I just hopped onto the matcha bandwagon and made myself a matcha latte! What is matcha (besides a word sounding like it is yiddish instead of Japanese)? It is a finely ground powder of green tea leaves. It is also all the hype in hipster, hippy coffee shops. And since I love all of the above (hipster, coffee, tea, Japanese, and hippy), I am now a matcha lover. Plus, it is gentle on your stomach, fights sickness, and makes you smarter. WIN WIN WIN. NO LONGER WILL I BE A BLONDE.
I followed the directions from Bon Appetit on how to make a matcha latte, and although not as easy as pushing a button on a coffee maker, I actually like the slow and meditative act of boiling, pouring, stirring. It feels simple and healing. And I am 100% serious when I say that I can feel the difference when I drink matcha — I feel more alert, smart, and on top of my game. I cannot recommend enough!
To see the best matcha lattes served around the country, go here. To see the benefits of drinking matcha, go here. To see New York City matcha cafes, go here. To buy matcha, go here. Have a great weekend!