[ADV] Lipton Tea Twist

23 December 2013


Tea has numerous health benefits. Whether it's black, green, white or red – tea can benefit your health and beauty in so many ways. I was excited to be asked to attend Lipton first tea-inspired Masterclass last week. The event was held on 5 of December, held at Starhill culinary art studio, Kuala Lumpur.  
I'm pretty sure LIPTON sounds familiar to all of you and Lipton will definitely be the 1st tea brand that pop up in Malaysian's mind, due to its signature taste, premium and quality assured tea. It's as known as the world's No.1 Hot Tea Brand. It was an honor to be invited to their Tea twist event and all of us get to learn some simple tea recipes by using  LIPTON YELLOW LABEL  teabags. It was really useful…scroll down for more :D


Lesson learnt, Tea is not just teabag and hot water! hahahaha. Keep reading to see all the ways we learnt to turn our tea to lively glass of refreshment. Thank you Chef Nik for giving us all the creative transformation of a teabag! Malaysian Celebrity Chef Nik demonstrated four new tea drinks and a tea inspired appetizer using the LIPTON YELLOW LABEL teabags.  

Overall, the event was interesting. We were presented with some new and refreshing ways to prepare tea. The session started off with Chef Nik doing a cooking demonstration and he made it look so easy! He made Tea Crusted Prawns with salsa on the side. Lipton tea was added to the recipe in such a surprising way! Never thought tea bag can be used in that way.. He cut the iconic Lipton tea bag open and added a dash of it to the flour that would make the batter of the prawn This added a very unique flavour to the prawns which was balanced off with the fruity salsa very nicely! I'm one of the lucky blogger who get to taste it. It was really delicious. 


After the mouth-watering appetizer, Tea-Crusted Prawn.. all of us get to make the drinks ourselves. Each of us got the opportunity to create our own drinks as Chef Nik demonstrated it at the front. It was like a cooking class i used to watched on the tv! LOL! I love cooking, I couldn't wait to be Chef for the Day, so we all put on our Lipton aprons and started experimenting! The first recipe we all did together was the Honey Lemon Grass tea and it was super easy to make! We used lemongrass water (easily made with crushed and boiled lemongrass) and added the Lipton tea bad to the water. With a bit of some honey's sweetness, the tea came out so refreshing, and with the lemongrass flavour, it felt like such an exotic drink. A really unique perspective of tea, I must say. 

Here's a photo of Yours truly & RebeccaSaw busy making drinks like a pro.
Apparently, we are housewife material. LOL!


In fact, Tea is a very compatible and flexible drink, and it is amazing how well tea works with many great flavors. With just a few simple ingredients that can be found in most kitchens and of course LIPTON YELLOW LABEL teabags, we get to create our own refreshing, delicious and relaxing drinks.  

All the plain tea transformed and elevate in a whole different way. The previous thought of plain and classic tea can be wiped away, because Lipton tea bags now allows you to create various taste for you to enjoy. This was honestly so fun to be made and really quick to do as it took me only about 3 minutes to whip up this drink that's perfect for a hot day! The quality, taste, is compatible with a tea that served in high class restaurants and etc. 

                   

Here's a few tea twist recipes we tried that day. 

1. Honey LemonGrass Tea 

Ingredients : 1 Lipton Yellow Label Teabag, 4 Teaspoons Honey, 2 Medium sized Lemongrass, 100ml Hot Water, Ice cubes 

- Crush & Boil Lemongrass in water for 2 minutes 
- Steep teabag in lemongrass water for 5 minutes, squeeze & discard 
- Add in honey and stir well 
- To serve hot, add in equal portion of hot water. To serve cold, pour tea over a glass filled with ice 
The first recipe we all did together was the Honey Lemon Grass tea and it was super easy to make! We used lemongrass water (easily made with crushed and boiled lemongrass) and added the Lipton tea bag to the water. With a bit of some honey's sweetness, the tea came out so refreshing, and with the lemongrass flavour, it felt like such an exotic drink. A really unique perspective of tea, I must say. 
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2. Paradise Sunrise  

Ingredients : 1 Lipton Yellow Label Teabag, 5 Tablespoons Orange Juice, 3 Table spoons Lychee Juice, 3 Tablespoons Sugar, 75ml water, Ice cubes 

- Brew teabag with boiled water for 3-5 minutes 
- Add sugar and stir till dissolve 
- Add some ice to chill the tea mixture, then add in orange juice and lychee juice. Stir well. 
- Garnish with orange slices and lychee pieces. 

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3. Lovely Berries 

Ingredients : 1 Lipton Label Teabag, 2 Tablespoons Sugar, 6 medium sized Strawberries, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, 100 ml water, ice cubes. 

- Blend strawberries until smooth to make concentrate ( add water if needed) 
- Separately, steep teabag for 5 minutes in hot water, squeeze & discard. 
- Add sugar into tea & Stir until dissolved 
- Pour tea into glass filled with ice 
- Add in 3 tablespoon of strawberry concentrate followed by lemon juice & stir well. 
This was really nice and refreshing suitable for serving your guests at Christmas! 

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4. Mo-Tea-To 

Ingredients : 1 Lipton Yellow Label Teabag, 2 Tablespoons freshly squeeze lime juice, 4 Tablespoons Sugar, 8 medium size Mint Leaves, 100 ml Hot water, Ice cubes 

- Steep teabag & Mint leaves for 5 minutes in hot water, squeeze & discard 
- Add in sugar & stir until dissolved 
- Pour tea into glass filled with ice, followed by lime juice and stir well. 


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It's easy to make, just a few simple steps, great idea for any day, any time, any occasion.  
Not only is tea a tasty drink to enjoy, the health benefits are being increasingly recognized.
Yours truly & Careen Tan with our cup of own make tea! (^o^)/ 
What a coincidence, our outfits matches LIPTON. LOL! 

I really enjoyed the Lipton tea making session with the bloggers. It gave me a very refreshing perspective on making tea, instead of the usual plain flavours that we know. It made me realise the different functions of tea, even in cooking which is to add flavours. I am excited to try out the recipes at home and maybe even come up with new ones on my own! 

 i hope you all can experiment with your Lipton tea bags too :)

Last but not least, a group photo of the media with Chef Nik. 

Alright, that's all for today!

Dear all, Don't miss the opportunity of preparing this lovely refreshing drink at home during Christmas, definitely healthier than the ones you buy it. You can offer it to your friends when they come to visit you or when your family comes tired and hot from work. I am sure that they will love it and appreciate the fact that you had this sweet thought and prepared it with love just for them. (^_−)−☆

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