Just like a daily cup of joe, Matcha contains caffeine to kick off your day with a boost. Avid coffee-drinkers would have experienced jitters or cold sweat, switching your usual coffee order to a Matcha latte makes a great alternative.
The process of making Matcha powder is much more intricate than one might think. And no, you can't just rip a green tea bag open. Uji Matcha powder are finely ground-up green tea leaves that are grown and harvested with great care, to achieve a rich flavour with a balance of both bitter and sweet.
Have it iced on a warm sunny day or hot for a little comfort, it's a real treat regardless. If you can't afford a flight to Japan, here's our top 6 spots to get your Matcha Latte fix in Klang Valley:
2. GOOD BLUE MEN
The cafe tucked in Happy Mansion sources their magic green powder from from the folks over at Auresso for Pure Uji Matcha all the way from Ujitawara, Kyoto. Other than the usual hot or iced, they also have a special concoction with vanilla ice-cream and almond nibs.
Price: RM11 – RM13
Location:AG-1, Ground Floor, Block A, Happy Mansion, Jalan 17/13, Seksyen 17, 46400 Petaling Jaya.