If you love all things Japan-made or simply enjoy a cup of warm tea to power through the day, then don’t miss out on the World O-CHA Festival, the largest tea event in Japan that is held triennially. In conjunction with this event, the Japan Tea Export Promotion Council (JTEPC), supported by South-East Asia’s No. 1 Business-to-Business Farm Direct Platform, Secai Marche, is organising the Japan Tea Week Malaysia 2022! To celebrate, there’ll be not one, but FOUR cafes churning out exclusive Japanese tea-infused menu. Some experimental dishes will blow your mind away!
To create an authentic Japanese tea experience for Malaysians, Secai Marche is working directly with distinguished farmers around Japan, each employing unique production methods to help bring out the distinctive qualities of their teas. These include Mr. Ikeya of Ikenoya En in Iruma, which produces award-winning Sayama Sencha; Mr. Matsushita of Matsushita Seicha in Tanegashima, which specialises in sustainably-grown Wa-Kocha, or Japanese English Tea; and Mr Tamura of Matcha Organic Japan in Shizuoka, which grows one of Japan’s most renowned organic and premium-grade Matcha, Matcha Yabukita Organic.
These Four Cafes Has Rolled Out Exclusive Japanese Tea-Infused Menu Available Throughout November:
For Japanese, their green tea is more than just a drink. It’s a cultural symbol and belief, one that is rooted in tradition, heritage and history. On the Malaysian front, Secai Marche has joined hands with renowned cafes in KL and imported some of the finest teas from distinguished farmers in Japan. Together, they’ve come up with a limited-edition menu for a one-of-a-kind tea experience.
#1 Bray Bakery
A specialty bakery and coffee establishment in the heart of KL, Bray Bakery will present a trio of exquisite delights. First is a Sussie Roll Croissant made with Wa-Kocha Organic tea, topped with sweet potato puree, almond and kinako. Matcha lovers will love the Matcha & Black Sesame Brioche Craquelin bursting with the flavours of Matcha Yabukita Organic, and packed with raisins soaked in red bean syrup. Sip on the refreshing Cold Brew featuring Matcha Yabukita Organic foam, white chocolate and kaya.
#2 Mori Kohi
“Whisk away from reality, and enjoy a cup of Kohi (coffee) in the heart of Mori (the forest).” The cafe introduces two unique drinks that matches with its setting. Ginger Matcha Cafe Latte uses Matcha Yabukita Organic mixed with espresso, house-made ginger syrup and fresh milk. Passionfruit & Thyme Cold Brew on the other hand, is brewed with Sayama Sencha.
#3 Nippori Publika
Known as the “Japanese home cooking cafe,” Nippori Publika will serve a delicate Nama Chocolate crafted with single origin Matcha Yabukita Organic powder. The sweetness of white chocolate blends harmoniously with the bitter and umami flavours of the green tea. This is best paired with Iced Wa-Kocha Lychee Tea, made using tea that has been aged for over 3 months and blended with Lychee fruit flavours for a refreshing tropical drink.
#4 Third Mile Cafe
The last one on the list is Third Mile Cafe, located by the riverside in Sentul. Unlike the above, the cafe takes on an experimental spin by infusing tea into their hot dishes. It attempts a Seared Red Snapper Ochazuke with warm mushroom salad and crispy leek served on top of rice, completed with a Sayama Sencha broth. Paired with Wa-Kocha Pear, consisting of Wa-Kocha Organic tea, homemade pear puree, honey, and Asian pear. It’s the perfect palate cleanser.
Eat, Scan & Win:
When you’re visiting these cafes during the month of November 2022, spot a QR code available at the counter or on the menu. Scan the QR code,complete a simple questionnaire and a premium Japanese tea could just be yours!
These exclusive Japanese tea-infused menu are available in limited quantities during the entire month of November only in light of Japan Tea Week Malaysia 2022. So don’t forget to pop by these cafes with your friends and family to try them all out! Head over to Japan Tea Week Malaysia 2022’s social media for more information and updates.
About Secai Marche Sdn Bhd
Secai Marche is a Japanese company based in Malaysia. Founded by Ami Sugiyama and Shusaku Hayakawa in 2018, it operates a B2B one-stop farm-direct fulfilment platform connecting passionate farmers in Southeast Asia with enthusiastic chefs and consumers in Klang Valley. Its goal is mainly to help farms become more economical and sustainable, giving them direct access to renowned hotels and restaurants as well as household cooks. Secai Marche’s vision is also to add more “colour” to dining experiences by providing more options to customers to enjoy freshness, product quality and transparency, by allowing customers to ascertain the source of their produce.
To find out more about the various specialty teas offered by Secai Marche and how to acquire them, do contact +6012-605 6260 or email@example.com. You can also keep updated on any upcoming tea events by connecting to its social media pages.
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