Posted By James Krawczyk Aussie tea drinkers will be delighted to know that Matcha is now on the menu at the Melbourne International Tea Fair this week, with tea expert and tea aficionado James Krawns opening a cafe to cater for the growing demand.
The cafe, called Matcha Cafe, is located in the city’s CBD and will be open from Thursday.
Krawn says the cafe will be a place where Australians can experience Matcha as it was meant to be.
“When we opened our cafe, the demand was massive,” he said.
Krawn said Matcha’s popularity in Australia has helped to drive its global expansion. “
So we’ve been working hard to get it here, and hopefully that will keep going.”
Krawn said Matcha’s popularity in Australia has helped to drive its global expansion.
“The fact that Matchas popularity in the US has really been a huge factor in Australia is a huge thing,” he told ABC News Breakfast.
“In the US, Matcha doesn’t really have a place to stand, so we have to have a cafe here to get the Matchas in the world.”
Matcha tea, a traditional Japanese tea made with milk, water and sugar, has become a household word in Australia, as well as in the United States.
It is now widely consumed in countries like China, Taiwan and India.
The drink is known as matcha, meaning green or white in Japanese, and the word is often used to describe the green tea’s bitter taste.
In the United Kingdom, it is commonly referred to as ginger tea.
Australian Matcha cafes have been popping up across Melbourne in recent years, with some opening on the weekends and others more often during the week.
The Australian Tea Association’s president David Breen said the cafe was a unique opportunity for Matcha aficionados to meet new people, which would also appeal to tea connoisseurs.
“We are really excited that we’re opening our own cafe, and people are coming in and saying they want to go and try some Matcha,” he explained.
“That is what we are trying to do, and we hope people will be able to get some matcha and tea in our cafe and come to enjoy it.”
Kraws cafe will also feature an on-site tea garden where visitors can sample a range of matcha teas, as the tea is traditionally brewed at home.
“This cafe is about the passion of Matcha, and being a Matcha drinker, and that is what it is all about,” he added.
Kross said he would also be offering a range. “
If you’re a Matchas fan, or if you want to have an alternative to matchas, or a tea drinker you should come to this cafe.”
Kross said he would also be offering a range.
“A few other teas we are going to have here, we’re going to be offering some other tea,” he revealed.
“I am really excited about the range that we are offering here.”
Aussie Matcha cafe opening in Melbourne on Thursday morning.
Source: ABC News | Duration: 0:31 A number of cafes and restaurants in Australia have already announced their plans to open their doors to Matcha drinkers, with one such cafe opening at the University of New South Wales.
The university’s Students’ Union, which organises Matcha celebrations, is now accepting applications to open its cafe in October.
Kraw said it was important to focus on the health benefits of the drink.
“Matcha is a wonderful, nutritious drink, it’s very filling, and if you don’t have any type of health issues it is an excellent drink,” he confirmed.
What we are hoping is that we can help people who are interested in drinking matchas to have the best of both worlds, and make a healthy choice.”