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The Top 3 Ways To Get In On The Matcha Trend

Cassandra Ruth

Did you know you can get in on the matcha trend and get your fill of the tea in more ways than one? Here at the LV Guide, we’ve got the scoop. All tea, no shade.

(Side Note: Matcha is actually a super shady drink. The tea is literally grown in the shade to increase the amount of chlorophyll in the leaves. That’s why it’s so green!)

Matcha Moment 1: Trader Joe’s Matcha Joe-Joe’s

The Top 3 Ways To Get In On The Matcha Trend - Trader Joe’s Matcha Joe-Joe’s - The LV Guide

Normally generic brands at the grocery are never as tasty as the mass-manufactured snacks that they strive to live up to. At Trader Joe’s, that is simply not the case- particularly when it comes to the chain’s own version of Oreos, “Joe-Joe’s.” Alongside classic Joe-Joe flavors such as Vanilla Bean and Chocolate, this season’s specialty flavor is none other than Matcha. Green tea cookies… Gross, right? Au contraire. Between the vanilla cookies is a delicious bright green frosting that tastes more like a bowl of pistachio ice cream than a healthy cup of tea. Matcha Joe Joe’s are the perfect gateway drug to living the matcha life.

Matcha Moment 2: Milk Makeup Matcha Toner

he Top 3 Ways To Get In On The Matcha Trend - Milk Makeup Matcha Toner - The LV Guide

New York & L.A.’s chicest creative studio, Milk, has recently paved its way into the cosmetics world. Even better, this New York fashion week host comes bearing the gift of matcha. Start putting matcha in your makeup bag with this innovative solid gel toner that is the first solid toner in the world. The matcha-packed stick balances your skin via hydration and the absorption of extra surface oils. Furthermore, the witch hazel and kombucha in this toner tightens your pores. Amazing, right?

Matcha Moment 3: Get yourself to Cha-Cha Matcha

The Top 3 Ways To Get In On The Matcha Trend - Cha Cha Matcha - The LV Guide

Behold, the mecca of matcha. The crème de la crème. The bees knees. Cha Cha Matcha.

This pink NYC café is any Matcha Khaleesi’s true throne. Even Frank Ocean and Kendall Jenner have been spotted spilling the tea at Cha Cha. Their menu of drinks and matcha-flavored snacks is endless, from matcha soft serve ice cream to dough’ssants (matcha cream filled doughnut croissants). If you only drink matcha once in your life, it should be in the form of Cha Cha’s Iced Coconut Matcha Latte. And, of course, don’t forget to snap a pic of the famous “Matchas Gracias” fluorescent sign on the indoor hedge wall. Seriously, it might be one of the most Instagrammable cafés you will ever be in- Everything is perfectly trendy, right down to the light pink “I love you so matcha” coffee sleeves. We, too, love Cha Cha so matcha.

 

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