UPGRADE YOUR TEA BREAK
Ditch the biscuits and restore your energy and hydration levels - with one easy switch
You’re probably well aware of the benefits of green tea – which include everything from reviving flagging energy levels with its caffeine kick to giving you more focus before a workout – but there’s a new brew on the scene. And it’s well worth your consideration. Matcha, like other green and black teas, is made from the camellia sinensis plant, but the difference is that while most teas are made by simply steaming the leaves, with matcha things get a bit more complex. It’s made only from the fresh leaf tips, and the plants are shaded from the sun until they’re ready to be picked – increasing their levels of chlorophyll and other nutrients, including the amino acid L-theanine. Once the best leaves are picked, they’re steamed, gently air-dried and then ground into a fine powder, removing any fibres. This powder can be whisked into hot water – as in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony – but Pukka has streamlined the process by blending it with organic herbs in a convenient bag that’s tea break-ready. With zero calories in a cup and a range of flavours on offer, it’s the simplest swap you can make to get the most from your fitness routine.