Andrea Bradford and her buddies needed a little bit of power for his or her day at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition on Friday.
So that they sat contained in the Indio Central Market Friday afternoon consuming a inexperienced concoction made out of a powder from a ground-up plant.
This wasn’t some new drug they snuck into Coachella, however somewhat tea.
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Whereas the Kombucha Bar had the massive drink buzz final yr at Coachella (and it returned this yr close by within the Indio Central Market).
“It provides you a pleasant jolt however it feels recent,” the Reseda resident stated after ordering the drinks from MatchaBar, a Brooklyn-based cafe with a Silver Lake outpost that had arrange a sales space on the competition.
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The antioxidant-rich inexperienced tea is comprised of tea leaves that are floor up into powder and historically consumed in a Japanese tea ceremony.
However it has caffeine and so MatchaBar has been one of many locations popularizing it within the U.S. after launching their unique store in Brooklyn.
“Compared to when you may have a tea bag, you’re not truly consuming the leaf. With matcha you’re ingesting the entire leaf,” stated Shelley O’Rourke, who was working on the MatchaBar sales space.
The result’s a extra refined caffeine influence than espresso, and with out the crash.
The corporate will get its leaves from a farm in Japan and apart from matcha and water at Coachella they had been promoting flavored variations together with matcha latte with almond milk, a matcha lemonade and one referred to as Chloe’s Pops, which is made with strawberry and chocolate. The drinks ran $6-$eight.
“I missed my espresso this morning so that is coming in actually helpful, and it’s type of a cool tea social gathering,” Bradford joked.