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The origins of OMGTea firmly position it as a health company first and foremost. It is, therefore, not surprising that OMGTea is the only matcha tea brand in the UK working with leading medical professionals to research the health claims regarding matcha.
We are incredibly proud to be involved in this research and consider it a positive step forward not only for OMGTea but also for the matcha category overall.
We have already been involved in three key pieces of research in relation to the impact of quality matcha on fat oxidation and its’ effect on breast cancer stem cells. The findings have the potential to improve people’s health and well-being on a global scale.
Clinical studies in relation to fat oxidation to show how OMGTea enhances healthy weight loss -Chichester University and Acadia University.
Scientific studies with breast cancer to highlight its potential effects on breast cancer stem cells - Salford University.
Our latest research from Acadia University in Canada (2019) and in partnership with the University of Chichester in the UK, revealed that quality matcha can significantly increase fat burning during moderate exercise. Participants consumed 3 x 1gram servings of OMGTea Matcha per day for three weeks. In this study, the group data showed that exercise-induced fat oxidation was significantly increased by 35%!
In January 2010, my mum was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I vowed to do everything I could do to help her and started working with a breast cancer charity that funds world-class research. I spent a lot of time in the research unit and was fascinated to see what was being discovered. The Research Director had an interest in antioxidants, I found out about the importance of antioxidants in our diets, particularly when fighting disease, and the high levels found in green tea. If my mum was going to drink any green tea, it had to be the best, and it was then that I discovered matcha.
We both started drinking matcha green tea and felt great, my mum was taking back some control that her illness robbed from her and I was doing something positive to help. I felt so passionate about matcha that five years after my mum’s diagnosis, I launched OMGTea, a specialist matcha green tea company.
A year after starting OMGTea, I also founded The Healthy Life Foundation, a charity that funds research into age related diseases, including cancer.
Above, we are pictured celebrating my birthday in July 2020. We both continue to drink Matcha tea every day with the occasional glass of fizz thrown in!