Chain coffee shops here lace their Matcha powder with heaps of sugar and add milk, masking the taste of the tea. You may never realize it, but a grande Matcha green tea latte with whole milk at Starbucks contains 32 grams of sugar – more than your recommended daily allowance – in one 16oz drink. Also, milk not only masks the taste of the Matcha, but it’s been proven to remove some of the health benefits.
We hope you’ll check back regularly to get updates on all things tea-related. For our first post, we’ll dive into the story behind Soiree and introduce you to the founder of the brand. Jenny Perlongo is a tea enthusiast residing in Chicago with her husband Mike and two sons, Danny and Ryan, and dog Lucy. We wanted our readers to get to know her and her passion for tea a bit better, so we sat her down for a Q&A.