BENGAL CLUB CHAI MATCHA 2oz
The Bengal Club Chai Matcha blend is a smooth green tea enlivened with fresh Malabar spices with a peppery and saucy finish.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a rolling boil and let cool to roughly 180 F/82 C. Place approximately of a teaspoon of Matcha in your cup. Infuse with 8 ounces/250 milliliter of water, whisk briskly and enjoy.
Ceremonial Matcha: Please note that in order to brew Ceremonial Matcha you will need a set of Japanese tea ceremony tools. (Bowls, scoops, and a whisk).
Prepare tea bowls by warming them with boiled water
Prepare your Matcha whisk by soaking the tip in the boiled water in one of the bowls for about 10 seconds
Pour the water out and dry the bowl with a paper towel
Using your teaspoon, add 2 scoops of Matcha to each bowl
Pour 1/3 of a cup of your hot water into each bowl
In a slow motion, submerge any loose bits of Matcha that may be floating on the surface of the tea
Whisk the tea more briskly in a back and forth motion until the surface of the Matcha becomes frothy
Consume immediately. (In Japan, it is customary to drink the entire bowl in 3 quick slurps)
Hot matcha latte brewing methods – fast method: Use 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) per 8 ounce (225 milliliter) serving. Add 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) to base of cup and add 2 ounces of hot water & mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste. (Try maple syrup or honey)
Iced matcha latte brewing methods: Use 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) per 8 ounce (225 ml) serving. Add 1/2 teaspoon (1 gram) to base of cup and add 2 ounces of hot water and mix vigorously to make a smooth paste-like liquid. Top with freshly steamed milk (or substitute) and sweeten to taste. Cool for 30-60 minutes and pour over ice.
Slow brewed Iced Matcha: Place 3 level teaspoons of Matcha into a glass pitcher. Fill pitcher with ice and let sit. After a few hours, ice will have melted and tea brewed. Stir vigorously to ensure the Matcha goes into suspension. Pour over ice and enjoy.