Teapigs are a Northern Ireland company which began in 2006. Nick and Louise loved tea and realised that most people didn’t know about all the different flavour of tea that were out there.
They sell lots of varieties of tea which taste wonderful but their latest product is superfood Matcha. Matcha is essentially a very concentrated green tea and it boasts many health benefits. Matcha has great antioxidant power, provides slow release energy, a metabolism boost and boosts brain power. Sound good eh?
The Teapigs website describes the benefits;
l-theanine and caffeine
All green tea but matcha even more so contains a very special naturally occurring amino acid called L-Theanine. Along with caffeine, a well known stimulant also found in green tea the combination appears to increase alertness and improve concentration. That’s probably why Buddhist monks have used matcha for centuries when meditating for hours. Closely followed by Japanese students cramming for exams.
Like all green tea our little superhero contains flavonoids which in studies have been shown to have an antioxidant effect. To be even more precise the real gem in matcha is known as epigallocatechin gallate or EPCG to its friends. It is thought that regular consumption of foods and drinks containing flavonoids might help to protect our bodies from harmful free radicals so there is ongoing research across the world looking into the potential positive health benefits of flavonoids such as EGCG.
We at Ballymena Today had the opportunity to try one of Teapigs matcha flavoured drinks and we can report that they are refreshing and delicious. Click here to visit the Teapigs website for more information about green tea Matcha. We are sure it won’t be the last time we hear about it.