We’ve launched a brand new smoothie Matcha The Day – a clean, green glass of goodness! This fresh tasting fruit and veg smoothie combines banana, peach, pineapple, spinach, apple and the magic ingredient – matcha!
Why matcha? You may have heard of its energising properties or seen it in teas, lattes or even in noodles – but what is it and what does it do?
Matcha is a premium green tea powder that is used for drinking as tea or as an ingredient. It is a finely ground powder of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. Green tea plants used for matcha are shade-grown for three to four weeks before harvest and the stems and veins are removed during processing. During shaded growth the plant produces more of the amino acid theanine and caffeine than regular green tea, giving it more powerful properties. It also produces more chlorophyll, giving it its dark green colour.
If you don’t fancy a green latte or messing around with powder then blitz yourself up a Matcha The Day! It will be available on Ocado very soon so look out for it!
Love Taste Team x
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