The hottest trend I’ve been seeing lately is matcha shops popping up all over North America. Cha Cha Matcha is located in New York City and has been drawing in crowds going crazy over matcha. Since I do love matcha, I made a visit during my trip.
Matcha is finely milled Japanese green tea leaves, traditionally prepped with hot water into a frothy, whipped beverage. This ancient Japanese drink has over 100-times the antioxidants of regular brewed tea and is naturally one of the most antioxidant-dense foods on the planet.
The counter to order is on the left side and some seating is on the right. We can at a busy time, so there were no seats left. Everything here is pink and green.
Straight up matcha and hot water. It is very bitter for those who have it for the first time.
Iced Matcha Latte
Deliciously sweetened and it has matcha and milk. A good choice or any hot days.
Red Matcha Latte
This is matcha with red bean and it’s surprisingly good if you’re into red bean. There is even a palm tree etched with matcha powder on top.
It’s good to see more alternatives to coffee bars with matcha bars to give more options for those who need a little caffeine in their day.
We Rate Cha Cha Matcha:
373 Broome St, New York