Mighty Matcha

ome years ago, health expert Tim Ferriss unlocked the mysteries of the tea world for many with his preferred morning energy drink, Titanium Tea. This antioxidant-rich concoction features pu-erh tea, a unique type derived from fermenting the leaves of the Cameillia sinensis plant that is naturally rich in probiotics, among other health-supporting ingredients. Inspired by Ferriss's creation, we have developed our own smooth-energy drink perfect for your morning start or mid-afternoon boost! 

Mighty Matcha

Similar to the original recipe, our Mighty Matcha is made from a combination of pu-erh tea, ginger, and turmeric with the addition of honey and matcha to boost your energy and your immune system. 

Pu-erh Tea

Of the six true tea types, pu-erh teas are some of the most interesting and exclusive. Pu-erh teas, of which there are two types, are produced from leaves that have been fermented either over and extended period of time or in a controlled environment for a shorter period. The process which the leaves undergo allows the leaves to develop beneficial bacteria that can help regulate the digestive system and promote gut health. The leaves of this type are generally allowed to oxidize as long as black teas meaning they contain a high caffeine content that provides the smooth lift in energy characteristic to tea. 

Ginger and Turmeric

Both spices commonly found in recipes around the world, ginger and turmeric have long been used as herbal remedies for everything from soothing nausea to alleviating symptoms of the common cold. Belonging to the same family, ginger and turmeric are chock-full of antioxidants and other nutrients. Regular consumption can boost your immune system and keep your body healthy. 

Honey

Honey is one of our favorite additions to tea. Not only does honey enhance the unique flavors in teas but it provides several health benefits as well. High in antioxidants, honey can also boost your immune system when consumed regularly. Local honey can even help stave off seasonal allergies by introducing local pollens into your system. 

Matcha

The final component to our creation: matcha! Matcha is produced by de-veining and crushing Sencha tea leaves to a fine powder. This powder is then mixed with hot water, and typically milk in western practices, before being directly consumed. Since the leaves are consumed, matcha delivers all the caffeine and nutrients inherent in the tea plant. This tea will give you a strong boost of energy, along with antioxidants, without the severe crash coffee can cause. 

Mighty Matcha

Ingredients

  • 2 of our Pu-erh Pearls or 1 tablespoon loose tea
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Ceremonial Matcha
  • 1 teaspoon Bee Pollen Infused Honey or local honey
  • 10 ounces hot water
  • milk or milk substitute (optional)

  • Directions

  • Steep Pu-erh Pearls and Turmeric Ginger at 212°F/100°C for 5 minutes using an ingenuitea or preferred steeping tool
  • Strain infusion into mug and stir in matcha and honey
  • Add milk if desired
  • For an iced version, slightly increase tea amounts and strain over ice instead
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    Start your morning with a green light!

    Our Mighty Matcha is the perfect concoction to get you started in the morning and insure that you won't face a mid-morning crash. Try it out and this drink will become your new morning favorite! 

    March 08, 2021 — Sencha Tea Bar