Matcha Cha Los Angeles

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Matcha Cha – Very Japanese ice cream!

If you don’t like matcha green tea, then this probably isn’t the best choice for you.  However, if the slightly-bitter taste of matcha makes you happy, then Matcha Cha is *definitely* the place for you.

Matcha is ground up green tea powder that gets dissolved in a liquid, typically water or milk. It’s a very popular flavor in Japan.

Matcha Cha is all about matcha, primarily in soft-serve ice cream form. You can get it in a cone – regular waffle or black charcoal waffle – or in a dish (mine had broken cone bits in the bottom). The flavors are matcha (surprise!), strawberry or the two twisted together. You can get a squirt of ‘deep matcha’ sauce on top – but beware of doing this in a cone as it’s very drippy and gets really messy really fast!

The cups are visually attractive (as well as tasty!). They come with a sprinkle of matcha powder, a couple of mochi balls, a scoop of sweet red bean paste, and a few Pocky sticks stuck in for good measure. Quite festive!

Not surprisingly, they offer matcha in other forms too: hot tea, cold tea, hot latte, cold latte, smoothie, as a float, and matcha pink lemonade. If you’re not matcha-ed out yet, you can give their matcha pancakes a try!

Be warned, this ice cream caters to Japanese tastes & isn’t as sweet as what Americans are used to. It’s wonderfully refreshing though and the cherry blossom ‘trees’ framing the front door are quite welcoming!

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Olympic Boulevard 11301, Los Angeles

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Opening Times

Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00, Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30


Soft-serve: US$ 4


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)