October and November used to mean lots of Pumpkin Spice Latte for me, but this year, I have only had a few cups. I think my taste buds might have grown up, because these days, I find the usual Starbucks PSL much too sweet for my liking. Instead, I have started drinking matcha latte, and I am drinking gallons of that gorgeous green stuff.
One of the best places for matcha is Cha Cha Matcha in New York City. They use matcha of a really high quality so you get just the right kind of smooth bitterness that characterizes a good matcha. The traditional way to prepare matcha is to whip it with water into a hot and frothy drink, but at Cha Cha Matcha you will find a bunch of different matcha beverages to choose among, and in the summer months, their matcha soft serve causes a permanent line that spills out on Broome Street.
Last time I was at Cha Cha Matcha was with Ana, and we had each our matcha latte. I thought her blue nail polish looked super nice together with the green matcha and the pink cup, so I asked her hand to be a model for my matcha photos:)