Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tea Places: MatchaBar

MatchaBar - Brooklyn, NYYou all know how much I love matcha so I was really excited when I heard about MatchaBar, Brooklyn's newest tea spot. I spent a great Sunday afternoon there with the NYC Tea Social Meetup last month. The staff greeted us warmly and explained how their drinks work. They had everything from matcha shots to lattes and fruity specialty drinks. I opted for a matcha chai latte because the unusual combination intrigued me. It was somewhat spicy but the matcha definitely dominated. MatchaBar was kind enough to give us a private area in their office since we had a larger group.

We shared a nice spread of mostly matcha themed sweets. All of them were delicious. Their menu is seasonal so the items pictured may or may not be available depending on when you visit. One of the owners, Max, introduced himself and explained how their business came to be. I was impressed with his passion and knowledge. They source all of their matcha themselves, directly from a family-run farm in Japan. After our sweets, we indulged in even more tasty green stuff as Max served us matcha shots. A lot of the people in our group were new to matcha so it was interesting to see their reactions. I definitely had a good caffeine buzz going after finish both my latte and the shot. MatchaBar does a great job of making a very intimidating tea modern and user friendly. They are even offering classes so that customers can learn how to enjoy matcha at home. I definitely suggest checking them out the next time that you are in Williamsburg.

Matcha Chai Latte

Matcha Baked Goodies

Matcha Baked Goodies

Matcha Shot