• Matcha Latte
    Cafes,  Matcha,  Tea,  Travel

    Getting Your Matcha Fix In Perth

    In one of my previous posts, I briefly shared some of my favorite matcha haunts in Melbourne. I was in Perth recently, and got to check out their matcha scene. After further sampling, here are some of my other favourites in WA, along some I forgot to mention from Melbourne. Perth’s Little Matcha Girl Nestled in Como, matcha is their main weapon. Given various choices on the menu, the customers can choose from either traditional loose-leaf matcha tea with mango or green-pea flavouring. Whether you prefer hot lattes or cold brewed lattes, this place offers both. An addition of organic coconut water or mint and aloe vera juice can also be…

  • Matcha Latte
    Cafes,  Matcha,  Tea,  Travel

    Getting Your Matcha Fix In Melbourne

    Melbourne has always been one of the hippest places around, and on that note, nothing certainly has changed since my last visit. They’ve caught the matcha virus, resulting in assortments of cubed matcha chocolates to eccentric latte mixes. After much hunting, here’s a couple of places for your modern matcha fix: Bibelot Bibelot’s matcha selection is to die for. Consisting of a variety of matcha-incorporated sweets like green teas gelatos and matcha macarons, you can never get enough of the matcha goodness this café offers. If you are looking to drink matcha-fied beverages, Bibelot also offers lattes that come hot and steaming or ice cold. Operator 25 If you are…

  • Matcha Ceremony
    Matcha,  Tea

    Health benefits of matcha

    Disclaimer: I am no qualified expert, this is based on what layman knowledge I have of matcha. I briefly spoke of the dangers of drinking too much matcha in my previous post but one can’t deny the health benefits that good quality matcha brings. Matcha’s increasing popularity is more evident than before, as more businesses have been incorporating matcha into their menus and products. Matcha came from the Camellia sinensis plant, which is also the plant green tea came from. Harvesting matcha is meticulous because farmers need to cover the tea plants 20-30 days before harvesting it to avoid direct sunlight. This gives the plant the chance to increase its…

  • Matcha Ceremony
    Matcha,  Tea

    Just some things about matcha…

    Matcha literally means “powdered tea” in Japanese. Here are some things you should know about matcha: 1. Matcha is a special form of green tea. The main difference between matcha and green tea is that with matcha, you are drinking the leaves itself because it is grinded into powder and as for green tea, leaves are infused into hot water and will be discarded afterwards. Matcha is also harvested differently because the tea plants are covered with cloth before they are harvested, which allows the leaves to gain deeper flavors, textures, and nutrients. 2. Matcha has a lot of health benefits because it is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols, which…