I visited Smorgasburg today to try out a new beverage venue, Young Bud. They currently have four flavors: Magic Matcha, Ceremonial Matcha, Matcha Latte, and Aloe Matcha. I decided to try their Magic Matcha and Ceremonial Matcha since these stuck out to me most. The great thing about these drinks is that it contains only natural flavors and coloring. Additionally, their matcha is of high quality and is imported from Japan.
The Ceremonial Matcha was fantastic. It had wonderful, yet simple flavors and I liked that it was not sweetened. This drink truly celebrates and highlights the flavors of pure matcha. However, my favorite drink was the Magic Matcha because I tend to like drinks that has creamy textures. This signature drink comes in three layers – pink, yellow, and green. The pretty pink derives from beetroots; the calm yellow comes from tumeric, and the charming green is from the … MATCHA. Somewhere in between those ingredients, lies the coconut and soy milk. Although the Magic Matcha has beautiful layers, this drink is meant to be shaken side to side and it will magically turn into a minty color. I was delightfully surprise to discover that these flavors waltzed so well together. The flavors were rich, milky, and had a lingering sweetness. Tumeric, beetroom, and Matcha? Who would have known? These two drinks were very “matcha” needed to quench my thirst in this hot summer day in L.A (did you see what I did there?).
It brings me a lot of joy to try these beverages from Young Bud because I highly admire the Fantastic Four who owns it. They are the same folks who runs Shrimp Daddy and Chi Chi Dango at Smorgasburg, L.A. I think it is great that they now collectively own a beverage, entree, and dessert venue. By the way, I also ordered Shrimp Daddy’s famous Pineapple Boat to have with my Young Buds. I left Smorgasburg with a full belly and a smile on my face.
Disclaimer: Drinks/Food were complimentary, but these opinions are strictly voices of my taste buds.
Young Bud/Shrimp Daddy – Smorgasburg, L.A
Address: 785 Bay St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Hours: Every Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.