23 Jun 2024 By May Ng

Japan’s Leading Matcha Café nana’s green tea

Celebrates Second Hong Kong Branch at THE SOUTHSIDE

Extending Delightful Essence of Japanese Food Culture to Southern District

Exclusive cherry tea jelly and exciting new yuzu creations bring cooling fruity goodness in the heat of summer

nana’s green tea, the famous green tea and matcha café in Japan, unveils a second Hong Kong branch on 21 June 2024, located at THE SOUTHSIDE, the vibrant new shopping hub in happening Wong Chuk Hang. Showcasing the contemporary Japanese lifestyle and mindful hospitality spirit of omotenashi, the green tea specialist presents a charmingly sweet collection of Insta-worthy specialties, signature parfaits, soft serve ice cream, and other classic Japanese desserts and light savoury dishes. Exclusive summer sensations celebrate the opening – a sato-nishiki cherry dessert is available until 10 July 2024 only, and a trio of yuzu creations will be on offer starting 1 July 2024.

Brought to Hong Kong by Cafe Deco Group, nana’s green tea is one of the largest matcha-branded café chains in Japan. The new Southern District outlet extends the total count to 83 branches – 70 across the homeland and a further 13 internationally, in Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, the United States and Canada, including the 2 in Hong Kong.

“We are delighted to expand our reach to Hong Kong Island with the opening of a second café and bring more smiles to the faces of our valued Hong Kong customers,” says nana’s green tea founder Mr. Kazuto Kutami. “Through our delightful offerings and modern take on Japanese tradition and the tea ceremony, we are committed to expressing the true meaning of Japanese hospitality and food culture.”

Hailed as the rubies of summer, juicy sato-nishiki cherries from Yamagata Prefecture shine in Cherry Tea Jelly Delight (HK$68), served only at THE SOUTHSIDE until 10 July 2024 to mark its opening. The sweet-sour essence of the prized shiny red fruit infuses a generous scoop of cherry sorbet, which tops layers of soft serve, cream cheese, sponge cake and whipping cream. Tangy black tea jelly is found at the bottom, and fresh cherries decorate this joyful limited-time treat.

Three new yuzu concoctions add to the seasonal fruity pleasures are launching on 1 July 2024. The aromatic, lemony-lime Japanese citrus balances floral sweetness with a hint of bitterness, making it a refreshing favourite in the heat of summer.

Yuzu jelly, jam and sorbet are all at the heart of Yuzu Parfait (HK$108), Japan’s classic dessert full of other indulgences – warabimochi, whipped cream, sponge cake, genmai cornflakes and vanilla soft serve, topped by fresh mint. Yuzu Soft Serve (HK$45) is a must for lovers of Japan’s characteristic soft and creamy ice cream. Presented in a sweet crispy cone, vanilla soft serve is smothered with yuzu sauce and enhanced by shiratama dango – glutinous-rice balls – and mint leaf decoration.

For the ultimate yuzu rush, the two seasonal delights can be enjoyed with sips of Yuzu Mojito (HK$42), a thirst-quenching cooler blending mint, yuzu sauce, sugar syrup and soda water.

The glorious green colour, aroma and mellow mouthfeel of hand-ground matcha powder gives nana’s the edge over other green-tea chains. The essential ingredient of many speciality drinks and desserts of the house, it is sourced from Yamamasa Koyamaen, an historic tea manufacturer in Kyoto Prefecture. In a technique perfected over 200 years, traditional grinding in stone mills maximises the matcha flavour while retaining its original essence. The characteristic melt-in-the mouth feel has a refreshing bitterness as green aromas develop on the palate.

Besides matcha, other premium green-tea brews of sencha, genmaicha and hojicha (roasted in a porcelain pot over charcoal) are served. Using more than 10 types of tea leaves from Kyoto, Kagoshima and elsewhere, major supplier Baisa Nakamura carefully identifies the characteristics of each tea leaf, finely adjusts the temperature and rolling method, and brings out its full flavour.

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nana’s green tea Hong Kong locations and contacts:

nana’s green tea Kai Tak

Address: Shop B128, AIRSIDE,

2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2117-1309

WhatsApp: (852) 6507-9723

Email: nanagtas@cafedecogroup.com

Opening Hours: 12 noon to 9:30 pm daily

nana’s green tea Wong Chuk Hang

Address: Shop 206-207, 2/F, THE SOUTHSIDE,

11 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2117-0639

WhatsApp: (852) 9325-1385

Email: nanagtss@cafedecogroup.com

Opening Hours: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm daily

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