Spring Accompanied by the Smell of Matcha

04 Nov 2016

 

October has arrived, and although Spring is late this year, - Furuta Dessert House have settled in nicely at Box Hill Central. Situated at the front gate of Box Central you can’t miss them. Matcha is the finely ground powder of specialty young green tea leaves. It originated in the Sui Dynasty in China, and reached its peak of popularity through the Tang and Song Dynasties.

At the end of the 9th Century, matcha was shipped across the strait towards Japan and gained immense popularity amongst the Japanese people. Matcha is used in traditional tea ceremonies and represents a major part of the modern Japanese food culture.

Matcha contains high amounts of catechins, vitamins and fiber, as well as a host of other beneficial components, and has gained popularity amongst health conscience people the world over.

The owner of Furuta Dessert House - Tim, is an experienced Chinese-Australian businessman who set foot in business more than a decade ago. He says that the matcha used at Furuta Dessert House is imported from an authentic Japanese Matcha workshop that has been carefully selected by his Japanese business partner - taste and quality are guaranteed at Furuta Dessert House.

Desserts include Matcha Milk Tea, Matcha Latte, Matcha Milk Shake, Matcha Chiffon, and Matcha Swiss Roll to name a few. Tim has announced a specialty drink that is being released as this article goes to print - the ‘Sakura Fruit Drink’. Each cup of Sakura contains a real cherry blossom from Japan.

Although it has only been two weeks since Furuta Dessert House opened, they are already attracting quite a crowd from discerning customers of Box Hill Central. The delicate cakes are sold out as soon as they are displayed. Freshly made goodies are thus delivered every few hours to meet the demand. There is always a lengthy queue outside of Furuta waiting to be served. But the wait is well worth it!

Spring is bound to come, and Furuta Dessert House is the ideal place to visit and enjoy the smell of fresh Matcha!

伴随着春天的到来,博士山购物中心又迎来了一家新店的开张——古田本铺抹茶店。正对大门口的位置使得人们一走进商场,就留意到了它的出现。

抹茶是用天然石磨碾磨成微粉状、蒸青后的绿茶嫩叶。它起源于中国的隋朝,在唐宋时期达到顶峰,至今已有一千多年的历史。九世纪末,抹茶随遣唐使东渡进入日本,后被日本人民接受并推崇,发展成为今天的日本茶道,同时成为现代日本饮食文化的重要组成之一。由于抹茶富含儿茶酸、维他命、食物纤维、咖啡因、氨基酸等多种有益健康的物质,从而在注重营养保健理念的国际社会逐渐受到越来越多的追捧。

古田本铺抹茶店的老板Tim是一位旅居澳洲十余年的华人,多年来一直在零售业为社区居民提供服务,这造就了他踏实勤恳的做事风格。Tim介绍说,古田本铺抹茶店所供应的抹茶来源于日本一家地道的抹茶手工作坊,是他的日本合伙人根据自身丰富经验优选出来的,这就确保了店内饮品和糕点的上佳口味和优良品质。

古田本铺抹茶店主营的甜品种类包括抹茶奶茶、抹茶拿铁、抹茶奶昔等冷热饮,以及抹茶戚风、抹茶瑞士卷等香甜可口的蛋糕。还有一种特色饮品樱花果茶,每一杯中都含有一朵真正的樱花,粉粉的色泽看上去十分惹人喜爱。Tim说由于店铺刚开张的缘故,货源供应尚未跟上,但等到下周——也就是现在您看到这篇文章之时——樱花果茶就能够买到了。怎样?赶快去买一杯尝尝吧。

虽然开业至今不过短短两周时间,古田本铺抹茶店的人气已经颇为旺盛。新鲜制作的抹茶糕点几乎一上架就会被围观的顾客们抢购一空、提前售罄。为此,店里每隔两三个小时便要新上一批货。排队购买抹茶饮料的人们也是络绎不绝,员工们除了要一边布置货架,还要一边满足顾客们的点单需求制作饮品,几乎忙到分身乏术。所以这期间如果您觉得排队等候的时间稍微久了一点,也请多多谅解。

在这个暖意融融的春日,古田本铺抹茶店与您相约博士山购物中心,用清新自然的味道,为您送上一季的好心情!

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