MATCHALI returns to Admiralty, where it all began with a new space in the heart of Pacific Place. The latest shop offers for the first time its own 16-seat seating area looking out onto the expansive atrium within the mall. The lofty, unobstructed space invites patrons to take a moment to pause. Washed in neutral tones, the Pacific Place store maximises on modern zen aesthetics and in keeping with MATCHALI’s open design, the refined matcha countertop grants unobstructed views of the whisking in action.
MATCHALI made its debut in 2019, as Hong Kong’s first home-grown contemporary matcha brand. Serving up healthy, modern drinks centred around its star ingredient, matcha. Available at The Landmark and now Pacific Place, all drinks feature health-boosting properties and are made without refined sugar whilst honouring old-world techniques.
The Pacific Place menu brings new launch items inspired by the upcoming autumnal months. Featured is the Apple Hojicha Cold Brew a crisp cold-brew topped with fresh mint, the Pink Latte together combining organic beetroot, milk and agave, and finally, the Matcha Chai Latte and Hojicha Chai Latte, both delicately spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with raw cane sugar. Signature blends like the Matcha and Hojicha Lattes remain, as well as the tranquillity-inducing Traditional Hand Whisked Matcha, complete with antique chawan (tea bowl).
Beverages are hand-whisked and poured using a custom chawan with pouring spout, crafted by local ceramicist Georamics. This collaborative piece is used by the in-house matcharistas and will be available for purchase in store at Pacific Place.
As always, each drink is customisable. Choose from wholesome milk alternatives like oat or almond milk, a shot of collagen, and now the optional addition of CBD drops. Amplifying the serenity factor, the RESET Bioscience THC-free nano-liposome CBD tincture is designed for both hot and cold beverages and is made to be absorbed faster. Paired with matcha, both ingredients naturally play off one another, increasing the calming effect.
To round out the menu, MATCHALI will also offer more dine-in and takeaway eats. Start your day with both beverage and breakfast bites, like the Matcha Croissant or Matcha Sesame Banana Bread. Further collaborations in the coming weeks include crossovers with other likeminded Hong Kong-based brands. All rooted in wellness concepts with a touch of indulgence, they are the perfect pairings for matcha.
With the launch of its online store, both the Ceremonial Grade Matcha and Slow Roasted Hojicha Powder used in crafting blends in-store are now for purchase online, providing a taste of MATCHALI at home.
Dates: September 7th, 2020 – September 1st, 2021 Address: Pacific Place, Shop 200D, Level L2 Operating Hours: Mon – Fri: 8 AM – 7 PM | Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 10 AM – 7 PM