From Matcha to Turmeric: Superpowered Drinks in the D

By: Michael Fossbakk | September 26, 2018

Throughout the day, it’s common for anyone to reach for a drink that may help them stay awake, or maybe calm them down. We drink a variety of drinks for different reasons, but if you’re reaching for these pick-me-ups anyway, why not get a little more out of them? Whether it’s milk infused with turmeric or a latte with some matcha powder, Metro Detroit has plenty of places to grab a superpowered beverage when you’re looking for that extra kick.

Folk Detroit

The fine folks at Folk Detroit (see what I…nevermind) have a few delicious, healthy milks available on their menu. Their turmeric milk is infused with ginger, turmeric, baking spices, honey & black pepper. Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and ginger is good for reducing muscle pain and soreness and can even help alleviate nausea. Also check out Folk Detroit’s rose milk and matcha milk, both of which are made with ingredients that can be beneficial to your health.

Zingerman’s Coffee

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Sweet Matcha Latte from Zingerman’s Coffee in Ann Arbor.

This Ann Arbor coffee shop sources its coffee from all over the world and delivers it in a variety of methods. Today, however, we’re looking at a green tea latte made with sweet matcha powder and Calder Dairy milk. Matcha powder, in basic terms, is ground up green tea leaves. The process by which the leaves are ground up produces a powder that yields a high amount of nutrients when consumed. Matcha can boost metabolism, includes antioxidants, is rich in fiber and much more.

Eli Tea Bar

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different tea leaves out there and each has unique qualities that provide different flavors and health benefits. Eli Tea Bar in Birmingham carries a wide range of tea blends, one of which is their “Fat Fighting Oolong” blend. The blend comes from Indonesia and undergoes a high oxidation process that produces a tea that is high in antioxidants and can help with weight loss. Eli Tea Bar also carries a green tea infused with ginger called “Green Green Ginger” and a rhodiola blend that is good for mental clarity. Shop around their store and you’re bound to find a blend for you.

 

SocraTea Detroit

Opened in 2012, SocraTea Detroit offers USDA certified organic and fair trade tea blends. You can stop into their store in Midtown or shop online on their website. They offer a wide variety of teas, but if you’re looking for something that is known to alleviate anxiety, the Vata Ayurveda herbal tea is made up of licorice, ginger, anise and coriander. Together, these ingredients are known to calm the body and mind.