I’ve got another tea review for you, and this is one you’ll want to try! I discovered Soiree Tea when I received a bag of their Citrus Chamomile in one of my Scribbler’s boxes. I’ve since shopped their site a few times and found that they have a lovely selection of teas I can’t wait to try and that make wonderful gifts for friends.
I snagged myself an extra bag of chamomile and a tin of their Matcha. If you’ve never heard of Matcha, it is a green tea that is very popular in Japan. You drink it as a powder rather than leaves, and it has some crazy health benefits. Not only is it full of antioxidants, fiber, and vitamins, it can relax you, improve your mood, help concentration, prevent diseases, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, AND boost your metabolism into overdrive. If that doesn’t sound like a mythical elixir, I don’t know what else could.
Now, nothing is perfect and unfortunately, this is not a mythical elixir. It is tea. I tried brewing a traditional cup of it, and tried it without adding anything, and I gotta say, it is bitter. I threw in some milk and lemon honey, and it was… okay. Granted, I’m still new to the tea game, and this was my first cup of green tea, so I am sure that there are better options to make this tea delicious. HOWEVER, would you like to know the ultimate secret super power this tea has?? It’s a powder…. You can totally put it in smoothies and it won’t taste like tea at all!
Here’s what I did this morning…
Colleen’s Matcha-stic Banana Blueberry Smoothie
1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup white grape juice
1 tsp Matcha
Throw everything in the blender, in that order, and enjoy! You can do fresh fruit, but then you have to add ice. I personally hate putting ice in my smoothies. They turn gross, real quick. Do yourself a favor and either buy frozen fruit, or toss a peeled banana and a hand full of blueberries in the freezer overnight. This will make 2 servings, by the way.
You can pick up your own tin of Matcha here. Have your own favorite smoothie recipe that you want to enhance? Leave me a comment, and I’ll try it for myself. Don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter! Happy reading, BookWyrms!