Happy New Year to you all!
Over here at Matcha Yu HQ, I have started the new year with a goal to move my body more, shed some kilos and feel fitter. 2020 was spent sitting down for long periods of time due to working from home during Melbourne's lockdown. I'm sure many of you out there can relate!
Did you know Matcha can be the perfect accompaniment to all kinds of exercise?
Matcha can help boost your metabolism and lose weight in 2021 and beyond.
So let's dive in and find out 5 reasons how!
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Was so thrilled to be invited onto the Journey To Happiness Heart Driven Hustle Podcast recently!
It a little bit of Matcha education, a little bit about the business, a little bit about me and how my heart is at the centre of my hustle!
- why I started the business in the first place
- a bit about what Matcha is and it's significance in Japanese culture
- tips for other business owners to keep going without burning out with practical self care routines
- how to push past fear, self sabotage and anxiety by changing mindset
Bit of trivia - Did you know what Matcha means in Japanese?
Ma - means stone ground and Cha means Tea. So it literally means stone ground Green Tea Powder
How cool is that?
Enjoy the podcast and do give these guys a follow, they are awesome!
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With the trip to Japan but a distant memory, it's time to reminisce and share what wonderful experiences I had while there.
Very much a standout was the tea farm visit in Uji. Uji is a quaint town about 20 mins by train south of Kyoto (if you were travelling to Nara you would pass through it)
In Uji you can wander through a street called Byodoin Omotesando and literally smell the aroma of Matcha Green Tea in the air ahhh!
But more on that another time!
The main reason for visiting Uji was to meet the family behind the Tea Farm our Premium Matcha is sourced from and witness Ichibancha (or first harvest) that takes place in May each year.
Matcha Yu Tea are just back from our trip to Japan and and easing into the daily routine again.
It was so lovely to return to a place which means so much personally, it really is like going back to a second home, full of wonderful memories and life long friendships.
One of the main purposes of us returning to Japan at this time was to get a rare chance to learn all about Ichibancha (otherwise known as first harvest) and witness this very important time in a tea farm's calendar when the tea that is covered with shade cloths and ultimately becomes Matcha is hand picked with care by a team of experienced hard workers.
Here's another lovely review of our Culinary Matcha, this time from Sherstin from @butfirst_tea, an amazing tea community we absolutely love!
"Beautiful to drink but great to bake with as well"
"The packaging is eco-friendly and it's home compostable, the packaigng, the label, everything is packaging. Super eco-friendly and something to be honest is so rare, not a lot of tea companies are doing this".
Sherstin, we totally love the zig zag motion of the tea whisk too, a great technique!
Thank you for the kind words and so happy you enjoyed it!