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