A Barre Class at Blok London with Pure Leaf Matcha Tea

Bonjour lecteurs! Have you decided to start 2019 healthier? Do you fancy trying new things? While I don’t really believe in New Resolutions as I think that we should start the year celebrating our past successes, I am always on the lookout for new experiences. Last week, Pure Leaf invited me to test their new matcha teas after attending a Barre Class at a trendy fitness studio in the heart of London. Let me share with you today my very own Frenchie Barre Class at Blok London with Pure Leaf Matcha Tea!

Barre Class at Blok

How sporty are you? Before becoming a maman, I used to be a member of the local gym. But I am not going to pretend, I was not a big fan. If anything, I always prefered groups’ sports where I had fun and interact with other people rather than running on a treadmill for over half an hour…

Have you ever tried a Barre Class? It is like a ballet workout.

It was a first for me last week and I was so looking forward to it. I am not extremely fit but this intense session was so much fun!

After changing quickly into my sports gear, we started it with some good music. With some other participants, the instructors got us to get moving for half an hour and it got sweaty!

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Getting ready to get fit!

Wow! It was intense, I am telling you that now! But so energising! And yeah, my legs were killing me the next day but it made me feel so alive!

More importantly, the class was fun and I did not have time to be bored! For once, I enjoyed myself at the gym! And after all that hard effort, we got spoiled to some healthy breakfast.

A  Tea Masterclass hosted by Pure Leaf Tea Sommelier

As Pure Leaf teamed up with Blok, the lovely Xing Ma told us a bit more about matcha tea before we got to try it for ourselves.

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We were then introduced with the art of matcha tea

Did you know? When you drink a regular green tea,  you actually only strain the leaves into the water.

However, with matcha tea, you get to consume the entire tea leaf in a powder form. In other words, you get to taste some green tea in its purest form. It is said that 1 cup of matcha tea can be as nutritional as 10 cups of green teas!

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The expert showed us how to enjoy it

Time to swap ladies! Especially when it is more beneficial to you!

Celebrated in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony for hundreds of years, the matcha tea is also very tasty.

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Once back at home, I got to taste the whole range again

While sometimes normal green tea can feel heavy on the stomach (in my opinion), I did not feel that way with Pure Leaf Matcha Tea.

Pure Leaf Match Tea

Pure Leaf is a premium tea brand that offers a lovely range of matcha teas: ginger, mint and pure. So there is something for everyone.

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Have you ever tried matcha tea?

While I really enjoy the ginger version, I also like the other two. Not only the selection tastes good and not too strong on its own, but the brand also uses only tea from plantations that are 100% Rainforest Alliance certified™. So the label is also sustainable. Indeed, it is grown with care for the wildlife and the local families!

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The brand offers some lovely flavours

The taste is very distinctive and feels so refreshing even on its own.

I like mine in a traditional way, simply with some boiled water but there are so many other forms you can consume it! Add it for some more taste in your smoothies or even in some cakes! It will give your creations this je ne sais quoi ! 

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And we also got some very healthy breakfast!

While attending the fab event hosted by Blok and Pure Leaf, I tried it within a super energising smoothie. But there are so many ways you can try yours! You can even add it to your porridge for a healthy start of the day!

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How will you use your matcha tea?

Matcha Tea is a super cool and yummy new trend you want to test ASAP! The Pure Leaf Collection is now available in Morrisons, Ocado and Amazon. Taste it and tell us what you used it for. I can not wait to hear what you make of it and what refreshing creations you came up with!

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The tea before I blended it

 

With thanks to Pure Leaf for inviting me to the ‘Move to Matcha’ Breakfast at Blok London.

 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Pure Leaf Matcha Tea.

 

 

 

59 Comments

  1. Annabel Greaves
    January 27, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    I really love the tea

    • Jenny
      January 27, 2019 / 7:22 pm

      Looks very interesting

  2. Louise Laing
    January 27, 2019 / 5:52 pm

    The tea look’s really good! Look’s like a great experience.

  3. Tracy Nixon
    January 27, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    I really love their tea!

  4. Peter Watson
    January 27, 2019 / 6:09 pm

    I really must try the Pure Matcha tea.

  5. Margaret Gallagher
    January 27, 2019 / 6:16 pm

    Looks devine – not a lover of tea but I’ll be giving it a try

  6. AJ
    January 27, 2019 / 7:46 pm

    Not sure if its my kind of thing. Not really a tea lover.

  7. William Gould
    January 27, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    I’ve never tried a green tea or a Matcha tea, but I really must!

  8. Sarah-Jane Carter
    January 28, 2019 / 3:21 am

    I definitely will need to try this xx

  9. Clifford Sherwood
    January 28, 2019 / 6:44 am

    This product is really getting popular, saw it on dragons den a few weeks ago as well

  10. Sandra Fortune
    January 28, 2019 / 12:14 pm

    Love tea looks good and a fab experience

  11. Andrea Fletcher
    January 28, 2019 / 5:29 pm

    Love tea, the ginger one sounds nice.

  12. Priscilla Stubbs
    January 28, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    I love tea, but haven’t tried this, happy to give it a go

  13. Sheena Batey
    January 28, 2019 / 7:09 pm

    Never tried it but could fancy having a slurp

  14. Jean Cassell
    January 29, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    I love tea but haven’t tried these yet

  15. Sharon Freemantle
    January 30, 2019 / 7:37 pm

    I don’t like tea and felt I was missing out on the benefits of green tea. This sounds like I could have the benefits another way. I like the sound of ginger and putting it in porridge or a smoothie. Well if I don’t try I’ll never know. Morrison’s here I come

  16. Johanne Currie
    January 31, 2019 / 10:13 am

    I love tea and would love to try them

  17. Sharon Freemantle
    January 31, 2019 / 11:50 am

    I’ve got some of this I’ve yet to try it. Though the plumber who is doing our bathroom tried it and said it was lovely

  18. RM
    February 3, 2019 / 7:02 am

    I love matcha tea x

  19. Gwen Maynard
    February 4, 2019 / 6:31 pm

    Very interesting reading.

  20. Johanne Currie
    February 6, 2019 / 10:46 am

    I love reading your stuff

  21. Jane Blake
    February 7, 2019 / 12:31 am

    Wonderful, could drink tea all day long

  22. Johanne Currie
    February 7, 2019 / 10:26 am

    Tea is my favourite my son says ill look like a cup of tea soon

  23. Hayley Todd
    February 7, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    What a wonderful article and experience! I love the benefits of Green Tea.

  24. Jeanette Leighton
    February 8, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    Looks good, I love my tea , exercising not so much lol

  25. Gemma Hendry
    February 8, 2019 / 4:33 pm

    ive never tried these teas but i deffo want to now

  26. Natalie Burgess
    February 8, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    The tea looks really good I need to try some! Xx

  27. February 8, 2019 / 5:56 pm

    I have tried green tea …do not like it one bit

  28. LOUISE craney
    February 8, 2019 / 6:37 pm

    Cool

  29. Samantha Peacock
    February 8, 2019 / 8:57 pm

    I’ve never tried it

  30. Elizabeth
    February 9, 2019 / 12:49 am

    Matcha tea is nice, but good lord, the proper stuff is expensive.

  31. Roísín M
    February 9, 2019 / 12:52 am

    I’ve tried matcha and couldn’t really get into the taste of it – must give it another go with a different blend

  32. Brigitte Gorez Santos
    February 9, 2019 / 10:32 am

    Tea looks lovely.

    • Amanda w
      February 27, 2019 / 9:03 pm

      Can’t imagine this tasting too good

  33. Sandra Chambers
    February 9, 2019 / 7:07 pm

    Don’t like tea myself but looks like you enjoyed

  34. John Prendergast
    February 9, 2019 / 9:11 pm

    never tried Matcha tea but it does look nice

  35. Hannah Hill
    February 10, 2019 / 2:34 am

    Oh it’s fab
    Try it soon

  36. Sharon Freemantle
    February 10, 2019 / 12:36 pm

    I had some give me as I freebie. I’ve not tried it yet but my plumber has been drinking it and he said it was lovely.

  37. Mrs Kay Young
    February 10, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    Still can’t bring myself to try green tea again, it’s the smell that puts me off!

  38. Angela Sandford
    February 10, 2019 / 2:27 pm

    Tea with porridge sounds strange! I think i’ll Have to give it a go!

  39. Jayne Townson
    February 10, 2019 / 8:19 pm

    I love green tea so I’m going to have to try the Pure Leaf Matcha Tea, it sounds so good.

  40. Charlotte Mann
    February 11, 2019 / 9:55 pm

    I am attuned to drinking green tea, and have tried it in powder form. It is more bitter, but it kind of feels like you can taste the health! But I have tried it in cake, and I can tell you, it is the most amazing cake I have ever had!

  41. Johanne Currie
    February 12, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    I’m a tea addict lol

  42. Abigail
    February 13, 2019 / 8:31 am

    I’ve always wanted to try matcha tea, it looks so yummt!

  43. Jo F
    February 17, 2019 / 5:10 pm

    I’ve never tried green tea, sounds like I should give it a go!

  44. Georgie O'Garra
    February 18, 2019 / 9:20 am

    Looks awesome different ways to use the Matcha

  45. Amanda tanner
    February 19, 2019 / 5:44 pm

    I went through a period of drinking green tea but never liked the taste I only drank it for health benefits which was why it never lasted

  46. Julia Kerr
    February 25, 2019 / 11:43 pm

    I’m not really a fan of any hot drink so I’m not sure this would be my sort of thing

  47. charlotte isobelle
    February 27, 2019 / 11:15 am

    i havent actually tried it but unsure whether i would like it

  48. Katrina Adams
    March 2, 2019 / 11:34 am

    Love the idea of the ballet classes. I also keep saying I’ll drink more green tea but if I can get more bang for my buck, by getting the equivalent of 10 cups, then I am certainly switching!!!

  49. Carolyn E
    March 2, 2019 / 4:54 pm

    Such a great idea. Just wish I lived close enough to do this every day.

  50. Carolyn E
    March 3, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    I am inspired to try and DIY this at home until I can get to a class.

  51. Tracy Higgs
    March 3, 2019 / 9:05 pm

    The Barre class looks good, I used to do ballet.

    I was introduced to Matcha tea by a friend who is really into healthy eating, I was surprised to find I enjoyed it.

  52. Carolyn E
    March 6, 2019 / 9:11 am

    Yes! Finally found the tea in my local Waitrose!

  53. Rebecca Whatmore
    March 7, 2019 / 3:42 pm

    I have never tried it but will give it a go!

  54. Pauline Champenois
    March 7, 2019 / 6:19 pm

    I’ve done barre gym classes and I love it!

  55. Sarah Roberts
    March 7, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    The Matcha Tea sounds wonderful! Good luck on your healthy journey

  56. Roísín M
    March 8, 2019 / 1:21 am

    This really looks like a good fun and lots of great tea tips – another great review

  57. Lindsey Stuart
    March 8, 2019 / 10:50 am

    The ballet workout sounds very interesting!
    I must admit I am not a fan of the gym but I do enjoy working out at home.
    This tea sounds wonderful I would like to give it a try.

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