Bengal Club Chai Matcha
Smooth green tea enlivened with fresh spices. Peppery and saucy finish.
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Cardamom, Ginger, Black + White pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg.
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: China / Kenya / India
Region(s): Zhejiang Province / Nandi Highlands / Kerala
Antioxidant Level: Very High
Caffeine Content: Medium
Shelf Life: About 3 months.
Brewing Matcha: One common misconception people have of Matcha is that is must be brewed according to the strict
guidelines of the Cha no yu ceremony. In reality, Matcha can be brewed many different ways. We will detail some popular
choices here, as well as the ceremonial method.
Hot matcha latte brewing methods - fast method: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of
cup and add 2oz. 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)
(Best and Most popular) Hot matcha latte brewing methods
- Recommended method: Makes 2 cups (halve the
ingredients to make 1 cup):
You will need a few items to prepare Matcha Lattes:
1. Matcha measure or tea spoon.
2. 16 oz. stainless steel carafe.
3. Espresso maker.
5. Flavoring syrup.
6. Milk 2% (Almond, soy or rice milk).
7. Long stir spoon.
To start, measure approximately 15oz. (450 ml) of milk into stainless steel carafe. Add 1 teaspoon or 2 matcha measures of
Matcha. Stir with long spoon to combine with milk. Add 1 oz. (30 ml.) of flavoring syrup. Froth vigorously with frothing wand
from espresso machine. When blend is smooth with micro bubbles, pour into cup. The aroma is great, it tastes better and you
get all of the goodness from tea. Very invigorating! You may substitute 2 tablespoons of either Maple syrup, Agave syrup or
Honey for the flavoring syrup to taste.
We recommend using a measuring cup to prepare and use as a training guide, and with practice a Matcha Barista should be
able to prepare using a Freehand method – or also known as winging it. The measure, however, takes out the guesswork.
Don‟t forget to clean your equipment – this avoids contaminating future beverages.
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 8oz/250ml 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).
1. Prepare tea bowls by warming them with boiled water.
2. Prepare your Matcha whisk by soaking the tip in the boiled water in one of the bowls for about 10 seconds.
3. Pour the water out and dry the bowl with a paper towel.
4. Using your teaspoon, add 2 scoops of Matcha to each bowl.
5. Pour 1/3 of a cup of your hot water into each bowl.
6. In a slow “m” motion, submerge any loose bits of Matcha that may be floating on the surface of the tea.
7. Whisk the tea more briskly in a back and forth motion until the surface of the Matcha becomes frothy.
8. Consume immediately. (In Japan, it is customary to drink the entire bowl in 3 quick slurps).
Iced matcha latte brewing methods: Use 1/2 tsp. (1g) per 8oz. (225ml) serving. Add 1/2 tsp. (1g) to base of cup and add
2oz. of hot water & 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
Matcha Ginger Tea with crushed ice and lime: (Ingredients – 2 level teaspoons of Matcha, 2 tablespoons of chopped ginger,
½ cup ice, juice of ½ lime, dash of honey)
1. Blend ice, Matcha and ginger in a blender until ice is crushed.
2. Pour into a chilled glass.
3. Add lime juice and honey to taste.
RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our ‘1 Cup of Perfect Matcha’
measuring spoon for best