Matcha: A Drink That’s Not Wine Or Coffee

Let's be honest: I'd drink anything out of artisanal earthenware...

Let’s be honest: I’d drink anything out of artisanal earthenware…

The Danes didn’t invent Matcha tea, but like pretty much everything else they touch, they make it look really fucking cool. And after 5 days mainlining coffee, Sancerre, and liquid butter in Copenhagen, I felt ready to introduce this healthy, attractive concoction into the mix. Also, I really liked the cool earthenware bowl-thingy that the model-slash-waiter at Atelier September was casually serving it in. Matcha is a traditional Japanese green tea, made from the ground-up whole leaves of shade-grown Camellia Sinensis plants. According to my favorite place to find information (the Internet) this is the highest quality green tea you can get. Matcha tastes kind of bitter, but who cares when in just one cup you get LIKE A BILLION HEALTH BENEFITS including but not limited to: a fuck-ton of antioxidants, improved energy, and a serious immune boost. If you can’t make it to Copenhagen (or Japan?) you can buy Matcha here (or at Whole Foods) and if you can’t dig up that droopy clay pot you made in 5th grade, you can order authentic Danish earthenware here.