Vegas Hot Spots: Matcha House Tea and Sweets

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I'm back with another hot spot! Not sure how many of these I'll keep doing, but I thought this deserved a shout-out ;)

 

I always try to avoid getting excess Starbucks or spending money on fancy drinks, but let's face it, it has never worked out. I LOVE me some fancy drinks, so much that my fridge consists of more liquids than actual food!

 

I recently ventured to Matcha House Tea and Sweets, a brand new hot spot down in Henderson, NV and they instantly had me hooked! Here are some details if you're looking for a savory spot with the trendiest drinks:

 

What is it?

Matcha House is a place that sells, well, Matcha drinks! Not only that, but they do sell Matcha based desserts, sweets and a few snacks on their menu too. If you're not familiar with Matcha, you should be. It is all the rage these days! It's basically powdered green tea leaves that you can put on top of drinks, in drinks, etc. People say that Matcha can give you 3 times more caffeine than regular green tea because instead of infusing the tea in water, you are actually consuming the tea leaf itself. I definitely believe the caffeine part, considering I got this drink at 5pm one time and couldn't fall asleep at 3 am... #mistakes. Here is an article that will tell you more on Matcha if you want to know specifics. 

What Do I Get?

I'll be honest guys, I've only gotten one drink at this place because I simply can't get enough of it! I get the Imperial Matcha Tea with Tiramisu Mousse sweetened at 75%. Sounds complicated, right? That's what I thought, but it's essential an iced green tea with the most delicious, creamy mousse mixture on top that sinks down into your drinks for the perfect blend of hearty and happy! (you can get different levels of sweetness to your tea, and 75% instead of 100% sweetness makes me feel a LITTLE bit better). 

How's the Price?

Not going to lie to you guys, it's pretty steep. The tea I get is the most expensive on the menu, and added with the mousse on top, my order comes out to $7.58. Now to me, that sounds like a lot, especially because a cheeseburger and fries from In-n-out is $4.65! But I would say it's definitely fair for the ingredients (Matcha is pretty pricey) and the size of your drink (which is slightly around or even larger than the size of a trenta from Starbucks). Is it an everyday go-to however? No. 

Why Do I Love It?

I love this place for 3 simple reasons. It's delicious, it's fun and pretty healthy too (depending on what you get of course). Since this is a local place and not a chain, I failed to find any nutrition facts for the menu, however Matcha delivers a generous amount of caffeine and health benefits that you can justify almost any of their Matcha drinks to be good for you. 

As for the desserts? They're probably not healthy, but this place is literally meant for serving a crazy new style of drinks and desserts that are sure to leave you feeling refreshed and just generally, happy. I'm all about places who's products are purely meant for enjoyment, and there is always groups of friends there just hanging out and enjoying what they have to offer, so I say the deal is pretty sweet.

 

Overall, is this place a necessity? No. But one Tiramisu Matcha later, and you'll sure be craving it for a long time coming! I appreciate the creativity of this business, the cleanliness of the spot, and the quality of the drinks and I love to treat myself with something that is not only semi good for me, but delicious and trendy too ;)

 

If you don't believe the hype, just check out the Yelp review here. But to all my locals (comment below if you actually live in Vegas and are reading this!) you definitely should try it out and invite me along with you ;)

 

xoxo,

battleforbeauty <3 

 

Vegas Hot Spots: Egg Works

Welcome to the new section of my blog! Since I live in Vegas now, I thought I'd show you guys around ;) 

 

I want to visit as many Vegas hot spots as possible incase you guys ever want to come visit me!

 

First stop: brunch at Egg Works!

 

Some of you east coasters may know this as the Egg and I, but I have never heard of this place until I moved here, so check out what I got! 

 

Location

 

There are plenty in Vegas, but the one Kareem and I went to was on South Eastern Avenue!

 

Service

 

Fantastic! I can't speak for all locations, but the staff at this location were absolutely amazing! They were SO nice, timely, fast and the whole place was very clean.

 

Two different ladies even commented on how much they loved my Nora NYC McGee Shades ;) 

 

Food

 

Holy incredible! I got the stuffed French Toast (unstuffed). It came with 2 THICK slices of french toast, covered in powdered sugar with a side of syrup, cheesy eggs, two slices of bacon (ham or sausage, whichever you prefer) AND their signature Habla Diabla potatoes, which were my FAVORITE part. I ate them literally immediately all at once and went back to buy the seasoning! *pictures down below of course!

 

Our server Alexa was SO nice that she even let Kareem and I each have one of there banana nut muffins since it was our first time there and he couldn't decide between that and toast. I swear that was the best banana nut muffin I've ever had in my entire life, no lie!

 

Price

We of course didn't expect it to be cheap since we both got mimosas too (which were also incredible), but for the amount of food you get and the quality and taste, the price is DEFINITELY worth it. My meal (without the mimosa) was around $11 I believe, and I had enough leftovers for breakfast the next day. 

 

So not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but something in between!

 

Grade

 

A+++ I want to make this our signature Sunday brunch spot but... of course I have to try more places for you guys ;) But if you're ever in town and want to try this out, let me know and I will gladly join ;)

 

Thank you Egg Works on South Eastern staff! You guys made our Sunday completely! 

 

xoxo,

 

Battleforbeauty <3

 

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