Tea Bar @ Clipper Tea, ION Orchard
Clipper Tea at ION Orchard has revamped their Tea Bar from its original flagship retail store. Customers can now enjoy a wide selection of freshly brewed Clipper tea and have them paired with a beautiful selection of delectable desserts right inside the retail store.
For those of you who don't know, Clipper tea believes in the art of perfection in each cup of tea that they serve. They emphasise a lot on providing fresh and high quality tea products while keeping the price affordable, so it can be enjoyed by everyone. They have innovated different method of tea brewing beverages such as Cold Brewed Teas, Iced Tea Mocktails, Iced Tea Lattes and many more. All these beverages are crafted carefully and precisely to obtain the best flavours out of the tea leaves used.
We started off our tea break here were with a cold brewed Berries Lemonade (Pictured on the right - $4.70). This quality yet value-for-money cold brewed tea is steeped in room temperature water and refrigerated for six to eight hours.
Then, it is infused with nitrogen to give it a creamy velvety texture, which is then dispensed from a beer tap. In addition to that, you also have the option of choosing your sugar level, but we'd recommend to have it sugar-free to get the most out of the flavour and aroma.
They also introduced a new range of floral and quenching tea inspired mocktails. One of their recommended tea mocktail is their Singapore Sling (Picture above on the left - $4.70). This is their non-alcoholic rendition of the iconic cocktail, consisting of Classic English Breakfast which is sweetened with hibiscus syrup, coconut shavings and topped with lychee pieces and a pineapple slice.
Deliciously brewed hot teas are also available for all you tea aficionados. If you have an interest in the tea brewing process, you can also participate in experiential process of watching, hearing, smelling, and tasting of the brews which are done by the team.
Another notable highlight is their new addition of Chiffon Cakes ($6.80 each). These tea inspired chiffon cakes come in a variety of flavours such as Earl Gray, Matcha, Strawberry and Yuzu. A perfect size for sharing and paired best with a nice cup of hot brewed tea.
Tea cream puffs are also a specialty here at Clipper Tea. They have definitely aced the texture and filling of these gorgeous choux puffs. A silky smooth tea infused creme patissiere are filled in little soft pillowy choux dough. We had their best selling flavours which are, Houjicha, Milk Tea and Summer Fruit Passion ($3.20 each, $12 for 4).
These tea puffs were fairly mild in flavour and we wished it could've been enhanced a little more. However, we liked that it wasn't overly rich or sweet and we could easily have more than one serving.
Lastly, do not forget to order their insta-worthy tea lattes. Not only are they too pretty to drink, they are also low in sugar. What makes their tea lattes different from the others is that their tea leaves used, are simmered in milk over low-medium heat. This is done to reduce the overall liquid content which creates a more concentrated tea flavour. We definitely could feel the strong aroma and flavour in their best selling Iced Tea Latte series, premium grade Matcha Latte ($5.80).
This is definite go to place if you are looking for quality and aromatic tea infused beverages. Now with dining seats available in store, it is time to gather your friends and indulge over sumptuous desserts and soul soothing teas.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co
Operation hours: 10am-10pm (Daily)
Address: 2 Orchard Turn #B4-07, Singapore 238801
Contact: +65 6509 8745