In my quest to develop better habits, I am trying to drink more green tea. I’ve always kind of struggled with the rather bitter taste of it though – but am getting used to it! So I was quite excited when I discovered this green tea at a health show I went to a couple of years ago and I’ve been buying it ever since!
It’s called Shinzo green tea/ sencha and when I tasted a sample I was offered I was pleasantly surprised to discover it didn’t have the usual bitter taste that green tea often has at all. It also comes in powder form (foil packed for freshness) rather than leaf form and is very concentrated – the container comes with a teensy spoon for measuring the powder, a little goes a long way so a container lasts you ages. Being in powder form also means you’re not leaving behind a lot of the goodness you would leave behind in leaf teas. All you need to do is add freshly boiled water and give it a stir.
Why drink green tea?
Green tea is brilliant for maintaining good health, it aids weight loss, is an antioxidant and has been used in ancient medicine, particularly Chinese/ Japanese, for centuries to cure all sorts of ailments.
I particularly like this green tea too because you’re not limited to drinking it as a tea – you can add the powder to cold drinks, food, cakes, protein shakes and even ice cream. The powder does not have much of a taste at all so you reap all the benefits of the green tea without compromising the taste of whatever you’re eating – definitely a plus J
I stock up on this wonderful green tea here on the Shinzo website – they do leaf tea too (‘proper’ sencha) as well as something called ‘genmaicha’ which I’d really like to try next time. Loving this tea at the moment! And it’s helping me consume my goal of 10 glasses of water a day too – result!
Shinzo also show you how to brew the perfect green tea on their website and share the health benefits of drinking green tea.