Matcha matcha everywhere

tombo-eventMatcha has taken the place of kale, spirulina and so many quinoa salads before it and has popped up across London in cafes, bars and restaurants across the city.

Famed for its superfood qualities, the Japanese green tea is the next trend in healthiness and well-being and to celebrate its popularity a six-week pop-up matcha cafe is opening in Liberty from 20 May.

The pop-up comes from Japanese green tea specialists Tombo and will include everything from matcha teas and shakes to brownies and macarons.

Opening times as follows:

Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm


The powdered tea has renowned antioxidant properties and if you’re not able to get to the London pop-up there’s several recipes to try from the Tombo website.

While I’m not a huge fan of anything overtly healthy, the one matcha-inspired recipe I can get to grips with when I’m in an especially smug post-gym mood is matcha yoghurt with granola and berries.

If you want to recreate it the following recipe from Tombo is a winner…



1 tsp Matcha Classic Grade

Plain Yogurt of your choice (natural, greek, soya, coconut)

Berries (we like it with raspberries & blueberries)


Honey or Agave Syrup (optional)

How to make…

Pour yogurt into the bowl.

Place one teaspoon of Matcha Classic Grade into yoghurt.

Mix well until matcha has mixed in to make a smooth green yogurt.

Add berries, granola and honey on top and enjoy.

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