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Michelle Puyane

Biography

Honoring centuries of tradition, the husband-and-wife team behind Chalait sources matcha directly from the revered tea fields of Uji and serves it to New Yorkers in a modern cafe setting. After falling in love with matcha on trips to Japan, co-owners Michelle and Ramon Puyane opened Manhattan’s first matcha-focused tea and coffee shop on Jan. 1, 2015. They now operate three cafes, where they also serve loose-leaf teas, specialty coffee and a simple, seasonal food menu. As a wholesaler and online retailer, Chalait ships their signature line of matcha to cafes across the country and... READ MORE

Honoring centuries of tradition, the husband-and-wife team behind Chalait sources matcha directly from the revered tea fields of Uji and serves it to New Yorkers in a modern cafe setting. After falling in love with matcha on trips to Japan, co-owners Michelle and Ramon Puyane opened Manhattan’s first matcha-focused tea and coffee shop on Jan. 1, 2015. They now operate three cafes, where they also serve loose-leaf teas, specialty coffee and a simple, seasonal food menu. As a wholesaler and online retailer, Chalait ships their signature line of matcha to cafes across the country and tea enthusiasts around the world. Their colorful beverages frequently appear on trendy Instagram accounts and in the pages of national magazines.

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