit the two and a half week mark I began to notice quite a bit of a change especially when it came to energy and fatigue. I slowly started to be able to start each day without feeling like complete and utter rubbish and the fatigue that I’m normally shadowed with began to clear. I was so shocked to see how quick of a change introducing matcha into my day to day life made, and I still see new changes even months on.
One of the newest changes is that it has really helped to clear my skin up, I can’t see any other reason that my skin would have started to look as good as it has been doing. I honestly feel as though its made my skin so much softer
( yeah I know there are matcha ace masks out there but id much rather drink it!) . It’s definitely making a change to my metabolism (one of the biggest health benefits its boasts) and my apatite as well. I’ve started having matcha when I wake up in the morning and around lunch time and I honestly feel that its making my apatite a lot smaller. I can hardly eat even half of the portions I used to eat (unless its a super hungry day – I’m not the only one who has those right? – you know those days when no food out there can satisfy your hunger)
I’m very glad I finally got round to trying matcha for the first time this year and thankful that I actually loved it taste wise. I think it’s safe to say that it will deffinelty be something that will stay a part of my day to day routine throughout the whole of 2018 and probably far beyond that as well. With the amount that it has helped me in the last few months it would be silly to just stop drinking it and go back to my old rubbish feeling , always tired over eating self.
I’ll be posting a lot more about matcha throughout the new year now I feel like I’m a little more experienced with it and actually feel like I know what I’m talking about. If there is anything specific you would like to talk about when it comes to matcha please let me know. The same goes for questions if you have any remember to stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter and I’ll answer them as soon as I can to the best of my ability.
Speak to you all again tomorrow, Happy Steeping – Kimberley