There are two types of people in the world: those that like tea, and those that prefer coffee. I have to say that although coffee is the only thing that keeps my eyes open after a late night, tea will always be my first love. One type of tea holds a special place in my heart: green tea. In memory of weekends and having enough sleep, here are five go-to places to indulge your green tea craving.

1. Peet's Coffee & Tea

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While some people might argue that Starbucks is better than Peet's Coffee, I beg to differ. Their Matcha Javiva is richer in the green tea department and has a perfect blend of cream and tea. It's the perfect pick-me-up when you're feeling restless after a long day of classes.

#SpoonTip: Ask for a shot of peppermint in your drink for an extra kick.

2. Beard Papa's

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I've been craving these since I left home (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) for college, and it was a while before I could get myself a Green Tea Ice Cream Puff and Matcha Cream Puffs. They aren't as conveniently located around my campus, but it was completely worth the wait. I would recommend calling ahead to make sure Bard Papa's has their matcha treats in stock. I recommend the Matcha Mochi and the Green Tea Latte.

#SpoonTip: If you plan on sharing the latte, let them know and they'll split it for you. 

3. PoppaBox

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With the Boba craze that has taken the nation by storm the past few years, I couldn't resist adding a matcha boba stop for all you boba lovers. This boba is the real tea deal with a creamy, almost vanilla-like hint that comes along with the green tea. I'm personally not a big fan of Boba, so I got it without and I still love it.

#SpoonTip: This one's for GW students—use your GWorld here. 

4. Kaz Sushi Bistro

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Mae Teh
I couldn't imagine a better way to end a perfectly authentic fusion cuisine than this Green Tea Tiramisu. It was so perfectly fluffy and light that I could eat it forever. The small pineapple cubes and blueberries did more than decorate, as they added a little zest to the dessert.

#SpoonTip: You can use your GWorld here, too. 

5. Sakuramen

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Mae Teh

If food presentation was a factor, Sakuramen would take the lead. These mochi balls had a soft and moist skin, and a good amount of ice cream inside of them. Combined with the wafer and the strawberries, it helped to rid off the spiciness that came with the Spicy Miso Ramen I had prior.

#SpoonTip: I would recommend allocating as least 1.5 hours for a trip here because there's usually a long wait for a table.