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We are featured in a video from Japanese women's fashion video online magazine, MINE BY 3M!

We are featured in a video from Japanese women's fashion video online magazine, MINE BY 3M!

Check out our featured video in a Japanese women's fashion video online magazine, MINE BY 3M

Click here to watch the video. 

Special thanks to MINE BY 3M and Yz films (https://vimeo.com/user38733233) for putting this video together! You can contact them through: info@yz-films.us

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New Line of House-Made Pastries Coming to Hudson!

New Line of House-Made Pastries Coming to Hudson!

Look out for our new line of house-made pastries at the new Hudson cafe. Focus will be placed on fresh, seasonal produce to provide a sweetness reminiscent of the Japanese palette. Think house-made jams and bright citrus curds, the earthiness of matcha accenting bakery classics, presented with flair to satisfy chocoholics and vegans alike.

 

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New location coming up in Hudson Square!

New location coming up in Hudson Square!

A new chapter is about to begin for Chalait this spring with the opening of the third cafe in Hudson Square! Chalait opened Manhattan’s first matcha-focused cafe in 2015 with a mission to honor tradition while making the tea more accessible. They do that by offering the premium tea found in Japanese tea ceremonies but serving it in a friendly, contemporary setting. While many cafes serving matcha source from importers, Chalait seeks to honor Japanese chado — or “Way of Tea” — by forging relationships directly with family owned Japanese farms. Chalait’s trained baristas then make the drink accessible to Western palates. The matcha tea menu draws inspiration from an espresso bar — matcha tea is served as a shot and then available in a variety of familiar drinks including a matcha latte, matcha Americano and matcha iced tea.


In addition to matcha, Chalait will be partnering up with Counter Culture Coffee to bring coffee enthusiasts some of the most exquisite and freshest coffee from around the world. The carefully curated coffee program will include espresso based beverages, single origin pour-over coffee, brewed coffee as well as some signature beverages.


At the Hudson Square cafe, Chalait will be serving an all-day food menu. A variety of freshly baked pastries, hand-crafted sandwiches and market salads will be available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Everything on the menu will be made daily using the best-quality ingredients available. The market salad menu will driven by seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms. The unique new pastry program will focus on fresh, seasonal produce to provide a sweetness reminiscent of the Japanese palette. Think house-made jams and bright citrus curds, the earthiness of matcha accenting bakery classics, presented with flair to satisfy chocoholics and vegans alike.


Can’t wait for Chalait’s Hudson cafe to open? Stop by for a delicious cup of matcha latte with the housemade almond-cashew milk at either the NoMad or Chelsea Market location!

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Chalait is featured in a new book about matcha!

Chalait is featured in a new book about matcha!

We are super excited to be featured in a new book called Matcha - A Lifestyle Guide by Jessica Flint and Anna Kavaliunas.

It is a beautifully designed, detailed book written in a way that is fun to read and teaches us how we can appreciate matcha in all of its forms. The book consists of the origin of matcha, the benefits of bringing matcha into our daily lives, and how we can make use of its goodness with a variety of recipes. 

You can purchase the book in our Broadway and Chelsea Market locations.

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Matcha Pancakes Recipe by Diane, A Broad

 

Matcha Pancakes by Diane, A Broad is a recipe where you can have a slight twist in the art of pancake making with culinary matcha.

It is fun, easy, unique, and simply delicious!

Servings: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or melted butter (plus more for skillet)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon culinary matcha powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vegetable oil or melted butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. Add the flour, matcha powder, baking powder, and salt, and whisk 7-10 times, just until the batter comes together; the batter may and should be lumpy.
  2. Heat a heavy cast-iron skillet over medium-low heat. Brush with vegetable oil or butter. Using a 1/4 cup measure, dollop circles of pancake batter onto skillet. Wait until bubbles appear and pop on the surface, then flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or so. Stack pancakes and serve hot with butter and maple syrup.
  3. Enjoy!

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Special of the Week: Moroccan Grain Bowl / Matcha Americano Youtube Video Tutorial

Special of the Week: Moroccan Grain Bowl / Matcha Americano Youtube Video Tutorial

Introducing..our new special of the week at #chelseamarket - Moroccan Grain Bowl 

It is made carrot beet salad, lentil brown rice mujadara, steamed kale, greek yogurt, garlic chips for $11

On other news, we have created a Youtube channel dedicated to providing all matcha lovers with tutorials, recipes and much more!

Check out our Easy Matcha Americano video tutorial here. Enjoy!

 

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Green Tea Matcha Cookies Recipe by Ahu Eats

Photo Credit: Ahu Eats
Photo Credit: Ahu Eats

Today we have the Green Tea Matcha Cookie recipe that is so amazing that we have to share from Ahu Eats! It is soft, chewy, with just the right balance of sweetness and bitterness from the matcha. These are the perfect cookies to go with your morning coffee or tea.

Serves: 24

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • ⅞ cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1¼ tablespoons culinary grade matcha powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt

Directions:

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl - it should be creamy colored and airy. A hand blender or stand mixer works well for this. This helps the cookie become fluffy and chewy.
  2. Gently incorporate the eggs to the butter mixture one at a time.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet by adding a little at a time and folding or gently mixing the batter together. Keep going until you've incorporated all the remaining flour mixture. The dough should be a beautiful green color.
  5. Chill the dough for at least an hour - up to overnight. The longer the better!
  6. Preheat your oven to 325 F.
  7. Roll the dough into balls the size of ping pong balls and place them on a non-stick cookie sheet.
  8. Bake them for 12-15 minutes until the bottoms just start to become golden brown and the cookie no longer looks wet in the middle. Note: you can always bake them at 350 F for a less moist, fluffy cookie. It will bake faster by about 2-4 minutes 350 F so watch them closely.
  9. Remove and let cool on a rack and enjoy!

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BIG updates are coming to Chalait Broadway!

BIG updates are coming to Chalait Broadway!

Weekends are back! Starting this weekend our hours will be Sat & Sun 9am to 4pm.
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Also starting this weekend we will now be serving our fresh house-made almond cashew milk.
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Finally, we will be adding some of our most popular items to the menu at Broadway:
- Greenwich Sandwich
- Salmon & Egg Sandwich
- Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa Bowl

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Matcha White Chocolate Bark Recipe

Matcha White Chocolate Bark Recipe

Create a homemade and sweet treat this Valentine's Day with the Matcha White Chocolate Bark recipe. This dessert is easy to make and absolutely delicious. You will be able to taste the lovely combination of bittersweet matcha and white chocolate with a dash of raspberries and coconut.

On a side note, in celebration of Valentine's Day, our Everyday Matcha To-Go Sticks are now on sale for $15 until February 15, 2017. Get it now before the sale ends!

Servings:

16 servings

Preparation:

10x10 inch baking pan with cooking parchment paper over it

Ingredients:

3 tbsp of Culinary Grade Matcha powder

1 lb of White Chocolate, finely chopped

1/2 cup of freeze dried raspberries, lightly crushed

1/3 cup of unsweetened, shaved coconut

Optional:

1/3 cup of crushed nuts of your choice (almond, pistachio..etc)

Ingredients:

  1. Heat a small saucepan with 1 inch of water over high heat until water comes to a simmer
  2. Reduce the heat in order to maintain the bare simmer
  3. Place a large metal bowl over the sauce man of water and add in 3/4 of the white chocolate and stir until it is mostly melted and then add the rest of the chocolate. Becareful not to let it burn! It should be around 100-110 degrees F.
  4. Sift the matcha over the bowl and make sure there are no lumps. Stir until it is uniform in a nice pastel green.
  5. Stir 1/2 of the raspberries, coconut, and nuts into the matcha mixed white chocolate and proceed to pour into the 10x10 in baking pan w/ parchment paper. Sprinkle the rest of toppings over the mix. 
  6. Make sure to gently press the toppings into the chocolate so they stick.
  7. Set aside the the bark to cool for 20 minutes in the fridge.
  8. Take it out and slice into 16 pieces.
  9. Enjoy!

 

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Matcha, Yoga and Meditation

Matcha, Yoga and Meditation

Ever wonder why people drink a cup of matcha before working out or putting their minds into meditation?

Matcha contains an amino acid called L-Theanine, which helps boosts our concentration as well as memory. The amino acid produces two chemicals known as dopamine and serotonin. These two chemicals help enhance our memory, mood, and improve concentration.

For hundreds of years, Japanese Buddhist Monks and Chinese Daoists drink matcha before meditation in order to stay calm and remain alert. L-Theanine promotes alpha waves in the brain to induce a calmness and relaxation while allowing us to remain alert. It helps us reduce stress and also work as a fat burner. This is exactly what we try to aim for when practicing yoga. 

There are also many benefits that come with matcha. They are high in anti-oxidants and have catechins such as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCg). EGCg are widely recognized for their cancer fighting properties. Matcha is known to have more than 100x more EGCg than any other tea in the market.

Yoga is practiced in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle, peaceful state of mind, and the feeling of being more energized. When you pair matcha and yoga together, the benefits are bound to increase. 

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