Matcha is having a moment, the green superfood is packed into everything from ice cream to donuts. Here are two products from two of America's best food makers to make you a matcha convert.
Matcha Chai Latte // Tea Pigs // Brooklyn, NY
Go to any rural tea stall in India and you’ll get an aromatic cup of chai spiked with cardamom and cloves. Go to the foothills of Uji in Japan and you’ll find Matcha served street side in just about everything. Luckily, Tea Pigs combines these two great tea titans into one tasty, refreshing and energizing beverage. We’ve worked this organic Matcha Latte into our morning routine but also started sneaking a pack or two on flights where we can see the alternative of bad drip coffee is green with envy.
How to make a Matcha Latte:
- Pour 1 sachet of matcha into your mug.
- Make 1 cup of hot, frothy milk. (plant based or dairy both work, but we love almond milk!)
- Add a splash of this milk to your mug and whisk until the matcha is smooth and there are no clumps.
- Top with the rest of the frothy milk.
Matcha Green Tea Bar // Vosges Haut-Chocolat // Chicago, IL
A spoonful of sugar can help us take our medicine; give us a bar of chocolate this good, and we’ll endure the bitterest of pills, the chilliest stethoscope, the most outdated waiting-room magazines. But the hope is we won’t have to — because Trojan-horsed within this rich, 72% cacao bar (an antioxidant powerhouse itself) is detoxifying matcha powder and the nutritional superhero spirulina, with five times as much protein as tofu. Good for you, and tastes even better: a sweet reward for healthy indulgence.