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Recap: 8Shades Breakfast Club, Teapigs Edition

Our second edition of the #8ShadesBreakfastClub took place last weekend (31 July & 1 August 2021) at the Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong – this time with a special talk by Simon Disler, founder of Drinks99 and distributor of Teapigs in Hong Kong.

If you weren’t able to make it there in person, here’s everything you need to know to get all caught up:

Guests at the #8ShadesBreakfastClub flowed with Karina aka. @karina.yogawellness and Tavia aka. @taviajianghui for a 50-minute Yin & Yang flow class – a combination of Hatha yoga, core strengthening and full body blood circulation. 

Besides active, flowing sequences, the class also included longer-held Yin poses that allowed for deeper stretches, which help the mind become more still and the body more flexible.⁣

Teapigs prepared a special tea tasting session of their latest cold brew teas, which are formulated to brew quickly in cold water – perfect for the hot Hong Kong summer. Flavours sampled included blackcurrant and raspberry, pink grapefruit, and watermelon and hibiscus.

Simon Disler of Drinks99 (the distributor of Teapigs in Hong Kong) gave an inspirational talk about his own journey into sustainability – from doing a conservation project in Costa Rica at the age of 18 to forging a deeper connection with sustainability after he became a father just 18 months ago.

Did you know? Teapigs is one of the first tea companies to go plastic-free – their tea bags are made from cornstarch, a natural carbohydrate extracted from corn, while the labels are made of paper. Everything is sealed with heat, so there’s no glue either!

Before finishing up with a delicious healthy breakfast at Kerry Hotel’s Lobby Lounge, our founder Emily Lam-Ho and fellow tea-lover reminded everyone that it’s about making small but conscious decisions to live a more sustainable life.

“I love tea – I went to boarding school in England so tea is a big part of my life,” she said. “When I realised that a lot of tea bags were made out of plastic, it really shocked me. So, we can all take little steps and little choices in life that together will have a bigger impact.”

Stay tuned for more #8ShadesBreakfastClub dates to come – we’d love to see you there!

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You’re Invited: Join Us at The Next 8Shades Breakfast Club!

 8Shades invites you to… our next #8ShadesBreakfastClub at @kerryhotelhk on 31 July or 1 August 2021!

Re-energise your mind, body and soul with a yoga class, a specially curated healthy breakfast with 8 dishes that showcase Shangri-La’s Rooted in Nature culinary initiative, and an inspirational talk by Simon Disler, co-founder of Drinks 99, the distributors of Teapigs!

Meet our lovely yoga instructors: @taviajianghui and @karina.yogawellness

10am – 50 min yoga class
10:50am – Inspirational chat by Simon Disler, co-founder of Drinks 99 – distributor of Teapigs + Cold brew tea tasting session.

( Come learn about why it is bad for your health to drink generic teas in the market )
11:00am – Breakfast served at Lobby Lounge and a goodie bag to take home with you.

Yoga Class: 2/F Harbour Room Foyer
Breakfast: Lobby Lounge, Kerry Hotel

Dates: 31 July Sat / 1 August Sun 2021
Price: HK$650 Net per person

Click here to book your ticket now!

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Terms & Conditions:

*** Advance ticket is required
*** Ticketing will close 12 hours prior to event
*** Tickets are non refundable
(kindly let us know if you have any dietary requirements prior to attending)


Reserve your spot(s) now!

Take a look at the highlights from our last #8ShadesBreakfastClub:

See also: What you missed at the 8Shades Breakfast Club

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What you missed at the 8Shades Breakfast Club – and how to join the next one

If you missed our sold-out 8Shades Breakfast Club at Kerry Hotel last weekend, not to worry – we’ve got all the highlights in one place to get you all caught up:

Psst… Our next 8Shades Breakfast Club takes place on 31 July and 1 August 2021 at Kerry Hotel – sign up here!

Karina aka. @karina.yogawellness – one half of our amazing yoga teacher duo – captured this beautiful hyperlapse video of the 50-minute yoga flow session by the sea.

The other half of our yoga teacher duo – Tavia Jiang aka. @taviajianghui – taught the yoga class alongside Karina, ensuring that every participant was given plenty of attention.

We had some fabulous feedback from guests, including these glowing reviews of the #8ShadesBreakfastClub:

“8Shades put on a fabulous event at the Kerry Hotel and everything was flawless. With these hectic days, everyone needs a chance to unwind, and this yoga and green breakfast morning was perfect. It really had me ready to take on the day! Also, I connected with some really cool people, which was such a refreshing change after being confined at home for months. Will definitely be back! :)”

Illiana Bodnar-Horvath 

The relaxing yet invigorating yoga session, followed by a unique breakfast set at the Kerry Hotel, took me back to all the resorts we so loved to frequent around Asia. Plus, the Kerry Hotel’s calm ambiance and non-intrusive hospitality exceeded all my expectations. We even had an amazing “sharing” from [Emily Lam Ho], the founder of 8Shades. What was most memorable for me was that I left emotionally fulfilled and even made a couple of new friends too: likeminded, easygoing, and equally inspiring. If you get the chance to sign up in the future, you definitely won’t want the morning to end!


With such a beautiful backdrop, there were plenty of opportunities to get that perfect #yogaselfie:

And of course, who could forget the amazing healthy breakfast spread with eight dishes – all inspired by Shangri-La’s ‘Rooted In Nature’ culinary initiative:

If you weren’t able to make it to the #8ShadesBreakfastClub, don’t worry, because we’ll be rolling out more sessions very soon – on 31 July and 1 August 2021, in fact!

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Our next 8Shades Breakfast Club takes place on 31 July and 1 August 2021 at Kerry Hotel – reserve your spots now!