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There’s lotsa matcha floating around in the air and it’s no wonder why. The word “matcha” means powdered tea, and the powder is actually finely ground tea leaves, so when you drink matcha you’re drinking the leaves rather than letting them steep in hot water and tossing them away. The Japanese tea has an incredible amount of antioxidants, which means it’s great for focusing your mind and helping your body fight off inflammation, tissue damage, and high cholesterol (just a few of the many benefits). From soft-serve ice cream to muffins, these are just some of the things you can infuse with the powerhouse powder.
These muffins are a great way to get your matcha dose for breakfast if you’re not into the liquid version.
Substitute your evening chocolate chip cookies with these matcha cookies to get your dose in with your bedtime tea.
Order some variety in your box by adding matcha donuts for your green-tea-loving guests.
Add the power-powder to your energy balls for an extra boost. This delicious snack is also sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, which means zero guilt (and lots of energy!).
Grab a matcha pop instead of ice cream one night if you’re craving something cold.
This dessert is a drool-worthy specialty that looks even better with a green tint.
Matcha pancakes are another great way to eat your greens for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Who knew?
This specialty matcha cafe in NYC has brought this infectious confection – a riff on the cronut – to its pastry case, and we’re drooling over its matcha-infused donut-croissant goodness.
Taste the Rainbow
Cha Cha Matcha also serves up iced matcha drinks in a growing number of colorways that make for a pretty (not to mention delicious) photo op.
Pretty much “old reliable” in the food porn game, matcha smoothie bowls are colorful, refreshing, and good for you.
Top it with just about anything, sweet or savory, and you can have comfort food a la matcha.