It is no secret that matcha, green tea leaves mashed into powder, is on the rise and is one of the most Instagrammable items this summer. A new shop dedicated to matcha opened in Atlanta in the middle of May and will make all your ice cream dreams come true. 

Matcha Cafe Maiko opened a location on Buford Highway, the first store in Georgia, and it is worth a visit. All of their products are imported from Uji, Japan, so you know you are getting the real deal. 

There are many items to choose from here, and it has a little something for everyone, even if you are not a huge fan of the green stuff. 

You can expect to see options of shaved ice, soft serve, parfaits, teas, lattes, frappes, floats, and hot teas. 

They have vanilla options for each of their items, but you might just be adventurous enough to try their fresh flavor of matcha. You can even get a mix of both flavors. 

Not only are their items very trendy and worthy of a post on Instagram, but they are also good too, especially their newest menu item.

Ever think you would eat gold? That is, 24k gold. 

Soft serve flavors come in vanilla and matcha, and you can choose to cover it in 24k edible gold. It is called the Golden Shogun and it is a good price too. 

Eating edible gold will not harm you, it passes through your system without being absorbed, so it is pretty much on desserts just to look pretty. 

You will only be paying $9.50 for this delight. Surprised? Us too. So, you have to go and get it and give it a try. 

They just started a loyalty program about a week ago, and you can gain points every time you visit to eventually get a free soft serve of your choice!

Keep a lookout on their Facebook page for special promotions and deals throughout the summer. 

Matcha Cafe Maiko Atlanta is open from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 

Matcha Cafe Maiko

Price: $5-$10

Address: 5306 Buford Hwy NE Ste B, Atlanta, GA 30340

Why you should go: They have everything matcha and they just added a 24k gold soft serve ice cream to their menu.