The hyper-concentrated green tea powder beholds many health benefits. If you're addicted to caffeine, matcha has 70 mg of caffeine/cup where as coffee has 40 mg/cup. Matcha is packed with anti-oxidants to fight against free radicals, amino acid L-Theanine to improve mood, memory, and catechin to recover the immune system. With a subtle, creamy grass like flavor, matcha is both refreshing and calming. Its slight nutty flavor counters acts the bitterness and balances sweet flavors.
No wonder matcha infused desserts are making their way to the streets of Toronto, popping up in menus and specialty restaurants. Here are 7 places to get some of the best matcha desserts in Toronto:
1. TSUJIRI//147 Dundas St W
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The entire menu at TSUJIRI is inspired by and infused with matcha. If you don't know what to get, the Matcha Mille-Feuille is a crowd-pleaser.
2. Maman //100 King St W, Toronto
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Fuel up with the Matcha Green Tea Pancakes with blueberries, ricotta & shredded coconut at Maman for a somewhat balanced brunch.
3. Petit Nuage//707 Dundas St W
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The Matcha Infused Cream Puffs are equally indulgent and light. The subtle tartness from the matcha cuts through the decadence of the cream, making it easy to have more than one.
4. Butter Avenue//477 Queen St W
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A bite-sized Matcha Macaron (or two) will satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling heavy.
5. Tandem Coffee//368 King St E
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The Matcha Float made with matcha ice cream is exactly what you need during this hot summer.
6. Uncle Tetsu's Matcha Café//191 Dundas St W
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Matcha cake is a good thing, Matcha Cheesecake from Uncle Tetsu's is a great thing. Creamy and rich in both texture and flavor, treat yo' self next time you're craving something sweet.