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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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Matcha Slice Recipe (by Lisa Guy)

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Photo Credit: Lisa Guy

Here is a Matcha Slice recipe that we really enjoy from Lisa Guy. It is a small, delicious and healthy sweet that is sure to make your taste buds feeling happy.

Ingredients:

Base
½ cup hazelnut or almond meal
1 cup desiccated coconut
10 medjool dates, pitted
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp water

Filling
2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 3 hours or overnight
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup desiccated coconut
1 heaped tsp matcha powder
2 tbsp maple syrup

Topping
¼ cup raw cacao powder
½ cup coconut oil
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp peanut, cashew or almond butter

Directions:

  1. All base ingredients in food processor and blend until well combined and mixture is crumbly.
  2. Line small slice tin with baking paper, then press base into tin. Place tin in freezer while making filling.
  3. To make filling, drain cashews and place all filling ingredients in food processor and blend until creamy texture.
  4. Pour filling over base and spread evenly. Place in freezer for 1½ hours to set.
  5. Just before you take slice out of freezer, place all topping ingredients in small saucepan on low heat and gently stir while it melts.
  6. Pour chocolate topping over slice, then place back in freezer for another couple of hours.
  7. When ready to serve, sprinkle with matcha using small sieve or tea infuser. Slice and enjoy.

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Matcha, a pre-workout booster!

Matcha, a pre-workout booster!

In order to maintain your overall optimal energy, it is important to eat well and also keep up with your physical activities. 

Matcha can assist your workouts by increasing your endurance, metabolism, and reducing visceral fat, in other words fat located in your abdominal area.

By drinking one serving of matcha (1 tsp), you will experience a boost in energy and endurance. For the most optimal effect, it is best that you drink a cup everyday, especially before your workout sessions. You will eventually see your muscles toning and notice an increase in fat burning within a couple of months. 

You can make your own matcha lattes or even a matcha shot as your daily dose before your workout.

Matcha naturally increases your body's energy and heat production during cardio and resistance training. This tells your body to burn more calories and eventually lead to weight loss.

Aside from weight loss, matcha also has many other benefits such as stress relieving, anti-aging, immune system booster, and sugar level reducer. This makes matcha one of the healthiest and most natural ways to help you on your workout session and assist your goal towards a healthier lifestyle.

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Different Grades of Matcha

Different Grades of Matcha

Matcha is a high quality green tea powder. It is traditionally used in chanoyu, also known as Japanese tea ceremonies.

Chalait matcha comes from the rolling hills of Uji, which is Japan's oldest and most celebrated tea growing region. In fact, the green tea processing method, in practice today, originated here in the 18th century. 

It's a well-known secret that the finest matcha comes from the Uji tea fields in the Kyoto prefecture. Uji has the perfect conditions for producing high quality green tea with its misty climate, rich soil and a wide range of temperatures between day and night.

What are the different grades of matcha?

Everyday Ceremonial Grade

Everyday Grade Matcha is our entry ceremonial grade matcha. Everyday Matcha is the perfect go to for those new to matcha and looking to start exploring its great tastes and numerous benefits. The flavor profile is smooth and mellow with the taste of bittersweet chocolate and slight sweetness.

Taste Profile: Nutty, Cacao Nibs, Honeydew

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Top Ceremonial Grade

Top Grade Matcha is perfect for special occasions or for matcha connoisseurs who want to treat themselves to the delightful flavor profile of a premium ceremonial grade matcha. With this premium grade of matcha, the rich aroma and smooth sweetness is more pronounced along with a deep earthiness for added complexity. This premium matcha green tea is ideal for Koicha (thick tea) and Usucha (thin tea).

Taste Profile: Floral, Cream, Sweet Rice

Recommended Use: Traditional Preparation

Reserved Grade Matcha

Reserved Grade Matcha is super premium matcha found in Uji, Kyoto..

It has a deep emerald colour and is complex and sweet in a subtle way. On the nose it is incredibly fragrant with a distinct freshness and a hint of seaweed. You should expect no bitterness whatsoever when drinking this matcha. The flavor is savory and nutty with a sweet finish. The texture is soft with a velvety mouth feel.

Taste Profile: Floral, seaweed, nutty

Recommended Use: Traditional Preparation

Culinary Grade Matcha

Culinary Grade Matcha is matcha used mainly for cooking and baking purposes and not recommended for drinking. It is also the cheapest type of matcha you can find.

It is much more bitter than the other matcha grades but it will surely balance out nicely if used in sweet pastries!

Recommended Use: Cooking/Baking

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Simple Matcha Shot Recipe & Video Demonstration

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Photo Credit: Ramon Puyane

Need a quick and healthy energy booster that will last you throughout the day? Make a matcha shot! It is simple, quick, and great for your health.

Unlike regular energy drinks or espresso shots that will only give you short peaks of energy, matcha will give you much longer lasting energy. It also increases your immune system, lowers sugar level, aids in weight loss, and keeps your skin as healthy as ever with its special anti-aging properties. Having a matcha shot once a day will surely keep your health in check!

INGREDIENTS: 

  • 1 tsp of Chalait Everyday/Top/Reserve Grade matcha powder (shop here)
  • 2 oz of 175 degree water (less than boiling)
  • 1 shot glass
  • matcha whisk
  • matcha bowl

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. Put 1 tsp of matcha into the matcha bowl.
  2. Add the 2 oz of 175 degree water into the bowl.
  3. Take your matcha whisk and whisk the matcha in a zig zag or "W" formation until it is frothy.
  4. Lastly, pour the matcha into the shot glass.
  5. Enjoy!

VIDEO DEMONSTRATION:

Filmed by Erica Ly and edited by Pedro Chacon. Music is Italian Afternoon by Twin Musicom

In addition to the matcha shot, Matcha White Chocolate Bark will be a great pairing with the matcha shot (if you're not trying to lower your sugar level of course). Our Matcha White Chocolate Bark can be purchased in any of Chalait's locations, NoMad or Chelsea Market.

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 Photo Credit: Ramon Puyane

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Photo Credit: Ramon Puyane

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