Meet Matcha: Your New Favorite Flavor

Published on: January 2, 2017

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Whether you’re in the city or by the beach, tea lovers everywhere are going green with Matcha tea. A long standing tradition in Japanese culture, Matcha tea is processed from green tea leaves that have been ground into a soft powder and then sifted and whisked with hot water. Matcha originated in Japanese tea ceremonies from the 12th century and has become widely popular thanks to its health benefits, unique flavor and distinct look.

If you’re looking for a caffeine fix in New York, Brooklyn or Miami, look no further:

Cha Cha Matcha – New York

373 Broome St, New York, NY 10013

Take a break and refuel during your city explorations at Cha Cha Matcha. Grab the NQR from 1 Hotel Central Park and visit the vibrant shop in the heart of SoHo, serving matcha in the form of tea, lattes, cappuccinos, yogurt and even frozen yogurt to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Green matcha frozen yogurt in a white and pink Cha Cha cupMatcha Bar – Brooklyn

93 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Tucked away in Brooklyn, MatchaBar is a family-owned business run by two brothers committed to bringing the neighborhood a quality matcha product – whether by the cup to sip on at the café or by the bottle to take home to enjoy later. Not only does MatchaBar make a variety of drinks with the unique green tea powder, but the café also offers different pastries and snacks to satisfy any craving.

A green matcha tea in a Matcha Bar cup held up in front of leafy green wallpaperVice City Bean – Miami

1657 N Miami Ave c, Miami, FL 33137

Wake up and smell the coffee, Miami – or the matcha, in this case. In easy, breezy Miami, Vice City Bean is a delight for your taste buds and your eyes. Pick a spot by the café’s colorful hand-painted wall mural and enjoy a uniquely crafted beverage before heading back to the beach.

A mural of a green bird on the wall of a coffee house

As tasty as it is healthy, matcha is the perfect go-to drink that is sure to satisfy, whether you’re in the city or by the beach.

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