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Matcha latte, Sweet Dozen

Illustration by JONATHAN BUCK

Matcha’s hipster cred isn’t slowing down. The Japanese green tea powder’s popularity exploded nationwide last year, with big-name chefs sprinkling matcha on savory dishes or plated desserts. Why so loveable? The bright green color is undoubtedly attractive, as is the nuanced, grassy flavor. For an intro, track down the Sweet Dozen food truck. The doughnut purveyor recently started serving matcha iced latte-style ($3) as a mobile-only special. It carries a longer yet gentler caffeine high than espresso. No jitters, no crash.