Bengal Club Chai Matcha
Smooth green matcha tea enlivened with fresh Malabar spices. Peppery and saucy finish.
HEALTH PROPERTIES: Very High in Anti-Oxidants
CAFFEINE CONTENT: Medium
TEA SOURCING: Ingredients sourced from Japan (Kagoshima), Kenya (Nandi Highlands), China (Zhejiang Province) and India (Kerala)
INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg.
ETHICS: Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free
THE STORY OF BENGAL CLUB CHAI MATCHA
Unlike traditional teas in which the leaves are brewed and discarded, Matcha is powdered and brewed whole. The leaves themselves are actually consumed. In addition to producing a thick, rich cup, this maximizes the antioxidant benefits of the tea, helping it rank amongst the World's most healthy beverages.
For the most part, the influence of the British in India has been greatly diminished. Still, while even the names have changed, Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, and Calcutta to Kolkata, India's former colonial past is still visible. The Kolkata Bengal Club, was a social and business club founded in 1827. First christened the Calcutta United Service Club by founding president, Lt. Col, the Hon J. Finch, the club has operated continuously into the modern era. To this day it counts among its members the business and social elite of Kolkata, many who have been with the club for generations.
So what does one do at the club? In addition to finding a moment's repose amongst the hustle and bustle of one of the World's busiest cities, one meets with associates to discuss the political climate of the day and shake hands on the latest business deal. One also partakes in a proper British tea service, served each evening in The Terrace room on fine bone china, a distinct holdover of India's colonial past. In fact, where tea is concerned, service at the Bengal Club is often referred to as being "more British than the British".
To celebrate the venerable "Bengal", Metropolitan Tea's Master Taster created this stunning matcha by blending the classic flavors of Indian Chai with a modern twist, Izu Matcha, to reflect the new, cosmopolitan face of India. From the first sip, this peppery, spicy cup transports you to an exotic world of flavor, tradition and history. Enjoy!
BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT TEA: Place approximately half a teaspoon of Matcha in your cup. Infuse with 8oz/250ml of water heated to 80-85 degrees celcius, whisk briskly and enjoy.BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CHAI MATCHA LATTE: Place half a teaspoon in a cup and infuse with water heated to 80-85 degrees. Whisk until a smooth paste is formed. Add steamed milk and sweeten to taste. If you have a frother, froth away, but excellent results can be achieved by simply adding hot milk.