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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 !
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!
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!
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.