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Interview with The Health Emporium Bondi

The Health Emporium organic food grocer outside view

Matcha in Australia

Welcome back to Kenko Tea’s  interview series with our fabulous stockists, who are creating amazing recipes with matcha green tea!

Matcha green tea has become more popular everywhere in Australia these days. So, we decided to change our series “Matcha in Melbourne” to “Matcha in Australia”. And so, for this week, we have the special guest from Sydney with us, The Health Emporium.

The Health Emporium organic food store sign

The Health Emporium started back in 1996 as one of the first local organic food grocer in Bondi, Sydney. It has won the Bondi’s Award Winning Organic Food Grocer, and become favored by the locals for their fresh organic products as well as their wonderful and healthy menu.

Love Heart sign of The Health Emporium

So, let’s check out The Health Emporium from this interview~

Q: Hi! Can you tell us about who you are and your store?

The Health Emporium is an organic food store in Bondi, Sydney, stocking a wide range of organic and natural groceries.

The Health Emporium organic vegetables and fruits

There are organic fruit and vegetables, organic and pastured meats and chicken, a large variety of bulk products, natural cosmetics and cleaning products, a herbal dispensary and vitamins and supplements. We also have an organic juice, smoothie and bone broth bar.

The Health Emporium Matcha Smoothies

Q: How are you using matcha on your menu?

We use matcha in variety of beverages and desserts. We have healthy Matcha Smoothies, Matcha Lattes and Iced Matcha Frappes, both with coconut milk. A customer favourite is a fantastic Matcha Mint Choc smoothie.  We also have Matcha Chocolate and Matcha Panna Cotta for desserts.

Matcha Mint Choc Smoothie from The Health Emporium

 (Photo credit by @jodyscott1)

The Health Emporium Matcha Panna Cotta

Q: What’s the most popular matcha item on the menu?

One of our most popular smoothies is our ‘Matcha Mint Crunch Super Smoothie’, containing matcha green tea powder, coconut water, cacao nibs, avocado, cucumber, banana, chlorophyll liquid and fresh mint leaves.

Matcha mint crunch super smoothie from The Health Emporium

 Q: Have you noticed increasing demand for it lately?

Yes - it’s a recent addition to our product range and seems to be growing.

Q: Do you have a favourite matcha dish?

There are many great matcha dishes. But the favorite would be the delicious Raw Mint Matcha Cream Chocolates that we have.

Raw Matcha Chocolate- The Health Emporium

Q: Anything else you’d like to share about your store?

Check out our page for many recipes as well. There is a recipe for Matcha Panna Cotta with raspberries and chia seeds. Really tasty!

Healthy matcha panna cotta with raspberries and chia seeds

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