Matcha has been around for centuries – ancient Chinese buddhists donned it ‘the elixir of the immortals’ and Japanese teishu (hosts of traditional tea ceremonies) have long been serving it in choreographed rituals. The finely grounded green tea powder is loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, fibre and chlorophyll. Aside from its health perks, it’s also praised thanks to its bold, astringent flavour and faintly sweet aftertaste. Many cafés in Sydney have caught onto the green tea craze and are dishing out matcha in all forms, from soft serve ice creams to all-Aussie lamingtons. These are our pick of the bunch.
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