Our Top 5 – Matcha Fixes
The green-eyed monster has hit Jozi, and we love this powdered green tea superfood. We love you so matcha, we thought we’d round up our top five favourite ways to get your fix. Whether it’s in a latte or an ice-cream, we hope this trend sticks!
Mugg & Bean
Bedford Centre, corner of Smith and Van der Linde Road, Bedfordview.
The best news: The franchise recently beefed up their menu, and with so many delish new dishes and plenty of veggie options, we firmly approve. Get your matcha green tea dose in a matcha latte or a matcha cappuccino. We recommend ordering the cappuccino with almond milk – it’s simply sublime. While you’re at it, add one of their giant chipotle topdeck chocolate cookies to go.
T: 011 615 9458
Illovo Muse, 198 Oxford Road.
The best news: They serve their matcha in ice cream! That’s right, a green tea ice cream. You don’t have to feel guilty about ordering dessert, because this treat is packed with antioxidants, as its made from the powder of the green tea. It also boasts a subtle flavour ofantioxidants, as its made from the powder of the green tea. It also boasts a subtle flavour of tea, so it’s not too overwhelming.
T: 011 268 0511
Fruits & Roots
Bryanston, corner of Hobart and Grosvenor Road.
The best news: On the last Thursday of every month, you’ll get 20% off everything in store. Not only can you take your matcha tea home (they have their own organic health shop), but you can also sit down and bask in the winter sunshine whilst sipping on their organic matcha tea. They also serve a daily vegetarian buffet, ready at 11:30am.
T: 011 463 2928
The Grind Coffee Company
Melrose Arch, 34 Whiteley Road. The best news: You can order your matcha icy cold or piping hot in the form of a matcha latte iced, or a matcha latte – via Whatsapp! Laziness personified, right? Order on the way to work, park your car and the friendly staff will deliver it right to your car door! A word of advice, order the high protein muffins too, that’ll sure kick start your morning!
T: 072 754 8705
Hyde Square Shopping Centre, 285 Jan Smuts, Hyde Park.
The best news: There isn’t much you won’t love about this location… romantic and dreamy, it’s the perfect spot for a brunch date. They serve a divine matcha cuppa, but if you’readventurous try their Detox to Retox charcoal latte, or their beautiful beetroot lattes, which are an excellent source of folic acid, potassium and manganese.
T: 011 268 6369
If you want to buy some to try at home first, you can order from Get Matcha or Just Matcha. They both source their matcha green tea powder from Kyoto, Japan as well as matcha accessories. They offer free delivery for all orders within South Africa. And never fret, it comes with instructions too.
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