MatchaBar, NYC

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MatchaBar is a cafe that serves a slew of matcha-flavored snacks and beverages with powder sourced from an independent family farm in Japan. Basically, this place is heaven.The owners invited me to their Chelsea location for the launch of their new Spring menu items and hours later, I am still thinking about what I sampled. Their iced coconut chai matcha latte was the perfect blend of creamy and sweet. It contains 2 grams of matcha powder. Both the chai tea and coconut milk are organic. I was craving chocolate so I had the matcha coconut cacao bar which is decadent and flavorful. Cacao is a great way to satisfy your chocolate craving while giving your body a boost of antioxidants (even more than dark chocolate). I also loved the iced watermelon basil tea, made with freshly pressed watermelon juice. To top off the tasting, I had the matcha white chocolate coconut crunch ice pop … and I’m not sure there are any words to describe the amount of satisfaction I had.If you are wondering what exactly matcha is, check out my blog post from earlier in the week. I highly recommend popping by MatchaBar's Williamsburg or Chelsea locations on your work break for that extra boost of caffeine to get you through the day!