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REALLY GOOD
1st TEH
Kopitiam, Singapore
Part of the sandwich set. I appreciated that it wasn’t too sweet despite the addition of condensed milk.
2nd JAPANESE BARLEY TEA
Hamburg Steak Keisuke, Singapore
Cold Japanese barley tea for waiting customers.
4th 五行茶 MAN FU YUAN SPECIAL FIVE ELEMENTS BLEND
Man Fu Yuan Restaurant, Singapore
Exclusive to Man Fu Yuan, this tea features a blend of ingredients, each representing the elements of fire, earth and wood, brewed with water in a metal pot. Floral notes largely dominated by osmanthus.
5th BARLEY TEA
Bab-Muk-Ja Korean Restaurant, Singapore
Meant to enjoy a bowl of mee siam today at my favorite Malay place, but it was unexpectedly closed for the year. Who knew that would lead to the discovery of this gem of a restaurant? It’s operated by a Singaporean man and his Korean wife and daughter who man the kitchen, and the food is down to earth and tasty. I’ve not enjoyed Korean food so much since AKL.
6th 糯米香普洱 IN HOUSE PU ER TEA
Go Noodle House 有间面馆 @ JB City Square, Johor Bahru
With the fragrance of glutinous rice which somehow reminds me of the fragrance of pandanus leaves.
7th 冻顶乌龙茶 DONG DING OOLONG
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 at Pavilion KL, Kuala Lumpur
My first time trying Dong Ding Oolong, which suggests the tea comes from a mountain called Icy Peak. I liked the roasty, toasty notes in this tea.
8th J.S. BLEND TEA J.S. ブレンドテイー
J.S. PANCAKE CAFE Shibuya, Shibuya City
I liked this tea so much I ordered it again and got a take-home bag of tea bags on my last day in Tokyo. 💕
9th 观音王 ANXI ROYAL TIE GUANYIN
Man Fu Yuan Restaurant, Singapore
“Widely acclaimed as the Saint of Tea, Anxi Royal Tie Guan Yin is the finest oolong harvested in Spring in the Anxi region in Fujian, China. Each tea leaf is handpicked to ensure harvests of young buds. Its profile is smooth, crisp and light with a fragrance reminiscent of Chinese orchids after rain. It is known for its cholesterol-reducing and detoxification properties.” Even if you weren’t seduced by the sales talk, this tea was fragrant and v. drinkable.
14th GRYPHON® TEA COMPANY COBA CABANA™
Novena Heart Centre, Singapore
“A deliciously tangy marriage of juicy tropical fruits, organic lemon myrtle, basil and mint” said the description on the package as I pondered a ticket to the non-urban tropics in the form of a tea bag, while awaiting potentially dreaded news from the cardiologist. Thankfully, all was well and I snuck one home to celebrate and to help justify the $1K consult.
17th 普洱茶 PU ER
Restoran Seafood Yee Xiang, Klang
Courtesy of a cousin in-law whose parents are merchants of Yunnan tea. It turns out there are 2 kinds: unfermented (生) and fermented (熟). This was the fermented kind (although on the packaging, it was labeled as unfermented 🤔) and handpicked.
20th PU ER TEA 普洱茶
Crystal Jade Hong Kong Kitchen, Singapore
Nothing like a warm cuppa to help you feel warm and fuzzy.
22nd 铁观音 TIE GUAN YIN
Restaurant Loon Sing (JB) Sdn Bhd, Johor Bahru
I drank too much and ultimately suffered the consequences of underestimating my bladder capacity 🤢
23rd HARRODS ENGLISH BREAKFAST NO. 14
Soots Cook Nook, Private
A blend of Assam, Ceylon, Darjeeling and Kenyan tea.
24th 寿眉茶 SHOU MEI TEA
Asia Grand Restaurant, Singapore
First time trying shou mei. It’s different.
26th FLOWERING TEA
Tía Lily’s House, Villa Pueyrredón
I’d seen these around but had never tried the tea. It was fun to watch.
29th 玫瑰普洱 ROSE PU-ERH
Min Jiang, Singapore
Probably the best (not black and crazily concentrated) Pu-Erh I’ve had but also not mind blowing, even though the subtle rose aroma made it slightly more interesting.
30th 铁观音
順發肉骨茶, Johor Bahru
Totally drinkable Tie Guan Yin.