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This New Japanese Ice Cream Shop in KL Has 8 Levels Of Matcha, Hojicha & Sencha

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Psst, have you heard? There’s a new matcha ice cream store in town! Matcha is an all-time crowd favourite as is but this one’s special- you can choose your preferred flavour intensity from mild to strong. If this sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen or heard of this concept in Japan, except now you’ve the privilege of actually trying it right here at home!

Matcha Eight Ice Cream Opens New Store In KL With 8 Different Flavour Intensities

Matcha EightImage: @matchaeight (IG)

Launched in April 2021,  Matcha Eight started out by selling pints online via delivery. They aspired to provide the first premium and authentic Japanese tea ice cream to Malaysians and thus, only use 100% natural Japanese tea powder from Wazuka town, Kyoto!

Matcha Eight Japanese TeaTheir farmers in Kyoto

In partnership with Michelin-starred Master Chef Takuji Takahashi, they’ve created an outstanding variation of flavours to cater to different palates. Currently, there are eight levels of intensity- from lighter sencha to deep, richer matcha and hojicha.

Matcha Eight Japanese TeaImage: Matcha Eight (website)

Just two weeks ago, they successfully opened their very first store at Lalaport, Bukit Bintang! Served in a charcoal cone or cup, customers are also able to taste-test the different ice creams and of course, take a cheeky IG-worthy photo featuring the sleek Matcha Eight sign in the background.

Matcha EightImage: @thephototraveller (IG)

Japanese MatchaImage: @kclovesfood_ (IG)

Their current flavour choices include:

Left to right- Soulmate (Medium Sencha) & Lovesick Girl (Light Sencha)

Matcha EightImage: @applefish21 (IG)

Left to right- Matcha Me Tonight (Medium Matcha) & Ho Ho Hoji (Strong-roasted Sencha)

Japanese Matcha EightImage: @eatisya (IG)

Melodrama Queen (Strong Matcha, tea aftertaste)

Japanese Matcha EightImage: @angela77_matcha (IG)

Hocus Matcha-cus (Strong Matcha, bitter aftertaste)

Image: @angela77_matcha (IG)

Maybe It’s Love (Light Matcha)

Image: @micherrysibs (IG)

Hojilicious (Light-roasted Sencha)

Image: Matcha Eight (Website)

Plus, the prices are also affordable given how natural and freshly made it is, which adds to its appeal!

You’re Gonna Love It So Matcha

Image: @maggie19c (IG)

Matcha fans, don’t walk but run to Matcha Eight to see what the hype is all about! No literally, you should run because the lines are long and they tend to sell out quickly daily (and online). Plus, there are no additives, preservatives, colouring- you get it, zero nasties! Teaaa-licious.

Matcha Eight

Address: G-68, LaLaport BBCC- 2, Jalan Hang Tuah, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Daily)

Status: Pork-free

Link(s): Website | Facebook | Instagram

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