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Never Too Matcha! 5 Matcha Foods & Drinks You Need in Your Life, Now.

Matcha has taken the world by storm, but have you ever stopped and wondered what exactly is matcha? It’s essentially a stronger version of regular green tea that is stone ground into a fine powder and packed with many health benefits, earning its spot on today’s list of top superfoods.

Traditionally, matcha is prepared, served and drank as hot tea with Japanese sweets at tea ceremonies in Japan, however, recently matcha has been showing up in pastries, ice cream, and even your morning latte. Are you ready to get your green on? Here are my favorite varieties of matcha found in several fine establishments across Asia.

1. Drink Up! Matcha Tea at Tsujiri

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a matcha tea. The aroma is a combination of vegetal sweet, bitter, and malty flavors. The antioxidant-filled tea is often served as a nice complement to traditional Japanese sweets (Wagashi). One glass of matcha tea is equivalent to ten glasses of green tea when it comes to nutritional worth. So, before you go charging off on your quest for other matcha-flavored treats, you should definitely start by drinking matcha in its simplest form – just the tea powder with hot water – to really get the full flavor.

Tsujiri, Various locations, check tsujiri-global.com for the nearest store to your location.

2. Get it While it’s Hot! Matcha Latte!

Looking for a healthy alternative to coffee? Try a matcha latte, a classic matcha powder drink that is lightly sweetened and served with a splash of steamed milk. It’s not only a great way to get your caffeine fix, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy matcha for those who find drinking straight matcha too bitter or strong. Beneath the frothy smooth surface, you can still taste a hint of the earthy flavor along with the sweetness of the milk. One sip of this creamy cup of matcha goodness will really warm up your whole body on a cold day.

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