If you are matcha obsessed like me, you will fall in love with the newest hot spot in SoHo. With light pink and green walls, Cha Cha Matcha has a distinct tropical vibe, adorned with green palms letting in tons of natural light. They have a great outdoor patio, perfect for hanging with friends in the summer and plenty of comfortable seating inside as well. I definitely say it’s a go-to for tea lovers, as their matcha is top quality.
So what is matcha exactly? It is very concentrated Japanese green tea leaves, grounded into powder form that is then mixed into hot water and milk, with over 100 times the antioxidants of a typical cup of tea. Matcha gives you 100% of the nutrients of the leaf. Matcha is a natural detoxifier as well, due to the chlorophyll it contains, which rids the body of chemicals and harsh metals. Matcha also calms and focuses the mind, acting as a great and more beneficial substitute for your normal cup of joe. The antioxidant packed super drink, helps fight against sickness, boosts energy and supports a faster metabolism.
My go-to drink at Cha Cha is the coconut matcha latte. Their coconut milk is made in house and so refreshing and creamy. It’s a perfect addition to the iced matcha on a hot summer’s day. Also try their matcha swirl ice cream! I love the creamy mixture of coconut and love the health benefits to matcha. I don’t drink coffee because it makes me feel anxious and jittery, so tea is what gets me through my day and keeps me energized. I stopped by Cha Cha this week and enjoyed my favorite drink, applied some lavender oils, sat back and relaxed. Here are some photos I took, enjoy and happy matcha drinking.
373 Broome St, New York, NY 10013
Want to make your own Matcha at home? Kimberly shares her morning matcha recipe, click HERE to learn more.
Words and Photos by Hayley Hill