Artful Living - The Best Matcha Brands to Try in 2021
By Kate Nelson for Artful Living
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a matcha fiend. What’s matcha, you ask? It’s a finely ground powder made from specially grown and processed green tea leaves that’s been consumed in East Asia for centuries. Devotees love the antioxidant- and chlorophyll-packed tea for its purported health benefits, like increased focus and energy, immunity and heart health support, and more. And there’s no better time to adopt a healthy habit than the New Year — or National Hot Tea Month (going on right now).
But I have a confession to make: Before the coronavirus outbreak, I didn’t know how to make a matcha latte. I relied on Minneapolis spots like Penny’s and Fairgrounds to make my beloved beverage for me. So when many of us adopted a work-from-home lifestyle, I realized I needed to learn how to make this everyday indulgence for myself. Along the way, I tried countless kinds of matcha to discover my favorites. Here are the 18 best matcha brands to try in 2021.
The Tea Spot
This brand out of Boulder, Colorado, is spreading wellness through tea, inspired by founder Maria Uspenski’s recovery from cancer. As such, the company donates 10% of all profits in-kind to cancer survivors and community wellness efforts. The Tea Spot’s matcha collection includes ceremonial-grade powder, a Keep Fit loose leaf blend, and the like.