MAD FOR MATCHA! TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD WITH PAULETTE MAP
Are you mad for matcha? This specific form of green tea is becoming all the rage with its unique taste and its proven health benefits. Not to mention that matcha-based recipes often look aesthetically pleasing! When drinking the high-quality tea – that was turned into powder, you are actually ingesting entire tea leaves. That’s a way more potent source of nutrients than your usual green tea! It is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. The antioxidants found in matcha protect against heart disease and cancer, can regulate blood sugar levels, and reduce blood pressure as well as the effects of aging. One more important thing: matcha has caffeine in it, thus providing other ways to fight drowsiness! What more can we ask for?
HOLY MATCHA – SAN DIEGO
Geraldine Ridaura started this cafe after finding inspiration from her frequent trips to Japan. She discovered the many health benefits of matcha tea and fell in love with the taste. Now, she wants everyone to get on board with it and enjoy the experience of drinking green tea daily. Here, you will find lattes, ice-cream, chia puddings, matcha lemonades, matcha morchatas and avocado toasts!
CHA CHA MATCHA – LA & NYC
Cha Cha Matcha created a space where people can not only enjoy the intriguing taste of matcha but also truly enjoy their time inside the cafe. Cha Cha Matcha continues to experiment with new ways to serve the powdered goodness. You can also buy their high-quality matcha online and in store to make yourself some at home.
KOVA PATISSERIE – LONDON
If there were a king of matcha pastries, Kova Patisserie would take the crown. This bakery offers a wide range of matcha-based pastries and, of course, the matcha latte that comes with it. They have it all, from cakes, rolls, tiramisu to crepes and tarts!
UMAMI MATCHA – PARIS
This cafe’s goal is to familiarize the French crowd with matcha in a different kind of way. Not only do they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but they also have a small space where you can do your grocery shopping and buy imported goods. At night, they offer gastronomic tastings as well as gatherings with matcha producers. They also host conferences. Enjoy an authentic Japanese meal here with your matcha latte or dessert.
SHORTSTOP – MELBOURNE & SYDNEY
You can never go wrong with coffee and donuts. Short Stop offers fresh, home-made donuts throughout the day. They only use high-quality products with natural ingredients. They use organic milk and source their coffee from specialty roasters. You can enjoy a tasty matcha donut and latte or pick from the many other options they provide.
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Article by Katie Chaplin