I’ve been buying organic products for over ten years now. During my pre-mama days as a writer for a newspaper here in Cyprus, I began researching the benefits of eating organic produce and using eco-friendly products. I tried and tested products and produce, wrote articles and became convinced of the long-term goodness that comes with consuming organic. Today, and three kids later, I still purchase organic although as a big family it’s not easy to go exclusively organic due to costs… Or is it? A new local online shop, Boost Bio Market, has opened and promises to knock down prices on our favourite organic brands, offering a range of products that are delivered straight to your door. I tried it out.
Boost Bio Market is an online shop with hand-picked high-quality organic products, made locally and globally. Their goal is to make healthy living affordable. Their range is impressive and it includes home cleaning products, supplements and vitamins, mama and baby products, beauty and bath goodies and of course food. Fresh produce is not available but everything and anything else you could possibly think of can be found on this online shop.
Last month we received two boxes with goodies from Boost Bio Market, on two separate occasions. Both times the delivery service was smooth, hassle-free, quick and easy. The cardboard boxes are well-designed and sturdy enough for the kids to play with. I am currently looking at one, over by the wall. It’s brimming with toys the kids stuffed in. Packaging plays a huge role when offering a service like this especially when it’s being used to deliver items of various sizes and weight. Boost Bio Market has chosen the perfect type.
I almost squealed with excitement – actually I think I did squeal- when I saw what was in one of the boxes. Matcha, that type of green powdered tea that has become a cult favourite! It’s from Japan so of course it has a cult following. I’ve tried and loved many matcha smoothies from various health food cafes and juice bars around town. I have always wanted to make some matcha energy balls but I’ve never actually BOUGHT matcha to MAKE anything. For a long time I thought I couldn’t consume it due to breastfeeding restrictions and the high content of caffeine found in matcha. Totally not true. One serving is fine. The Japanese even give it to their kids in small quantities. So I started making a list of the things I am going to make with this one from EvZin Bio. If you’re not sure what all the fuss is about matcha have a look at the many benefits it has here.
I got so excited due to the endless possibilities that I fell into a matcha online rabbit hole and discovered the traditional way of making matcha tea, which I definitely wanted to try. So I contacted a friend who is Japanese and serves the yummiest Japanese food in bento boxes ever – I hope to tell you more very soon – to get some tips on how I should make matcha tea. Here’s the recipe she gave me:
1 tsp (1.5 to 2 gr) of matcha powder. Mix with 50 to 60 ml of hot water (90 degrees celsius) with a special bamboo whisk.
As you can see, it’s a very simple procedure BUT you need that whisk. You can order a traditional matcha tea set from here.