TEA FOR LIFE

A gala din­ner and char­ity event mark the grand open­ing of Korean beauty brand Amorepa­cific’s new store at the Man­darin Ori­en­tal, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Tatler - - Tatler Focus -

No­vem­ber’s Taste of the Pre­cious gala din­ner at the Man­darin Ori­en­tal ho­tel in Hong Kong brought to­gether celebrity and phi­lan­thropy in a show of com­pas­sion and gen­eros­ity. Korean lux­ury beauty brand Amorepa­cific staged the event to cel­e­brate the open­ing of its new store at the Man­darin Ori­en­tal and to raise money for the Chi­nese Global Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, which sup­ports mu­si­cal ed­u­ca­tion for un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren.

Co-hosted with the Man­darin Ori­en­tal’s two-miche­lin-starred restau­rant Pierre, the event drew a host of celebri­ties in­clud­ing Amorepa­cific brand am­bas­sador Cherie Chung, renowned pi­anists Liu Shih Kun and Saman­tha Sun, Can­topop singer Paula Tsui, ac­tresses Aimee Chan and Eileen Tung, model Qi Qi Kao, and busi­ness­woman Pollyanna Chu and her hus­band Ni­cholas Chu.

Pierre Gag­naire, one of the most cel­e­brated chefs in the world, ac­com­pa­nied by Jacky Tau­vry, pre­pared an ex­cep­tional four-course French menu for the event, fea­tur­ing an ar­ray of green tea-flavoured dishes. Guests were also treated to a mas­ter­class in tea ap­pre­ci­a­tion and tast­ing, star­ring Amorepa­cific’s award-win­ning or­ganic green tea.

Aside from be­ing a lux­ury beauty brand known for its skin­care prod­ucts that are based on green tea, Amorepa­cific is also South Korea’s largest cos­met­ics com­pany. The core and sig­na­ture in­gre­di­ent of Amorepa­cific’s cel­e­brated skin­care prod­ucts are the young green tea leaves that are har­vested from the com­pany’s Dol­songi tea plan­ta­tion on the is­land of Jeju. The tea leaves have to be hand-picked be­fore 10am in early spring by tea mas­ters and con­tain an­tiox­i­dants that are 200 times stronger than Vi­ta­min E, re­veal­ing an age-de­fy­ing leg­end for time­less beauty.

Dur­ing the event, guests were in­tro­duced to two of Amorepa­cific’s best-known and most prized skin­care so­lu­tions, the Prime Re­serve Epi­dy­namic Ac­ti­vat­ing Creme and the Time Re­sponse In­ten­sive Skin Re­newal Am­poule. Both prod­ucts work won­ders, and not just on the skin: they also added a glow to the Chi­nese Global Mu­sic Ed­u­ca­tion As­so­ci­a­tion, with Amorepa­cific do­nat­ing part of ev­ery pur­chase of Prime Re­serve Epi­dy­namic Ac­ti­vat­ing Creme at the event to the char­ity.

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