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Food and Travel (Singapore) - - Festive Delights -

Be­ing avid tea drinkers, we are al­ways on the look­out for ex­cel­lent teain­fused moon­cakes when­ever the Mid Au­tumn fes­ti­val comes round, and this year is no dif­fer­ent. Af­ter try­ing out a hand­ful of them this year, we have to say our top favourites among the lot are the ones from TWG Tea, which fea­ture per­fectly bal­anced flavours.

Un­like any other tea-in­fused moon­cakes that we’ve tried pre­vi­ously whereby the tea flavours are either too strong or mild, the ones from TWG Tea, which are all metic­u­lously hand­crafted by their chef pâtissier, blend very well to­gether. In fact, the tea flavours in TWG Tea moon­cakes are not only per­fectly bal­anced, but they also en­hance the over­all taste of the moon­cakes, of­fer­ing a truly unique and one-of-a-kind taste ex­pe­ri­ence.

This comes as no sur­prise, as the lead­ing pur­veyor of lux­ury teas has been cred­ited as the first tea brand in Sin­ga­pore to of­fer tea-in­fused moon­cakes, so they know very well what works and what doesn’t.

Whether you’re seek­ing out new flavours to de­light your taste buds or sim­ply crave a well-made tra­di­tional moon­cake, the new­est line-up from TWG Tea has all the bases cov­ered.

Named af­ter the Fes­tive Night Tea, the new Fes­tive Night Tea Col­lec­tion com­prises five new tempt­ing flavours which pair per­fectly with the Fes­tive Night Tea, a fra­grant mix of green tea, cherry blos­som, red fruits and rose petals.

Sweet de­lights come in the form of the as­sorted mini snow skin se­lec­tion, avail­able in four de­lec­ta­ble fill­ings in a box of four or eight. The two new ad­di­tions to the col­lec­tion are the Flame snowskin moon­cake and the Jade snowskin moon­cake. The for­mer, fea­tur­ing a bril­liant orange coloured snowskin em­bel­lished with a pre­cious gold leaf con­ceals a Fes­tive Night Tea in­fused mous­se­line and a heart of cherry ganache, while the lat­ter, decked in a skin of creamy celadon con­sists of a lus­trous sen­cha in­fused mousse, or­na­mented with choco­late crum­ble pieces and a milk choco­late ganache cen­tre.

Tra­di­tion­al­ists aren’t left out – the brand’s baked moon­cakes, which are skill­fully made with a thin, moist pastry skin, are equally im­pres­sive, of­fer­ing lay­ers of flavours and con­trasts. For those who have a fond­ness for moon­cakes that aren’t cloy­ing and overly dense, they will def­i­nitely ap­pre­ci­ate the new Ruby moon­cake – there is a lovely coun­ter­bal­ance be­tween the Ivory Palace Tea and lo­tus paste, which is nicely com­ple­mented by the re­fresh­ing lemon zest and dried mango. The other two new ad­di­tions: the Mid­night moon­cake com­pris­ing an aro­matic al­mond paste cen­tre with crunchy black­cur­rants and Blue Lo­tus Tea in­fused white lo­tus paste and dried cran­ber­ries, en­cased within a stun­ning jet black crust, as well as the Jewel moon­cake fea­tur­ing a lux­u­ri­ous dark choco­late orb sur­rounded by Paris-sin­ga­pore Tea in­fused white lo­tus paste and chunks of Amarena cher­ries, en­cased in a rich choco­late brown crust, will also de­light even the most dis­cern­ing taste buds.

A set of two reg­u­lar moon­cakes or four mini snowskin moon­cakes paired with Fes­tive Night Tea re­tails at S$70. A set of four moon­akes or eight mini snowskin moon­cakes re­tails at S$60. In­di­vid­ual moon­cake gift boxes or set of two mini snowskin moon­cakes retail at S$16. Avail­able at all TWG Tea Sa­lon and Bou­tiques in Sin­ga­pore.

Or­der from TWG Tea’s dig­i­tal bou­tique and en­joy 5% off moon­cake pur­chases us­ing the promo code MOONFT16.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.twgtea.com

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