ENSŌ Matcha Tea – For over 800 years, Japanese Zen Buddhist monks have been using matcha to give them energy and mental clarity during long meditations, coupled with an abundance of health benefits a beverage, I feel we should all incorporate into our busy daily routine.
I have enjoyed Matcha Tea on occasions but not looked into the many health benefits it has to offer. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to try ENSŌ Matcha. A UK-based, organic brand sourced from the highest quality matcha from Kyoto, Japan.
Celebrating simplicity, natural beauty and mindfulness ENSŌ Matcha is packed with nutrients and provides ‘clean’ energy to inspire people to nurture their body.
Grown by artisanal tea farming families from what is known as the most prestigious tea farming region in the world the tea is produced in small batches to guarantee freshness, quality and amazing taste in every sip.
ENSŌ Matcha tea is available in two options, both of which I have tried and would highly recommend:
A delicate, complex flavour. Best enjoyed on its own. Uses only the youngest leaves from each harvest
A more robust flavour makes this perfect for lattes, smoothies and other culinary creations.
So, what is matcha?
Matcha is finely ground green tea leaves. When you drink matcha you’re consuming the entire green tea leaf. One cup has the nutritional benefits of 10 cups of regular green tea. It’s also one the richest all-natural source of antioxidants!
To give matcha its vibrant green colour, special flavour and incredible health benefits, it undergoes a shade-growing process unique to this type of tea. The youngest leaves are selected before being de-stemmed, de-veined and ground into an ultra-fine powder.
Thanks to the special combination of L-theanine and caffeine, matcha is one of the richest all-natural sources of antioxidants, containing 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea!
General Energy Boost
Matcha gives you a boost of energy for up to 6 hours, without the caffeine crash, jitters or side effects from drinking coffee.
Better Mood & Reduced Stress
The combination of caffeine and L-theanine, which is almost exclusively found in matcha, promotes heightened concentration, increased focus and mental clarity
Concentration & Clarity
L-theanine also promotes increased dopamine and serotonin production, which helps improve your mood and reduce stress.
Support your immune system
Because matcha is rich in antioxidants, it can help to support your body’s immune system and neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.
The company was created by the British/Brazilian couple Aiden & Natalia. They met 8 years ago in Spain in the search of a more laidback, unconventional lifestyle. They had both experienced burnout and intense stress from young ages, working long hours in demanding jobs. Natalia worked in the financial market and Aiden in the hospitality sector. They became committed to building a new life with a healthier work-life balance. After experiencing the positive impact matcha had on them – on mood, energy and ability to focus, Aiden & Natalia knew they had to share this incredible tea with others. Before long, an appreciation for matcha became a personal ritual. From there, ENSŌ Matcha was born.