This summer the heat and bustling city demands a pick me up of the healthy kind! I recently came into contact with the new Vivid Matcha Green Tea. It promises to help you get in shape, burn fat, creates healthier skin, fuels mental performance, superfood status thanks to potent antioxidant levels. This is my new festival fix and a must for the staple fridge!
I sampled their three flavours – lime, ginger and honey; pear and rhubarb; and grape and elderflower – made using a blend of matcha and fruit juices. All flavours sparked a positive experience with the product. In addition everyone I offered to sample the three flavours demolished the contents and was left sproutly and ambient; each friend had a different favourite, showing the diverse market! The drink instantly gave me a lift and boost without an energy crash! Served in cartons which are easy to store and carry around, i have kept a secret stash for my festival trips and a great alternative to coffee! We also experimented with adding the grape and elderflower flavour to champagne (Highly recommended)!
Matcha, a high-grade ground green tea leaf powder famed for its health properties, has been consumed for centuries by Buddhist monks to keep them alert and awake during long days of meditation. The unique combination of natural caffeine and calming l-theanine ensures no energy highs or lows, instead giving a slow release of energy with a sustained boost.
Vivid was established by 26-year-old entrepreneur James Shillcock, and contain all-natural ingredients and no added sugars, aiming to promote both mental and physical performance.
James says of the product:
“Vivid provides natural caffeine from our organic Matcha making it ideal for anyone looking for a refreshing pick-me-up. We created Vivid to bring matcha to the mainstream. We’ve developed a natural product that tastes great, is convenient and offers all the benefits of matcha green tea without the hassle.
Vivid comes in cartons of 330ml and retails at £1.85 per carton. Vivid is available at Waitrose, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Amazon, Whole Foods, Planet Organic and independent retailers.