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#TheSweatLife: How Matcha Can Help Boost Your Workout

Boost your next workout and incorporate the benefits of matcha into your fitness routine. 

Known for its multitude of health inducing benefits, this vibrant green powder (made with authentic Japanese tea leaves) is loaded with about 130 times more catechin EGCG than green tea and assists in weight loss, decreased anxiety and as well as boosts metabolism: something we’re sure every gym-goer can embrace.

Whether your goal is to loose weight, increase overall energy or maintain a consistent level physical activity, matcha can help (and it’s a lot easier to blend into your fitness mix too). Unlike other caffeinated beverages (coffee, cola) which give you a shorter term boost, our Whisk Matcha offers up an increase in energy that actually lasts – and doesn’t translate to a mid workout crash.

Ideally, try drinking a few cups of matcha on a daily basis and about 30 minutes before your next workout to truly reap the rewards of this healthy drink. Add it to your favorite protein powder, blend it into a smoothie, or simply drink it chilled (like we do!) for additional body-building benefits.

Our Whisk Matcha Organic Everyday Grade is a great option if you’re on the hunt for a perfect unsweetened matcha powder that will truly help you boost your next workout.  Enjoy it on-the-go in our convenient BPA Free 24oz bottle: perfect for the yoga studio, cardio class or next time you hit the gym. 

Speaking of working up a sweat... Enter for a chance to win goodies from Pure Barre and Whisk Matcha valued at over $250!  We'll be selecting another lucky winner on Instagram.  Find more details there and good luck! 

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Kimmy Xiao: Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneur

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1. Describe what you do in less than 140 characters. Go.
I’m the founder of Whisk Premium Matcha – an artisanal and premium organic Japanese matcha distributor based in B.C., as well as a healthy lifestyle purveyor.

2. What was the inspiration for your career route?
I’ve always enjoyed helping people and have derived a great sense of satisfaction from looking after others… and that’s led me from a career in hospitality to one geared toward health and wellbeing. I love educating people about this healthy alternative to their everyday (coffee) routine.

3. What is the most memorable milestone in your career so far?
Starting my own business.

4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years?
I want to continually grow my business, learn and create a matcha-movement. Spending time with my young family is also incredibly important.

5. Do you have any advice for other young professionals?
Get out of your comfort zone and explore your potential.

6. Do you support any charities? If so, which one(s) and why is it (or they) important to you?
I support a variety of animal welfare charities.

7. What is one major challenge that you’ve had to overcome in your career? How did you overcome it?
Communication. Having been born in China – a country where individual expression is not necessarily encouraged –I was always fearful of expressing my opinion. Moving to Canada at age 19, the language barrier added to the communication challenge – but thankfully, my employers helped encourage me to contribute my ideas no matter what. As of today, I’m still learning the art of communication. I think it’s a lifelong project.

8. What does the word notable mean to you?
Being inspirational.

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1. Where is your favourite place to wine/dine in your city and why?
ARC restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel; their service is top-notch. I’m also a sushi junkie; Manzo and Ebisu are other go-to places.

2. What’s the most played song on your phone?
“Try Everything” by Shakira

3. Who’s one person you think everyone should be following on social media?
@healthyeating_jo, an Australia health/wellness blogger.

4. What’s your favourite country to visit and why? And what’s the next one you plan on travelling to?
Given that I was born and raised in Beijing, I have to say China. I’d love to visit Iceland next. It seems so otherworldly and mysterious to me.

5. What gives you the greatest FOMO?
As a young mother, I’d say my son’s developmental milestones.

6. What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
Grilled cheese, or actually anything loaded with cheese.

7. What’s something you wish you didn’t spend so much money on? What’s something you wish you spent more on?
Luxury purses. When I didn’t have kids, I spent lots of money on fancy things that I didn’t even need. Now my lifestyle has changed and I wish I could’ve used that money for growing my business and for my kids’ education.

8. And finally, what does success look like to you? Work, play, or otherwise…
Freedom: but not just financial freedom, more a mental sense of freedom where I can set goals and pursue my dream without regrets.

 

http://notable.ca/kimmy-xiao-todays-notable-young-entrepreneur/

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Whisk Matcha Official Launch Party @ Yaletown, Vancouver

To celebrate the official launch of Whisk Premium Matcha, we hosted a private launch party at a lounge room in Yaletown, Vancouver, and had 40 amazing friends and customers witnessed this special celebration. 

We had 3 matcha stations setup: Hot Organic Matcha, Cold Organic Matcha, and Pinnacle Gold Ceremonial Matcha. At the organic matcha tables, matcha lovers got a chance to explore different ways of making a perfect cup of matcha to their liking. They had the choice of adding organic honey, organic raw sugar, organic soy milk, organic almond milk, or half & half into their matcha. Usually we will start with a question like: how would you enjoy your coffee or other types of tea such as Orange Pekoe? Go with the same route to acquire the taste of matcha. 

matcha tasting party

Our ceremonial matcha table was a hit with people attempting their first matcha-whisking experience. It's not a quick fix to your caffeine craving; whisking matcha is a state of art, a meditation, and a getaway from daily stress and chaos. Our precious Pinnacle Gold matcha is perfect for this ritual - it's the best of the best artisanal matcha you could ever find.

matcha tasting party, matcha whisking

matcha whisking

Adding more fun to the party, attendees would need to answer some matcha-related trivia questions. Our young volunteers were serious about their job! You could't cheat and you'd have to give out the best answer you could ever think of.

Here comes the cake cutting. We ordered this beautiful matcha cake from a local patisserie chef by using our own organic Everyday grade. It's garnished with edible flowers and fresh assorted berries. 

matcha cake

Last but not the least, we had a draw of our grand prize winner, and the lucky winner got an artisanal Pinnacle Gold matcha with a handcrafted black bamboo scoop.

matcha party

At Whisk Matcha, we strives to connect people and promote a healthy, natural lifestyle in a modern and fun approach. Please stay tuned for our next local workshop and event!

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All set for launch!

It's been a year since we first had the idea of launching our premium matcha brand. Lately we've been working hard to take photos for our beautiful products. We did mostly outdoor thanks to the hot sunny days. I adore this Edo glass matcha bowl; it's such a beauty! Check out our final product photos of this gorgeous babe here.

 

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