The craze that is matcha has definitely taken NYC by storm. I’m loving it! You can now find the green stuff at Starbucks and a ton of other places but I’m always a proponent of getting tea from a specialist. Luckily, we’ve got several places to choose from these days.
Ippodo Tea Co.
Ippodo is one of the oldest tea companies in Kyoto and they’ve opened a shop right in the heart of midtown Manhattan. The shop is small but they have a wide selection of matcha as well as other Japanese teas and teaware. There’s no seating area but they do serve both iced and hot cups of matcha to go.
Matcha Cafe Wabi
The East Village is home to a quaint little shop where you can enjoy a traditionally whisked bowl of matcha in addition. They also offer lattes, pour over coffee and sweets. There’s no seating but I love popping in when I’m near by and in need a pick me up.
Hop over to the West Village and you’ll find a trendy spot serving up everything from matcha shots americanos to lattes. They also serve coffee as well as loose leaf tea from In Pursuit of Tea. I was a big fan of their matcha croissant. It’s filled with matcha cream and fresh raspberries.
Last but not least, there’s a fun place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn that is spinning tradition on its head. They offer shots of matcha and so many drink combinations that their menu can be a bit dizzying. The matcha chai latte was quite interesting and they offer an array of matcha baked goods.
Do you have a favorite matcha spot? Is there a place I missed? Let me know about it in the comments!