Extraordinary Lives - Jasvinder Kaur

I’m Jasvinder (Jaz), living near Birmingham, with my dad, brother and chocolate labrador Archie. I currently work in the transportation industry, which is demanding and stressful on the body I therefore try to prioritise my mental and physical health as much as possible in order to ensure my body is being fuelled correctly and adequately.

When the country was hit by a global pandemic it made me revaluate my approach to caffeine and how I continually drank espressos to help me stay energised throughout the day.

During covid I found I had more time to research matcha grades and quality and this is when I discovered OMGTea Matcha and finally began to enjoy the benefits of a coffee alternative. I have found my mood, focus and general wellbeing has improved and the biggest difference is that one cup of matcha is sufficient to get me through the working day, without the caffeine crash that normally comes with coffee.

1. If you could choose to do anything for a day, what would it be?

I would drive to the ocean; watch the sunrise and the sunset.

2. Who’s the person you’d most like to share a cup of matcha with and why?

With my mum; she is the reason I have a keen interest in health and well-being. Growing up our childhood treats would come from the local health food shop and eating well was part of our normal routine rather than an added extra or afterthought.

3. How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success?

I remind myself to not define failure as failing/not achieving something as a person, but to instead, apply the knowledge I have learnt next time so that I continually evolve and develop. This is reflected in my baking/cooking; each creation is truly an experiment and each failure allows me to push my creative thinking further. Some of my greatest bakes have been preceded by some of my most memorable “failures!”

4. In the last five years, what new belief, behaviour, or habit has most improved your life?

Yoga - meditation and daily exercise through yoga have brought me a sense of tranquility that I’m not able to achieve through anything else. Yoga never fails to ground me whilst providing me with a necessary outlet for energy and emotion, particularly when words just aren’t enough.

5. What is the best piece of advice you could give someone?

No one is perfect; we are all growing and developing in our own ways.

6. What would you sing at Karaoke night?

Lenny Kravitz - American woman, it's truly one of those shake the microphone and start hitting those high notes style of song.