Browsing the current issue of Bon Appétit , I came across a story on matcha , the superhero of green teas. Powdered and brilliantly green —it looks a lot like dry wasabi—matcha is a powerful source of antioxidants and vitamins. Long the darling of the Japanese tea ceremony, the musty, herbal-flavored powder has found its way onto the menus of modern teahouses—and, as Bon Appétit reports, into food .
Which leads me to Wystone's World Teas  in Belmar. Here, owner Wy Livingston introduced me to matcha. As she espoused its tremendous health benefits, I sipped an iced "wise soy," a matcha-enriched latte made with soy milk and agave. The creamy drink had a milk shake-like quality (think green tea shake) and could be one of the easiest—and tastiest—ways to boost your health in the metro area.
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