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Matcha, take the wheel

Our readers’ favorite spots to get matcha lattes around town and their own recipes.

A barista holds a spoonful of matcha powder.

Who knew concentrated green tea could be so good? | Photo courtesy of @oldschoolcoffeelex

Hey Lexington, City Editor Aayat here, and I’ll fully admit I’m mad about matcha. I know how difficult it can be to find a good matcha latte, but Drink Up Month gave me the perfect opportunity to research Lexington’s best earthy green drink + recipes.

After reaching out to our readers about their favorite matcha spots, here is what y’all suggested:

A matcha latte surrounded by roses and cardamom pods.

Rose to the occasion with Leestown Coffee’s Rosebud Matcha latte. | Photo courtesy of @leestowncoffee + @bretaulbeephotography

Want to bring the experience home? Reader Caitlyn W. also shared her favorite matcha latte recipe:

  • 1 tsp Matcha with (or without) Lion’s Mane
  • 10oz hot water
  • 2 oz of almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp of coconut butter
  • 1 dash of cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.