We are excited to unveil a new CARDAMOM CRÈME BRÛLÉE TEA to celebrate “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” a new major motion picture produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. A hundred-foot journey begins in the moment when you bravely drop what is familiar and cross over into a new realm that is far out of your comfort zone. It is a profound journey, however small in physical distance that materially changes the course of your life for the better.
Our CARDAMOM CRÈME BRÛLÉE TEA is a delicately robust blend of the film’s Indian and French culinary influences. This premium black tea is inspired by classic French crème brulée and infused with the exotic spiciness of fresh cardamom, which is native to India. A splash of warm milk brings out the richness in this cup. The new CARDAMOM CRÈME BRÛLÉE TEA comes in a sleek, round tin featuring 36 round tea bags free of unnecessary tags, strings and staples.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey,” in theaters August 8, 2014, is directed by acclaimed Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Lasse Hallström from a script by Steven Knight and is based on the international best-selling novel of the same name by Richard C. Morais. The film is a stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart. It is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home wherever he may be.
About the Film:
In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.
Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.