MARIGOLD UJI CHA Japanese Green Tea
Regardless if you’re a coffee, bubble tea, or kopitiam teh ping addict, you’re probably used to dropping quite a bit of money on your cups of cold, sweet goodness. And while $3/day doesn’t seem like much, it adds up to quite a fair bit in the long run - just imagine the number of cai fan meals that money can get you!
But even being a sweet drinks addict on a budget doesn’t mean you need to cut it out of your diet completely. Try MARIGOLD UJI CHA, Singapore’s first ready-to-drink Japanese green tea that goes for at just a fraction of the price of your favourite drinks!
Here, we bring you 5 ways to enjoy MARIGOLD UJI CHA that are just as good - or maybe even better - than your favourite bubble tea combos.
1. Fruity Granita
In Singapore’s crazy heat, having something ice cold to cool us down isn’t just a want - it’s practically a need. And this granita a.k.a ice slushie does the trick pretty well - imagine an extra chunky ice kachang, combined with the refreshing sweetness of your favourite fruit juice. And voila, you’ve got a less sinful Slurpee to quench your thirst!
All you’ll need to make this is either flavour of MARIGOLD UJI CHA (Momo Green Tea or Yuzu Green Tea), honey, lemon juice, and a freezer. You’ll have to wait a few hours for the concoction to freeze completely, but good things are worth waiting for.
We went with Yuzu Green Tea, which gave us a delightfully sweet and citrusy granita combo that thoroughly refreshed our souls.
- Pour out MARIGOLD UJI CHA as required. Add honey and lemon juice; stir to combine.
- Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover and freeze.
- Remove tea mixture from freezer; scrape with a fork until fluffy.
- Serve with toppings of your choice!
Adapted from source.
2. Ice Popsicles
Many 90s kids would have memories of sucking on sng bao/ice pops as children. But not many know how easy it is to recreate these nostalgia-inducing desserts in your own kitchen!
Combine MARIGOLD UJI CHA with blueberries for an ice popsicle dessert that’s loaded with toxin-neutralising antioxidants to boost your immune system. Switch up the amounts of ingredients depending on how you want your popsicles to taste!
- Fill popsicle holders with MARIGOLD UJI CHA and blueberries.
- Freeze 8 hours or until firm.
Again, you’ll need to be patient as the mixture freezes. But you’ll have a sweet treat to look forward to later, minus the expanding waistline.
3. Konnyaku Jelly
Konnyaku jelly was once all the rage in Singapore, but just like every other food trend, the hype inevitably died down after a while. Now, the artistic use konnyaku jelly to create edible art, but the less Picasso-like amongst us can still chow down on those firm, yet strangely chewy jellies.
And if you dice it up and add it to your MARIGOLD UJI CHA, you’ve got a bubble tea with UNLIMITED REFILLS of pseudo Konjac jelly! Bubble tea lovers will be pleased.
- Follow the instructions on the jelly package, replacing water with MARIGOLD UJI CHA.
- Throw in whatever toppings you want to up your Konnyaku Jelly game, like honey, wolfberries, or nata de coco!
End result: a combination of flavours and textures for QQ goodness that practically explodes in your mouth.
Lemon juice, ginger, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate juice go into this mar-tea-ni, and while it won’t dupe your tastebuds into thinking it’s alcohol, it still makes for a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.
Pro tip: Use Momo Green Tea for this! The hints of peach give it a sweetness that balance out the tangy pomegranate and lemon juices.
- Mix pomegranate seeds, lemon juice, ginger, ice cubes, MARIGOLD UJI CHA, and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker, or improvise with a water bottle.
- Shake well and strain into a glass.
- (Optional) Garnish with Tulsi leaves so it looks extra legit!
Adapted from source.
5. Blueberry and Green Tea Smoothie
Even the healthiest 0% sugar bubble tea won’t beat the health benefits of this blueberry and green tea smoothie. Besides reducing the risk of Parkinson’s and heart disease, blueberries also improve your short-term memory, and are high in Vitamin C for baby-smooth skin.
These fresh blueberries give your drink an extra chew that’s kinda like the pearls of your bubble tea - but upgraded with cancer-preventing antioxidants!
- Add blueberries, yoghurt, honey, ice cubes, and MARIGOLD UJI CHA to blender.
- Blend all the ingredients and serve with blueberries.
Adapted from source.
MARIGOLD UJI CHA - a healthier and yummier alternative
Just as yummy as bubble tea/Starbucks and less damaging to your wallet in the long run, these delicious MARIGOLD UJI CHA reinvented recipes might just make you swear off your [insert favourite sweet drink] loyalties.
But MARIGOLD UJI CHA doesn’t just taste great to the tastebuds - it’s good for your health too. MARIGOLD UJI CHA is high in Vitamin C to prevent skin aging and high blood pressure, and boosts your metabolism - good news for those watching their weight!
And MARIGOLD UJI CHA uses only premium Japan-produced ingredients, like matcha from Kyoto, Momo puree from Yamanashi Prefecture, and yuzu from Kochi Prefecture, so that you’ll be getting 100% authentic Japanese momo (Japanese white peach) and yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit) Green Tea.
So the next time you find yourself craving some bubble tea or iced kopi, skip the coffee franchises, and head straight to the supermarket to grab these Japanese green tea delights. Your tummy and wallet will be pleased.
This post was brought to you by MARIGOLD.