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Clear ‘Matcha Latte’ That’s Free Of Caffeine & Fat Could Just Be Your Cup Of Tea
By Mikelle Leow, 08 Aug 2018
Video screenshot via Asahi
In 2018, clear spirits like vodka and gin are no longer the only drinks that resemble water. Japan’s minimalist culture has sparked a transparent beverage revolution, with one of the more notable ones being a see-through Coca-Cola.
After its ‘Clear Latte’, the country’s beverage behemoth Asahi has unveiled a new ‘Matcha’ variant that’s concocted to taste like “rich,” milky green tea.
Per the press release, the drink is low on calories, free of caffeine and fat, and isn’t as sweet as regular matcha lattes.
It also supposedly goes down your throat as gently as water, and rightly so—like most of Japan’s clear beverages, it’s a flavored water that has been enhanced by filtered-out ingredients of the item it’s inspired by.
For the ‘Clear Matcha Latte’, Asahi imbues a fragrant green tea extract into natural water. Its creamy taste comes from whey minerals derived from raw milk, ensuring a completely transparent ‘latte’.
Sure, plain water might be the most ideal liquids to consume, but if you’d like to curb your caffeine or Starbucks addiction, this new ‘Matcha’ drink could be a godsend. It’s now available at major retailers across Japan at JP¥124 (US$1.10) per bottle.
Image via Asahi
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