Matcha Ado About … Peppermint Matcha
Peppermint has been a staple tea for many generations and for good reason. Native to the UK and the rest of Europe and across Asia, its delightfully fresh, minty taste, together with its myriad of health benefits, has made it one of the most popular teas across the world. At Twist Teas, we thought instead of replacing the old with the new, why not combine the two – Peppermint Matcha! Not only have we united these two super nutrients for their unique health benefits, but they also taste wonderful when combined! Peppermint Matcha makes for an incredible super brew! For information on Matcha, take a look at the Matcha blog as today we are going to be solely delving into how amazing peppermint can be.
Health benefits of peppermint
Peppermint can act as a relaxant as the compound methanol allows for easier blood transportation as it increases blood flow. This can see reductions in aches, pains and may even help things such as headaches and migraines.
It freshens your breath, and contains antibacterial properties to help fight off germs.
Increased focus and energy
The natural properties in peppermint have been shown to help with perceived levels of energy and increased levels of focus. Peppermint, combined with our Matcha, will definitely sort out those midday work blues.
Peppermint contains acid rosmarinic, which has been shown to be a reliever of allergic reactions associated with things such as hay fever, asthma causers and pet allergies.
Peppermint contains methanol, an anti-inflammatory compound, which increases the level of nasal airflow, helping you to breath more freely. If you drink your Peppermint Matcha steaming hot, it can really help your sinuses.
So, that in combination with our Matcha will certainly give you that health kick (you might not know) you needed!
Refreshing hot (or cold) brew: This will undoubtedly give a kick to your day and is incredibly simple to make. Just add a teaspoon of Peppermint Matcha to a cup, stir in a small amount of the liquid (slightly cooled boiling water, milk or milk substitute, approx. 80 degrees centigrade) and make a smooth paste. Then slowly add the rest of the liquid, stirring vigorously. At Twist Teas, we especially enjoy it cold on ice with a sprig of fresh mint.
Protein Shake: If you are looking to change up the taste of that protein powder, add in some revitalising Peppermint Matcha and give it that uplifting minty flavour! Just make your shake as you usually would, add a teaspoon of the powder and shake away!
Blueberry porridge with a Peppermint Matcha kick start: Now for one of my favourite breakfasts, with a twist (we are called this for a reason!). Make your blueberry porridge as you usually would – oats, water, milk or milk substitute and blueberries. Then mix in around a teaspoon and a half of the Peppermint Matcha. The peppermint gives a massive kick to the flavour of the porridge and to my brain. Also works well sprinkled on granola with a dash of yoghurt or Kefir. Kickstart your day with this super-nutritious breakfast!