FB : Twinings Malaysia
Thanks for the wonderful invitation, I recently went to an Afternoon Tea at the elegant ambience of Orchid Room in The Majestic Hotel for Twinings’ 310-year Anniversary Celebration.
Stephen Twining, tenth generation member and brand ambassador of the Twining family, was at the event to introduce 8 flavours of the namesake brand’s Large-Leaf Discovery Collection, including London Strand Earl Grey, Golden Tipped English Breakfast, Pure Sencha Green Tea, Two-Seasons Darjeeling, Rose Garden Black Tea, Budding Meadow Camomile, Medley of Mint, and Golden Caramel Rooibos.
Each blend represents the collective brilliance of Twinings’ Master Blenders; their proficiency in developing captivating aromas and unique flavours for each individual infusion, culminating in a sensational range of teas befitting of the Twinings trademark.
London Strand Earl Grey
A sunny twist on our original Earl Grey. Black China tea scented with a blend of traditional bergamot with a twist of other citrus notes and real lemon peels.
If, when an afternoon drags its heels, you look for a lovely lift, you’re in grand company: the 2nd Earl Grey could take a short stroll along the Thames from Parliament to Twinings on the Strand to collect his uplifting tea our Master Blenders made especially for him.
Brew for 2 or 3 minutes in just-boiled water. With or without milk, it’s up to you.
Golden Tipped English Breakfast
Golden tipped Assam, for a strong and bold depth of flavour and a rounded body. The Master Blenders sought to create the perfect English Breakfast tea – a blend that is strong and bold yet with a refined, rounded body. A tea that sets you up for the day.
They looked high and low (and far and wide), finally finding it in the golden buds of the valleys of Assam, North East India. The result is rich and malty, with a bold depth of flavour that you won’t find in your average bag.
Brew in boiling water for 4-5 minutes, or less depending on how you like it. With milk is the English way.
Crisp, balanced and floral – a delightful blend of first and second flush Darjeeling harvests.
When springtime reaches the Himalayan foothills in West Bengal, the first tea plants are ready for picking. These early buds have an intensely dry, fresh flavour. Two months later the second flush of growth creates the rounded, more floral notes of summer. The Master Blenders have expertly blended the two harvests to create a light, perfectly balanced afternoon tea.
Brew in just-boiled water for 3 or 4 minutes. With milk or black – it’s up to you.
Rose Garden Black Tea
Deep yet delicate China tea with rose petals for a charming floral note.
The late summer sun warms the walled garden of an English country house. The air hangs heavy with the scent of a thousand roses – a moment to savour. The Master Blenders thought so, and created a rose-flavour black tea, with a scattering of beautiful rose petals. However hectic your day is proving to be, it will bring a delicious summery pause to your afternoon.
Brew for 2 or 3 minutes in freshly boiled water and enjoy without milk.
Pure Sencha Green Tea
The fresh and pure flavour of steamed large-leaf green tea.
This blend is made from gently steamed large leaves of Chinese green tea. By choosing the best, freshest leaves – those that emerge during the first cool flushes of the Eastern spring – the Master Blenders capture the pure essence of the mountain slopes where the tea grows.
Boil your water, let it rest for a few minutes to cool, then brew for 2-3 minutes. No milk please.
Budding Meadow Camomile
Rich, mellow, camomile with natural sweet notes.
The best camomile evokes the essence of a summer meadow: floral, uplifting and with a breezy scent that calms the spirit. By using whole pollen heads the Master Blenders capture the sweet nature of camomile, creating a blend that carries you gently to the meadow of your imagination. A perfect infusion for moments of calm.
Brew in just-boiled water for 3 or 4 minutes.
Medley of Mint
The perfect blend of natural spearmint and peppermint for a refreshing, uplifting taste.
When refreshment is the order of the day, a minty infusion is the drink of choice. With both Spearmint and Peppermint, the Master Blenders choose the very best mint leaves, from select summer harvests, each time picking just before the mint flowers bloom for maximum taste. The result is a delicious medley of refreshing and uplifting flavours, perfect at any time, day or night.
Brew for 3 or 4 minutes in just-boiled water and enjoy.
Golden Caramel Rooibos
Caffeine-free, rich Rooibos with a hint of sweet caramel flavour.
Rooibos from the Cederberg and Olifantsrivier mountains of South Africa’s Western Cape is delicious in its own right. But the Master Blenders sought a way of enhancing the sun-dried needle’s naturally rich depth of flavour. And they found a delicious one: a hint of caramel flavour. So now we have an indulgent, caffeine-free tea with just the right level of sweetness.
Brew in fresh, boiling water for 3 – 4 minutes. Enjoy with or without milk.
Stephen demonstrated meticulous attention towards the brewing process for the perfect cup of tea, from quantity of tea leaves to water temperature to steeping duration. The assortment of teas were paired with tiers of confections and delights, with Stephen highlighting how each tier complements each serving of tea.
“Our Master Blenders turned to Twinings’ ever-growing library of more than 30,000 teas and ingredients sourced from all around the world. Their expert blending skills combined with the desire to share their passion for tea have produced the Twinings Large-Leaf Discovery Collection, which offers consumers around the world with a superior tea experience – you can see, smell and taste – that only large-leaf teas can deliver,” Mr Twining explained.
Proud of his heritage, Stephen Twining represents his family legacy through his position as the global ambassador, championing the wondrous benefits of tea, and the artisanal craftsmanship of tea-making. Brimming with enthusiasm, and equipped with profound expertise to share his knowledge of tea, he decided to expand his reach to Malaysia, and personally engage with the Malaysian public through a tea-sampling experience, in conjunction with the introduction of a well-crafted ensemble of Twinings teas.
“Passionate tea drinkers the world over are always looking for new, better and different experiences, and we, at Twinings, are confident that our Large-Leaf Collection will delight every tea lover’s taste buds,” Mr Twining said.
Twinings’ Large-Leaf Discovery Collection can be found at major supermarkets, including Jaya Grocer, Village Grocer, Ben’s Independent Grocer, and Hock Choon Jalan Ampang. The blends are priced at RM50. For more information on Twinings, please visit the Twinings website at www.twiningsmoment.com/malaysia.
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