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Top 5 Tasty Matcha Treats

BY Lauren Staehle | September 15, 2016 | Feature Features

It's not easy being green, but Instagramming a picture of your sweet, Matcha-flavored treat surely is.
The matcha latte at Maketto

1. Maketto's Matcha Latte
Maketto’s frothy matcha latte is almost as beautiful as the cafe itself. Earthy green tea is balanced with foamed milk for a refreshing new take on your morning pick-me-up. $6, 1351 H St. NE, 202.838.9972

2. Tout de Sweet's Green Tea-Lychee Macarons
Two classic Japanese flavors blend harmoniously in this delicate French cookie. Slightly bitter matcha and juicy lychee will transport you to the Far East in just one bite. $2, 7831 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301.951.0474

3. Makoto's Soft-Shell Crab with Matcha Salt
Makoto has perfected the Eastern fine-dining experience with eight courses of exotic, yet approachable flavors. The bright notes of green tea enhance the natural sweetness of familiar, fried soft-shell crabs. 4822 MacArthur Blvd. NW, 202.298.6866

4. Zentan's Green Tea – Chocolate Lava Cake
Zentan puts its own spin on the traditional, yet often predictable, dessert with a punch of bright green tea. A scoop of Vietnamese coffee ice cream provides an extra dose of caffeine. $10, 1155 14th St. NW, 202.379.4366

5. Ping Pong Dim Sum's Chicken and Green Tea Dumpling
Chicken is braised in green tea until tender and juicy then wrapped in a green tea-infused pastry for a double dose of the herbal delicacy. $7, 900 Seventh St. NW, 202.506.3740

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