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A match(a) made in heaven

Oh Cha Matcha opens its first outlet in Kuala Lumpur

01 Oct 2020 / 08:49 H.

Who would have thought of making matcha sexy? Choong Kar Wai and Choong Kar Heng, the dynamic and entrepreneurial sibling duo, certainly did!

The Melbourne inspired coffee enthusiasts, who are also founders of the popular CoffeeSociete in Publika and Garage 51 in Bandar Sunway, are now adding to their fast-expanding list of hip cafes with the introduction of Oh Cha Matcha.

Located at 130, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, the chic new outlet is the first boutique matcha cafe in Malaysia that offers a plethora of healthy, playful and quirky matcha beverage options.

The brothers realised consumers have become more pro-active than they used to be when it comes to their health. They are now more engaged in their quest for good health and are more discerning in adopting healthy lifestyle choices.

Oh Cha Matcha was conceived to fuel this demand with a slew of innovative healthy matcha concoctions that will probably turn coffee drinkers to avid matcha converts!

What is matcha? It is a traditional Japanese stone-ground powdered green tea which can be blended into hot drinks. In recent years, matcha has become a worldwide phenomenon and have gained cult like status thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties and vitamin composition.

While the term “matcha” is familiar to many, not many are aware of its numerous health benefits of which Oh Cha Matcha plans to share with fellow Malaysians.

Confident that their inspiration will work here in Malaysia, the team behind Oh Cha Matcha offers a line of premium grade matcha concocted into delicious and healthy beverages that will energise the body and soul naturally.

Purists would instantly make a beeline for the traditional favourites whilst adventurous foodies and fitness buffs would opt for the exciting combinations under the Drink Your Colours and Beauty Series (collagen infused, a first!) categories. Their ever popular ceremonial grade matcha is of the highest grade and the choice of the Emperor of Japan for tea ceremonies, grown on the holy land of matcha in Uji, Kyoto.

While some cafes do offer dairy-free milk as substitutes to regular milk, none offers a selection quite as wide as Oh Cha Matcha. At no extra cost, Oh Cha Matcha have got you covered with a choice of soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, cashew milk and coconut milk, all unsweetened, completely natural, no colouring and low in calories.

Besides getting your matcha fix, Oh Cha Matcha also offers an extensive food menu that is bound to tantalise all taste buds.

“Having a concept that stands out from others is important but it is not enough. Our aim is to create a boutique space that evokes a sense of belonging. Oh Cha Matcha should be a destination where relationships are built, friendships made and communities unite,” said Kar Wai as he wanted to ensure that their matcha and its community remains the core of their business.

“We hope to differentiate ourselves by generating a close, authentic link with people and with the community as a whole. Our community is our heartbeat,” said Kar Heng.

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