I have recently started getting into matcha. Before, I was always ordering chai lattes, but one day I just decided that I wasn’t feeling it. For those of you who don’t know what a matcha latte is, it is a drink made from finely ground green tea leaves. Steamed milk is then added to the matcha to make it a latte, and some people prefer to add sweeteners as well.
I am going to rate my drinks based on three categories: the taste of the matcha, the vibe or aesthetic of the coffee shop and their customer service.
I ordered an iced matcha latte with pistachio sauce and pistachio cold foam. I saw this drink on Tik Tok and wanted to give it a try. It was super good, but I don’t know if it even counts as matcha since I added lots of sugar to it, but I will definitely be ordering this again!
Taste: 11/10 (super sweet, but super good)
Aesthetic: 5/10 (basic)
Customer Service: 7/10 (good, but nothing special)
Here, I ordered an iced matcha latte with vanilla. I have only been to Arrow a couple of times, but every time I have been, it has been good. The matcha to sweetness ratio wasn’t quite what I wanted. It was a lot less sweet than Starbucks, but the matcha quality was better.
Taste: 8/10 (overall good, but I think I like my matcha a bit sweeter)
Aesthetic: 8/10 (cute)
Customer Service: 9/10 (they were about to close, but the guy was super sweet)
At Flight Crew, I ordered an iced matcha latte with hazelnut. I have never been disappointed with any drinks from Flight Crew and their matcha lived up to the expectations. The matcha was a bit sweeter, but not overwhelmingly sweet. The matcha to sweetness ratio was perfect.
Taste: 9/10 (very yummy)
Aesthetic: 11/10 (love how different it is)
Customer Service: 10/10 (always super sweet)
At Radina’s I ordered a honey vanilla iced matcha with full counts of both syrups. I was recommended this drink by one of my friends who works there. It apparently is a go-to for the employees. This drink was the best thing ever!
Taste: 12/10 (not super sweet, it was just right!)
Aesthetic: 7/10 (basic)
Customer Service: 10/10 (employees are always super nice)
Radina’s would definitely be my winner. I learned I like my matcha a little sweet and the matcha latte I ordered from Radina’s was exactly that.