tea time

December 21, 2013 • 4 comments • 1398 views

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Where can you find a “red carpet” escalator?

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Starhill, darling, Starhill.

Did you know they have a whole floor of cooking studios on the top floor? I was privileged to experience it all recently.

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Not to cook (come on now, let’s be real.. me cooking in public bahahaha) but the easiest and most fun thing instead; making exciting tea!

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Oh, btw I got a call to see if I was interested in joining a reality programme, something like Selebriti Masterchef, I really thought it was a Gotcha call. After I told them I might be interested, they never called me back. They probably saw my Perfect Roast Potatoes. *covers face* So fine, I shall stick to making tea for now.

You know how much I love my lychee iced tea, right? Well now, I don’t have to look high and low, I can make my own!! Whenever I want, wherever I want, with Lipton tea.

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My what-if-I-screw-this-up-too look? Tea… come on, guys… whoever screws up tea has the potential to screw up life…

So I listened intently at instructions and stood in front of Chef Nik for Teacher’s Pet points.

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He made bruschetta with prawns dipped in tea-flavoured breadcrumbs.

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It was amazingggg. Then I got nervous because I thought we had to replicate this like in Masterchef.

But phewwww! Chef Nik just made those for us to eat.

So on to our task! 4 types of tea; Hot honey lemongrass tea, Paradise Sunset tea, Lovely Berries tea and Mo-Tea-To, a refreshing mint tea.

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It wasn’t graded and you taste your own tea, so phewww! Smiled and closed my eyes after every sip since there were cameras around. Even though I thought it was a bit tasteless. (Recipe thingy said TABLESPOON, not TEASPOON. *slaps self*) Despite that, though, I still managed to taste the soothing flavours of the Lipton tea. So phewww, tea to the rescue!

Ta-daaaaaa.

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Yummyyyy.

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And we got to keep the recipes, good for me to practice in my kitchen to serve Dean. Impress him a bit with strawberries and whatnot. Might get a new handbag. Thank you in advance, Lipton!

In all seriousness, I loved how easy it was to make so many different things with just this one bag of Lipton tea. How refreshing it tasted, how soothing at the same time and how tea just gets along with almost any ingredient!

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Anyway, isn’t it amazing that tea can be so versatile? Hot drink, ice drink, mixed in batter, added to any marinade, make dessert. The sky is the limit with the choices of dishes we can make with Lipton.

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Since I’m not creative with food invention, I shall visit Chef Nik’s “Tea Twist” website! You can too right here to check out the episodes and recipes here.