The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. blends are something many is familiar with. It is known for its consistency in quality, signature aroma and refined taste. The appreciation of fine tea has increased over the years, becoming an everyday indulgence in people’s lives.
The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. flagship standalone retail store at ION not only includes a retail space, but it also has a first-of-its-kind in-store tea bar. Besides serving a variety of hot teas from the Essentials, Herbal & Blossoms, Tropics and Luxuries range (tea bags and loose teas available for retail), this takeaway retail concept also includes a series of speciality teas and tea-infused pastries and desserts.
However, we came for their colourful tea choux puffs. Many were raving about it and we need to know what it’s all about.
You’ll be attracted to their colourful display of tea choux upon entering the shop. The selection offered was both overwhelming and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. There are five flavours available – Vanilla, Matcha, Earl grey, Eternal Garden (rose) and Milk Tea ($3.20 each, $12 for a box of 4).
We had the baby pink Eternal Garden and baby blue Earl Grey tea choux. The first bite into Eternal Garden was heavenly, with a tinge of sweetness that was balanced out by a subtle bitterness of tea. The tea aroma Earl Grey puff was more subtle.
Like any other choux pastry, it is light and slightly chewy with a sugary crust to complete it. The best part comes when you hit the core. The flavour was strong, but not overwhelming, giving off a lively and mouth-drying effect on the tongue. Not bitter, but a clean and refreshing finish.
Overall, this could be the perfect snack anytime of the day! It maybe a bit pricey, but it’s worth every single penny.
Ps: These puffs need to be left at room temperature for 10 minutes before eating to soften the cream. Do note that only the ion outlet sells the tea puffs if you are looking for it!
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Address: 2 Orchard Turn #B4-07, S238801
Nearest MRT: Orchard
10am to 10pm Daily
Tel: 6509 8745