Matcha Source ~ Matcha Giveaway!

We HealthyMammas LOVE our matcha tea! It’s my favorite morning ritual…and afternoon ritual on most days…I’m actually having a matcha latte as I type this. :)  It wakes me up and gives me sustained energy without giving me the “coffee jitters” and without the “crash” that follows a few hours after I drink coffee.

Matcha is a form of green tea, but it’s more potent than regular green tea because the tea leaves are ground into a powder form.  The health benefits of matcha tea exceed those of green tea because when you drink matcha you ingest the whole leaf, not just the brewed water.   One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. Besides tasting wonderful, matcha benefits your body in many ways because it contains the following:

L-Theanine ~ The primary amino acid component of green tea. L-Theanine has the unique ability to stimulate the production of alpha waves in the brain. A state otherwise mostly achieved by meditation. The relaxing effects of L-Theanine act antagonistically against the stimulatory effects of caffeine providing an experience of calm alertness and relaxed mental clarity. Clinical studies have also shown L-Theanine can reduce stress levels, lower blood pressure, improve memory and learning abilities, and diminish PMS symptoms.

 

Antioxidants ~ Matcha contains up to 137 times more of the antioxidant EGCG than steeped green tea. Antioxidants help the body to eliminate free radicals that destroy healthy tissue and play a large part in the development of degenerative diseases. But not only do antioxidants help your body fight these diseases; they also play an important role in maintaining a strong and healthy immune system.

 

Caffeine ~ Due to its unique combination of phyto-nutrients, the caffeine in matcha is assimilated in a very different and much healthier way than caffeine from coffee. The caffeine in Matcha binds to the larger catechin molecules and is released into the bloodstream slowly over time. The result is sustained energy for 3-4 hours. This mechanism also prevents the insulin and adrenalin spikes typical of coffee intake, so you never have to experience the “crash” that follows when your blood sugar drops.

 

Chlorophyll ~ The tea plants, which are reserved for the production of matcha, are shaded from direct sunlight for 2-4 weeks before harvest. The result is a substantial increase in chlorophyll content. Chlorophyll has been known to act as a strong blood detoxifier and to help balance ph levels. It is also known to have antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties.

  

I’ve really been excited about announcing this giveaway…because matcha is a favorite part of my healthy routine…and because I myself would LOVE to have each of these giveaway items! :)

 

We’ve teamed with Matcha Source, the absolute best online source for quality matcha tea and accessories, to create a fantastic giveaway! Matcha Source offers various grades of quality matcha and specialty utensils, such as bamboo whisks, bowls, and frothers for preparing and enjoying your matcha tea. We HealthyMammas are so impressed with their products and their stellar customer service that we’ve joined their affiliate program to help “spread the matcha word” to our readers. :)

 

This giveaway will actually have two winners. Winner #1 will receive ~ a Matcha Latte Set that includes a Bodum hand-held milk frother, Gotcha Matcha 80g tin, and a tea scoop.


Winner #2 will receive ~ a bamboo matcha whisk and a sample of Morning Matcha tea.


Entering is simple…all you have to do is either “like” Matcha Source on facebook or follow them on twitter…and comment on this post below. We will announce the winners on Friday! :)

 

Health & Hugs ~ Melissa

 

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About Melissa

I've been blessed with an amazing husband, Tyler and two amazing children, Mia who is 5yrs old and Luke who is 3yrs old. Our entire family has a passion for food. We see food as a means of nutrition, something wonderful to enjoy and indulge in, and meals...if we are doing them right...serve as a fun social experience too! Food definitely brings this family together!
Our family, as a whole, eats a mostly vegetarian diet...although we do consume meat and fish, on occasion. So, I'm always looking for and trying out new vegetarian and vegan recipes that hopefully all of us will enjoy.
Besides food, we are passionate about gardening. We have an organic veggie garden in our backyard that provides a good portion of the veggies that we consume. The kids love to jump in and get their hands dirty and it's crazy how much they already know about gardening! It makes my husband and me so happy to think that they will (hopefully) carry this experience and lifestyle into their futures.
I'm also passionate about learning new ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and provide one for my family...and, I love sharing these ideas with anyone who is interested in hearing about them! So, as I discover recipes and other healthy happy things I will share them...and when you discover some yourself...I'd love for you to share them with me! :)

Comments

  1. Nadia says:

    Thanks for the awesome giveaways! Hoping I win something soon!!!:)

  2. rlkorinko@yahoo.com says:

    Looks like a great giveaway! Have a blessed week!

  3. Meredith says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Matcha… thanks!

  4. Carol says:

    So excited to try some matcha!

  5. Janet says:

    This looks awesome…I’ve been changing my eating and drinking habits and I think Matcha would be another great change for my diet! Thanks!

  6. Misty says:

    Liked em ;) - Such a sweet giveaway!

  7. looking forward to trying it!! haha! have a great week! and thanks for educating me on matcha!

  8. Trish Stewart says:

    What a sweet giveaway!

  9. Teresa Tolmosoff says:

    I’m not familiar with this brand. Would love to win so I can try it,

  10. Tara K says:

    Would love to try when I win! ;)

  11. ashley says:

    I’m trying to make the switch from coffee to tea and this would be the perfect tool in helping me! Awesome giveaway, thanks!

  12. R.J. says:

    Liked & even found a cpl things to order!

  13. OK… here we go… I had already “liked” matcha as my personal email and professional page, so now I just included “liking” them from my work email hhouser@tapestrync.com Yay! Hope that counts for an entry. Your “matcha latte” post way back was one of the first one’s that got me interested in this blog since I had just recently got off coffee. This fall I was tempted by the Pumpkin Spice Latte, which I have been ordering decaf… but would love to try a new ritual.

    • Melissa says:

      Hi Heidi! Yes, that definitely counts! :) I agree…those pumpkin spice lattes are crazy tempting! But, I’m in love with my matcha lattes and I feel so good about drinking them! :) Thanks for reading and entering!

  14. Cathy says:

    Thank you. I’ve never heard of Match before. I’ll go “like” them right now on Facebook.

  15. Kelly says:

    Oooh! i want some!

  16. Julie Almond says:

    The milk foamer looks so cool! I love tea lattes!

  17. Mandy B says:

    I made the trip to fb for the like….please help me get away from coffee!

  18. Karibeth says:

    Great giveaway! I’d love to try it. I liked Matcha Source on Facebook and followed them on twitter :)
    Thanks!

  19. stacy says:

    sounds delicious! I would love to try!!

  20. Kristy says:

    I would love to try Matcha source! I am really enjoying your site! Lots of great info!

  21. Rosemary says:

    Just recently discovered green tea lattes with soy or almond milk! Yummy!!

  22. Julianna Fox says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Thanks for the great giveaways!

  23. kerry stanley says:

    Yin! Can’t wait to try!

  24. Sheila says:

    Love your site!! It’s loaded with great things to read. I’ve had matcha before and knew of some of it’s health benefits, although not all that you have listed. I drink decaf organic coffee mostly in the am and have been trying to move over to a more healthy tea. Is your latte recipe on your website? Hope to win the matcha and get back into drinking it. Thanks again for such a great informational website.

  25. Cee says:

    I follow on Twitter (CeeVegNashville)!

  26. mommarosa says:

    Loving your website and fun give-aways! Matcha really keeps me energized through 12 hour shifts and family life!

  27. Kris says:

    I’ve always wanted to try Matcha… and I really do need to give up my coffee vice.

  28. carie gancy says:

    Love some Matcha!!

  29. Anna says:

    Would love to give this a try as I am a big tea drinker :)

  30. Jennifer says:

    love matcha!!!

  31. ToniG says:

    I have been wanting to try Matcha Green tea!! It sounds like it has so many healthy benefits. I would love to win this set! :) Thanks for your web site. It always has yummy recipes and great information!

  32. Lori V says:

    LOVES me some Matcha!! Boom!

  33. Shamima says:

    I love Matcha and just liked Matcha Source on Facebook. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  34. Claire says:

    i’d love to win. Thanks!!!

  35. Beth says:

    I hope I win so I can try this tea.. Looks good!

  36. Kimberly Zarate-Amaya says:

    Im a tea fanatic! New to the whole healthy living lifestyle im trying to find alternative things to eat and drink.especially those that help with energy

  37. Stephanie Bodenhausen says:

    Bought some matcha with my birthday gift card to Teavana. Now I drink it every morning. I love it! So much good stuff in there.

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