Sunday, 6 September 2015

Earle Swensen’s Teatime Happiness menu

With the launch of Earle Swensen’s Teatime Happiness menu, I was recently invited to join Earle Swensen’s at Vivo City for a high tea tasting session. Besides tasting the new Earle Swensen’s Teatime Happiness menu, it was also a fulfilling afternoon with Dilmah’s in-house tea expert, Ms Patricia Ng sharing more about tea & food pairings.

Ms Patricia started the sharing session with the history of tea invention that started all the way back in 2737 BC by Emperor Shen Nong in China to how ice tea and tea bags were created in 1904. She has also shared some proper brewing techniques, also about the health and wellness benefits associated with tea drinking.
After which, we proceeded to tea tasting where we slurp the teas, spray the tea to the back of our palate and swirl the tea to taste the aroma of 6 different premium Dilmah Exceptional Teas.
The all new Teatime Happiness menu includes the choice of either a slice of Swensen’s Special Ice Cream Cake (trio of Neapolitan flavours, Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla) or the new Chips
‘n’ Slaw Sandwich that is packed with crunchy potato chips and fresh coleslaw. The new Chips ‘n’ Slaw Sandwich are served while we had our tea tasting session. Priced at a pocket-friendly S$6.90++, diners get to pick from a selection of Exception Dilmah Teas (Ceylon Green Tea, Pure Peppermint Leaves, Pure Chamomile Flowers, Elegant Earl Grey, Berry Sensation and English Breakfast) or a cup of freshly brewed coffee to pair with the high tea set.
To make things more interesting for the media tasting, we were given the chance to hands on to brew our own tea. The thumb of rule for tea brewing is Black Tea/ Oolong Tea takes about 3-5 mins with water temperature of 90 degree to 100 degree Celsius while White Tea/ Green Tea/ Infusions takes 2-3 mins with water temperature of 70 degree to 80 degree Celsius. Do also note that milk should only be added to black teas and try to use honey instead to sweeten the teas naturally.
Diners who are feeling a bit healthy and wanted some greens, can also add on a bowl of Fresh Salad from the Salad Buffet Bar by topping up $3++.
Earle Swensen’s Teatime Happiness is now available at all Earle Swensen’s restaurants, on weekdays between 2.30pm – 5pm.

Earle Swensen’s (VivoCity)
1 HarbourFront Walk #02-117 Singapore 098585
Operating Hours:10:30am-10.30pm
Tel: +65 6272 3306

Earle Swensen’s (Jem)
50 Jurong Gateway Road #03-11Singapore 608549
Operating Hours:10:30am-10.30pm
Tel: +65 6734 7712

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