Have you heard the word on the street about all the health benefits surrounding matcha? This vibrant green powder not only looks and tastes great; it just might be a natural, detoxifying alternative to your coffee for an early morning energy kick. Give it a try while you stroll around Downtown New West!
1. Iced Matcha Latte @ Waves Coffee House
Skip the cold brew and sip on an Iced Matcha Latte instead! Whether you choose sweetened or unsweetened, matcha not only has caffeine but also amino acid theanine to give you an energy-boost that doesn’t lead to an inevitable crash.
2. Matcha Lemon Green Tea Gelato @ Tre Galli Gelato Caffe
Put a yummy matcha twist on this classic Italian treat the next time you’re at the River Market for a (slightly) healthier alternative! Pair it with a second scoop of your choice for some extra goodness.
3. Matcha Red Bean Waffles @ Bobacabana
Not your typical Belgian waffle! Step out of your comfort zone with this awesome blend of flavours that you won’t find anywhere else. P.S: Why not pair it with a matcha milk tea while you’re already there?
4. Nobi Matcha Green Tea @ Great Wall Tea Co.
If you’re looking to get all of the matcha health benefits with none of the extra frills, Great Wall Tea Co.’s unique tea bar is the place to go. Sample some of the varieties they offer, and then take a package home and make this awesome super powder a part of your daily lifestyle.
Head to one (or all four) of these amazing businesses the next time you’re feeling low and allow the motivating components of matcha to kick in. You’ll be hooked! Happy tasting!