50g Bengal Club Chai Matcha Tea

50g Bengal Club Chai Matcha Tea

Metropolitan Tea Company

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Smooth green tea enlivened with fresh Malabar spices. Peppery and saucy finish. Memories of Bombay’s Chai Wallah.

Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg.

Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada

Tea(s) From: Japan / Kenya / China / India

Region(s): Kagoshima / Nandi Highlands / Zhejiang Province / Kerala

Antioxidant Level: Very High  

Caffeine Content: Medium 

For the most part, the influence of British India has been greatly  diminished in her former colony. Still, while even the names have  changed, Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, and Calcutta to Kolkata, a  taste of India's former colonial past can be found if one knows where  to look. So it is with Kolkata's Bengal Club, a social and business club  founded in 1827. First christened the Calcutta United Service Club by  founding president, Lt. Col, the Hon J. Finch, the club has operated  continuously into the modern era. To this day it counts among its  members the business and social elite of Kolkata, many who have been  with the club for generations.

So what does one do at the club?  In addition to finding a moment's repose amongst the hustle and bustle  of one of the World's busiest cities, one meets with associates to  discuss the political climate of the day and shake hands on the latest  business deal. One also partakes in a proper British tea service, served  each evening in The Terrace room on fine bone china, a distinct  holdover of India's colonial past. In fact, where tea is concerned,  service at the Bengal Club is often referred to as being "more British  than the British".

To celebrate the venerable "Bengal", as it is  referred to by those in the know, our Master Taster created this  stunning matcha by blending the classic flavors of Indian Chai, with a  modern twist, Izu Matcha, to reflect the new, cosmopolitan face of  India. From the first sip, this peppery, spicy cup transports you to an  exotic world of flavor, tradition and history. If you ever get a chance  to visit the Bengal, tell them Metropolitan Tea sent you. Enjoy!

What makes matcha so special?
Unlike  traditional teas in which the leaves are brewed and discarded, Matcha  is powdered and brewed whole. As such, the leaves themselves are  actually consumed. In addition to producing incredible mouth feel and a  thick, rich cup, this maximizes the antioxidant benefits of the tea,  helping it rank amongst the World's most healthful beverages.

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