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The tea on Matcha green tea powder

Matcha tea

Happy Tuesday my loves. I’m sitting in bed cross-legged with a mug of red raspberry tea.

In the middle of summer? Oh, yes.

I drink tea every single day. I haven’t always been this way. There was a point in my teenage years where I became a coffee drinker and I don’t know why. I didn’t grow up with a Starbucks nor did I stop anywhere to pick one up on the way to school, I don’t even know who bought the coffee canister because we are a family of tea drinkers. This means I made a conscious decision to make my own coffee.

I don’t remember when I fell back in love with tea, but I have graduated from pre-packaged boxes to buying copious amount of loose leaf tea; that’s what a tea drinker does.

I know many people need coffee every day several times a day to function. I get it, I’m not a morning person, At. All. I wish I could spring up in the morning all perky like my boobs and full of life. Nah, I need my quiet time. Monty, dog one, usually wakes up and glances at me and If I shake my head he goes back to sleep, he gets me. When I finally make it downstairs I drink my lemon water and prepare my morning smoothie. I talk quite a bit about drinking lemon water here. One of my favorite things I incorporate into my smoothies is Matcha tea.

Coffee drinkers, I need you to hear me out here. I’m not saying I’m trying to wean you off of coffee, but here’s why I decided to reduce my caffeine intake.

A few years ago I was in one of those relationships where I was eating a lot and drinking a lot of daiquiris. I could not resist the food in New Orleans. OMG.. I wasn’t eating healthy and my body was going haywire. And around that time I had the HPV vaccinations.

*rolls eyes*

I did what any normal person would do and went on WebMD and convinced myself that I had ovarian cancer. The symptoms fit. I went for a pap and everything seemed normal, but there was still something was off in my body. My primary care referred me to a specialist and I got another pap and my very first ultrasound. The first one is done on the side of the body where you’re experiencing pain, and the other is a transvaginal ultrasound. Chile, they put this Comcast remote shaped dildo in your vageen to take pictures. It wasn’t as big, but still, I wasn’t mentally ready.

Matcha close up

Of course, when you look at the screen nothing makes sense. I honestly feel they make those things so you purposely don’t know what is going on. It only adds to my self-diagnosed anxiety. The results came back and I found out I had a cyst on my ovary about a centimeter big. According to the doctor, it wasn’t a cause for concern, which was a relief because my diagnosis was obviously wrong. I was prescribed ibuprofen and told to monitor how I feel. Like, that was it. From that moment I decided I wanted to live better, and it was a good distraction from a stressful relationship. I didn’t want to use medication every single month for my ovaries, especially when I’ve never had issues up until this point.

One thing I learned from my ex is that I viewed eating as a thing to do, like an event. Um, yeah. Food is glorious, food is life. PLUS, YOU WERE THE ASKING ME IF I WANTED MORE FOOD!! Sorry for the shouty caps. I realized I needed to change my relationship with food, and in doing so my symptoms became nonexistent and I felt so much better. I learnt that cysts and fibroids feed off of sugar and caffeine so I decided I wanted to limit how much caffeine I take. Matcha tea has less caffeine than coffee but it does a lot more for you. Matcha has less caffeine, the effects last longer, and it doesn’t give you that coffee crash. I can always tell when I forget to add matcha to my smoothie because I literally move like a snail crawling up a greased brick wall.

So what’s the tea on Matcha?

I’m here to tell you what I’ve found out.

matcha tea

5 Health Benefits of Matcha Green Tea Powder

  1. It has 137 times more ECG (antioxidants) than green tea, which reduces inflammation
  2. It contains higher levels of chlorophyll, which aid in the detoxification of toxins and heavy metals.
  3. It stimulates your metabolism. Hello, weight loss and a better functioning digestive system!
  4. Helps with concentration and focus because of the L-theanine, so you can focus at work, school or at home.
  5. Boosts energy levels! (I totally need this. Because again, I’m NOT a morning person).

Matcha has so many other great benefits and I’m sure you’ve probably seen it all over social media lately. Yes, it’s a trendy supplement, but this is definitely something I use on a regular basis. Amazon has everything but I’m sure you can find it at your local health store too. If you’re a coffee drinker, I think it’s time to come out of the sunken place and give Matcha a try. What say ye? Would you switch to matcha tea if it gave you the same or better results? What type of teas do you love?

Best,

The "T" on Matcha green tea powder - live love blu
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21 Comments

  • Reply Essence Renata

    We have all been there at some point or another in self diagnosing cancer (I’ve done it too many times to count) I’ve tried matcha tea for energy once I gave up energy drinks . I haven’t tried it in powder form, but I will definitely look into adding it in my green smoothies.

    August 8, 2017 at 11:27 am
    • Reply Blu

      I think you’ll like it! It feels like good clean clear energy!

      August 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm
  • Reply Shelby @Fitasamamabear

    I’m a coffee AND a tea drinker! And while I haven’t quite adapted a love of the flavor of matcha I do love it’s health benefits and put it in to other drinks/smoothies- it’s amazing for you

    August 8, 2017 at 11:40 am
    • Reply Blu

      That’s why I love hiding it in smoothies so I don’t take it lol

      August 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply The Crumby Vegan

    Ah I love it when I get recommendations like this. It’s way too hot to drink it now (I live in Spain and we are going through a relentless heatwave) but as soon as the weather calms down I’m going to give it a try and see how I feel. Thanks for sharing 💚

    August 8, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Glad you like the recommendations!

      August 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Daga Postelle

    I love matcha, especially with coconut milk, matcha latte. Such a treat. 🙂 It definitely has a high caffeine levels, so it’s perfect to replace those morning coffee cups. Glad to hear that having a mindful relationship with food, helped you improve health. BTW, pretty pictures!

    August 8, 2017 at 12:39 pm
    • Reply Blu

      I like that it’s not as high as coffee, though. I haven’t tried it hot as yet. Glad you love the images, my photographer gets me! lol

      August 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm
  • Reply Ophelia Tang

    Matcha is such a great tea because of its great taste and the great health benefits. Thanks for sharing.

    August 8, 2017 at 11:16 pm
    • Reply Blu

      I haven’t tasted it without mixing it in a smoothie, but I’m thankfully for the health benefits.

      August 9, 2017 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Chastity

    This tea seems like it does wonders for the body. Will look into for the help with my inflammatory issues. I am mostly a coffee drinker Starbucks is my love. But I do adore tea as well more soothing.

    August 9, 2017 at 4:31 am
    • Reply Blu

      I got to Starbucks for the free wi-fi lol. I’ve also found turmeric helpful for the inflammation in my knee.

      August 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    Great article!!! I’ve been wondering about matcha

    August 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm
    • Reply Blu

      Thank you!

      August 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Cristina

    I’m quite a tea addict, but I never had matcha tea. I see it everywhere on social media, but I never put some effort in actually find some and give it a try. I should taste it sooner than later before the trend runs out, haha.

    August 9, 2017 at 3:08 pm
    • Reply Blu

      haha! I get mine from Amazon 🙂

      August 9, 2017 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply Dianne Salonga Rosqueta

    Love matcha. Good for our health. Detoxify and cleanse too. Love to drink this at Starbucks.

    August 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    • Reply Blu

      🙂 I didn’t know they serve it there.

      August 9, 2017 at 10:20 pm
  • Reply Glenna

    I am so scared to try matcha and honestly I do not know why! I love tea and like you I purchase primarily loose tea. Hint if you have not tried Harney and Sons, check it out! I love it. Anyway thank you for sharing your journey, like you I grew up in a home were eating is an EVENT. This is a habit I am struggling to break and need to start eating better.

    August 11, 2017 at 10:20 am
    • Reply Blu

      I’ll have to look into Harney & Sons! Thanks! They also make little packets of matcha you can try.

      August 16, 2017 at 8:25 pm
  • Reply Emily

    So cool! I never knew it had so many benefits!

    August 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm
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