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.
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.
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.Continue reading
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!
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!
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.
Weekends are back! Starting this weekend our hours will be Sat & Sun 9am to 4pm.
Also starting this weekend we will now be serving our fresh house-made almond cashew milk.
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
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!
10x10 inch baking pan with cooking parchment paper over it
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
1/3 cup of crushed nuts of your choice (almond, pistachio..etc)
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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