Showing posts with label tea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tea. Show all posts

Friday, July 15, 2022


Mooncakes in various colours and flavours take the limelight for the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival celebration at Dorsett Grand Subang this year.

Handcrafted by Dim Sum Master Chef Chan Chee Loong, ‘The Colours of Mid-Autumn’ collection showcases a myriad of snowskin mooncakes with enticing fillings.
Berri-Licious Snowskin Mooncake

New creations to debut this year include Berri-Licious and Ying & Yang Snowskin Mooncake both priced at RM45 per mooncake. The first a pure white snowskin mooncake streaked with blue – flaunts the goodness of blueberries in its filling.

The latter, a marbled creation with striations of cream, ivory, espresso and chestnut, comes with a dual filling of milk tea and coffee paste. Unusual and most palate-pleasing.

Available at RM33 each, the Red Sapphire Snowskin Mooncake is naturally infused with red dragon fruit extract and boasts a pure red bean paste filling. The sweetness level is just nice and pleasant enough to induce repeat helpings.

Pandan fans can look forward to savouring Royal Jade (RM43 each) – a snowskin mooncake infused with pandan extract while its filling comprises fragrant pandan-infused lotus paste.

Instantly recognizable for its mesmerizing blue pea flower hue, the Dorsett Blue Signature (RM43 each) snowskin mooncake returns to join the customary celebration with its white lotus paste with single yolk filling.

Another perennial crowd-pleaser requiring 2 days’ advance order is the Signature Premium Musang King Durian (RM60 each) snowskin mooncake since it’s made using 100% MK durian pulp.

Baked variants are also available: White Lotus Paste with Double Yolks (RM48 each) requires a 3 days' advance order; Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (RM43 each); White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (RM42 each); Pure White Lotus Paste (RM36 each); Pure Red Bean Paste (RM33 each) and Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk (RM43 each).

Dorsett Grand Subang’s mooncakes are HALAL certified, and made without any added preservatives. They come in a gift box of 4 pieces each.

This year’s multi-functional recycled box comes in vibrant orange, adorned with pretty motifs by iKarrtini (Malaysia’s renowned batik designer) in UV finishing. Customers who purchase a minimum of 2 boxes and above (4 pieces of mooncakes per box), can also opt for a matching D’Tote bag by iKarrtini at an additional RM18 nett.

Another gifting option includes The Autumn Gift Set (RM168) features a choice of any two mooncake variants, one Dorsett Tea in a lovely recyclable tea container plus one exclusive D'Tote bag.
Early Bird Discount
Enjoy 20% for mooncake purchases made by 31st July 2022.
Dorsett Grand Subang x Atome
With Atome, customers who spend a minimum of RM260 will receive the exclusive D'Tote bag which is valued at RM59.90 for FREE. To enjoy this promotion, customers will need to place their mooncake orders directly with the hotel and opt for Atome's 3 easy payments with 0% interest. The D'Tote bag can be name-customised as well with 5 working days' notice - the service is chargeable at RM10 per customisation. Names are embroidered and limited up to 10 characters.

Dorsett Grand Subang x Thaitee Sdn Bhd

Since mooncakes are best accompanied by Chinese tea, Dorsett Grand Subang in collaboration with Thaitee Sdn Bhd, are offering a fine selection of Chinese tea at the Hotel's Lobby Shop from now till 10th September 2022.

Besides Dorsett Grand Subang's specially selected osmanthus tea in a nicely designed, individual tin canister, do check out the fine tea selection, attractive range of tea sets, and tea-related paraphernalia available.  

For further information or to place your orders, call 03 5031 6060 extn 1912, email: 

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


The popular adage ‘Health is wealth’ becomes increasingly significant with the advent of each Chinese New Year (CNY). 

When I received the two CNY Gift Boxes from Selangor Dredging Berhad (SDB) to welcome the Year of the Tiger, I found the thoughtfully packed contents: packets of Chinese herbs and soup ingredients, and herbal tea bags for the improvement of general wellness, a welcome change from the usual stash of sweet confectionery and festive treats.

This unique CNY Gift Box is derived from SDB’s One-Two-Boost programme created back in 2020 – a collaboration between SDB and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physicians, to develop a variety of prescribed herbal drinks and soups for healthier lifestyles.

In sync with the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) mission in creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities, CSR participants who comprise young adults – are coached and supervised throughout the packing process of the SDB CNY gift boxes.

Hence when you buy or receive an SDB CNY gift box, every single gift box is a testament of the careful handling, packing skills and coordination put in by this group of special CSR participants. This notable CSR initiative revolves around offering support to those young adults with disabilities while creating opportunities for them to acquire skills, to lead an independent life.

Each Chinese New Year Gift Box (RM98 per box) features:

·       1 packet Digestion Soup

·       7 Throat Soothing Tea Bags

·       2 packs Goji Berries

·       2 packs Longan

·       2 packs Red Dates

·       2 packs Chrysanthemum

·       6 pieces Tiger Ang Pow packets

Also available are Chinese New Year Herbal Gifts priced at RM30 each; consisting of ingredients to make Emperor Herbal Chicken and Taxillus Sweet Soup, together with Red Dates and Luo Han Guo. Each set includes 6 pieces of Tiger Ang Pow packets.

Other series of herbal soups and tea bags include:

  •       Immune Booster soup series and drink packs for boosting immune system by strengthening the digestion system
  •        Nourishing ‘bazhen soup’ series to enhance immunity, increase metabolic rate and improve blood circulation.
  •       The Green series with a range of fat loss tea, beauty tea bag, heat relief easy tea bag and heat relief family pack to maintain good liver functionality and detoxification purpose.
  •       The Red series to maintain a healthy heart with a selection of calming soup and calming tea bags.
  •       The Yellow series comprising ingredients for digestion soup, energy booster soup, and spleen purification soup, together with energy booster tea bags
  •        The White series for healthier lung functions with a selection of ingredients for lung nourishing soup and throat soothing teabags.
  •       The Black series comprising revitalizing tea bag and ingredients for Taxillus sweet soup, to strengthen the kidney and liver.

To buy the SDB Chinese New Year Gift Boxes, hand-made soap and anti-epidemic brick soaps, call hp: 018-2201865 or email: or visit the One Two Boost Store:


Friday, May 29, 2020


Tea time at the new Palm Court of Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&O) Penang harks back to the halcyon days when well-heeled ladies, lovey-dovey couples and even an immaculately garbed gentleman or two gather for a cuppa and light refreshments prior to dinner.
Named after the legendary Palm Court Bar that used to operate below the echo dome in the lobby during the Sarkies Brothers’ era, the new Palm Court retains its charming old world ambience: overstuffed sofa lounges, wingback chairs, ottomans and coffee tables intersperse with starched white tableclothed tables make it a welcoming haven to escape the tropical weather.
In the old days, bachelors, planters, traders and sailors converge at the Palm Court for their glass of stengah (equal measures of whisky and soda water, served over ice), today it's business and leisure travellers, close girlfriends and small families who are drawn to the resto's a la carte assortment of Indian and Malay inspired dishes, Chinese noodles and casual international favourites for lunch or dinner.
The Afternoon Tea (RM88 nett per person) is a favourite mainstay here, featuring triple-tier stands of finger sandwiches and dainty pastries. For a touch of luxe, the Champagne English Afternoon Tea is RM168 nett per person inclusive of 1 glass of champagne. 
Out of the 13 varieties of tea, we selected Orange Passionfruit, Japanese Sencha and Organic Earl Grey to accompany our selection of savoury and sweet temptations.
From the appealing assortment of sandwiches presented, it was obvious much thought has gone into the whole repertoire. Upping the ante on the plain ol’ cucumber sandwich, the Palm Court team proffered Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese Pullman Sandwich, Smoked Salmon Tartare Wholemeal Finger Sandwich, Marinated Tuna Flake Sandwich, Crab Meat Slaw Sandwich, Corn Fed Chicken Ragout Gougères (cheese choux pastry), Truffle Scented Egg on Poppy Seed Butter Bun, and Organic Spinach Quiche to set the ball rolling.
Being waited on hand and foot, luxuriating in the hallowed setting made the experience thoroughly enjoyable. After the on-point savoury appetite pleasers, we made short work of the Raisin and Plain Scones with clotted cream, house-made strawberry jam and for a touch of the tropics, pineapple jam.
By the time we were ready to hit on the Red Velvet, Opera Cake and Fruit Cake, we had struggled a little. There were still Fruit Tartlets and Millefeuille to contend with but alas, it was a lost cause as having downed copious cups of our tea, we were hard pressed to make short work of everything. Overall, it was an exceptional afternoon to remember.
Note: Review conducted prior to Malaysia's Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO). The English Afternoon Tea is now available every Saturday & Sunday from 3pm to 5pm at Palm Court, E & O Hotel Penang.  Limited seats available; to reserve click:

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