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Matcha Eight serves artisanal, premium and 100% natural Japanese tea ice cream made with the finest single-origin tea powder imported from Wazuka town, Kyoto Prefecture.

We are the first premium Japanese tea ice cream artisan in Malaysia offering sencha, matcha and hojicha series of varying tea richness to suit everyone’s palate.

We know how much Malaysians, young and old, love ice cream. However, it is hard to find premium and authentic Japanese tea ice cream in the city despite a good demand for cold desserts.  And so our journey begins.

Matcha Eight was founded by Miho Kaneko in April 2021 with an exclusive partnership with Michelin-starred Master Chef Takuji Takahashi who develops the recipe for each of our ice cream flavours. Based in Kyoto, Master Chef Takuji Takahashi is the third-generation owner of Kinobu Restaurant. The restaurant is renowned for its traditional kaiseki cuisines. 

Master Chef Takuji Takahashi masterfully devised each recipe for Matcha Eight ice cream without additives and preservatives, so what you get is natural, authentic and premium Japanese tea ice cream.

We carefully source our tea powder directly from farmers in Wazuka town, Kyoto Prefecture. We are proud to support these farmers who have been running the family-inherited tea plantations for decades. Each of our ice cream flavours is made using the single-origin tea powder harvested by these farmers respectively to bring out the most authentic tea taste in our ice cream. 

Being the pioneer brand that receives firsthand supply from them without a middleman, for the first time, they know who their end consumer is. It is you. This recognition is the most joyful thing for them!

For us, ice cream gives an instant mood fix whenever we need a break. Powered with the benefits of Japanese tea, we bring together the two important things in our life, being happy and healthy. We want people to have a little joy in hand even when they have their down moments in life. 

“We strive to serve you the best natural Japanese tea ice cream that lifts up your mood and puts a smile on your face, one scoop at a time.”  

After all, life isn’t that bitter. 

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