OK, 'moon matcha' we see you, all over Instagram. If you haven't sipped the coveted Starbuck's TikTok drink yet (P.S. it's just an iced matcha latte with two pumps chai and very good PR) why not try making your own matcha tea at home?
Christina Veira, co-owner of Toronto's Bar Mordecai, has a vanilla matcha milk tea recipe with multi-colour tapioca pearls (available at most Asian food stores) that we think deserves to go viral. It's adorable, vegan and delicious — not to mention super easy to make yourself.
"I love to use a lot of herbs, spices and teas. Tea can capture these fresh flavours, but also add a dimension that comes from the ageing (and sometimes) fermentation process,” says Veira. "Plus, they’re shelf stable, so you can add all these layers of flavour that are almost captured in time."
This matcha tea is as playful as Bar Mordecai itself, a Wes Anderson-inspired space serving beautifully crafted cocktails and small plates.
Make your next tea break a little bit brighter with Veira's vanilla matcha milk tea recipe below. And OK, if you're feeling really lazy, you could check out these Toronto bubble tea shops instead.