Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Tea Republic

The Tea Republic could clinch our vote for BSC's coziest new hideout, with their cool campaign to "celebrate the citeazen within" by offering a rainbow-like range of tea _ red, green, white & several other hues _ from across the globe.

A compact selection of desserts is available all day long. We quite liked the upside-down ginger-&-pear pudding, which tasted rich, fresh and moist.

This cupcake looked deceptively ordinary, but it was pretty much perfect, with a fluffy, flavorsome vanilla cake base and creamy, sugary frosting.

Lemon & green tea macarons. Sufficiently tasty, but the texture was too heavy, without the crisp airiness that we relish in these confections.

No complaints about the dainty cookies. Crunchy and chocolatey enough to enjoy.

Tea was the true star of the show, of course. This "Caramel" variety was a hot blend of Chinese & Ceylon teas, with a delicious toffee aroma that went well with the sweets.

The Kirara cold rice tea was excellent, made from roasted unpolished rice for a pleasant grainy flavor. And anyway, tea is good for us, right? Antioxidants and all.

The Tea Republic,
S132, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Open daily, 9am-9pm.
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17 comments:

  1. It's finally opened!!! It's about time KL pays attention to teas. I've walked past its hoardings a few times in the last two weeks and wondering when they would be ready.

    So no "real" food?

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  2. qwazymonkey: ya, i'm actually a total idiot when it comes to tea, so i'm glad that this place could help educate me in the art of tea appreciation :D they serve some light sandwiches and wraps to pair with the tea, but no heavy meals so far...

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  3. this place is opened by a friend's friend, so happy to fwd comments over to them. it is looking pretty good!

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  4. its official, im in love with BSC!! Will go there to check it out this week *fingers crossed*

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  5. Joe: ya, it's not a large outlet, but it's got charm and personality! And the staff members are really nice, very warm and helpful :D
    Augustdiners: oh yeah, bsc keeps getting better and better! Their 'revitalization' is really working! Other malls should emulate them, heheh

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  6. I past by this area the other day as well. Was quite surprised to see that something like this has opened in KL! Tea rooms are quite common in Melbourne.

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  7. michelle: hopefully this place will inspire other good ones to open in kl too! i'm not sure i'd ever become addicted to tea, but it's a possibility, heheh :D

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  8. wooooo... Sean drank tea??? LOL!!

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  9. leo: heheh, i wouldn't mind tea cocktails if only they had them :D

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  10. I see desserts ;p
    But that's all they have??

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  11. Tng: got snacks! sandwiches, croissants :D

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  12. Is this place child friendly?

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  13. littlelamb: didn't notice any kids here that afternoon, but it should be all right. very bright and calm :D

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  14. What a cosy and charming place for a family leisure and dining!

    Have a joyful Christmas Eve to you and your lovely family!!

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  15. Alice: yep, I think kids will enjoy the sweets here, and the colorful atmosphere! I hope u and your family have a very happy celebration this weekend too, Alice :D

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  16. went there, very nice! Staffs are friendly, had a cozy reading time =D

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  17. Honeybee: glad to hear you liked it! :D

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