People are obsessed with this healthy new coffee alternative

Matcha is the latest trend in morning beverages, despite having been around for centuries. Matcha is essentially a finely ground powder made from green tea leaves, and is said to protect against heart disease and cancer, boost the metabolism, and aid concentration.

The drink is now popping up in specialty caf├ęs all over the place, like Chalait in New York City, where we tried it.

Story by Aly Weisman and editing by Carl Mueller

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