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Last week I managed to catch the Lipton Tea Bar Roadshow while they were at Ampang Park, the oldest shopping mall in the country, and also one of our regular lunch spots since my office is just a stone’s throw away.

Lipton Mobile Roadshow at Ampang Park
Lipton Tea Bar Roadshow at Ampang Park

It was this bright yellow Lipton truck with a line of people queuing up for a taste of some exciting Lipton Tea Twist drinks that is slightly away from the ordinary. Since my colleague and I had just finished lunch, it was the perfect timing.

The truck is actually the very first Lipton Tea Bar on the move in Malaysia!

the guys are so happy serving free iced tea to everyone
the guys are so happy serving free Lipton Tea Twist drinks to everyone

The teas served on the mobile tea bar aren’t your ordinary tea, but created with recipes from celebrity Chef Nik Michael Imran with Lipton Tea Bag and add in other simple home ingredients like oranges or lime!  You can easily replicate this drink at home! Its really a new way to enjoy Lipton Tea Bags! .

We tried the Honey Lemongrass Tea, Paradise Sunrise, and Mo-Tea-Jo. They were very refreshing and rather delicious to be honest. Perfect for hot sunny afternoon.

Check out facebook.com/LiptonMalaysia to see where the Lipton Tea Bar will be at and get yourself into the free tasting line!

we tried three different recipes that day
we tried three different recipes that day

However, if you want to try this at home, here are a couple recipes from Chef Nik you can try at home:

Paradise Sunrise (with lychee, my favorite)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lipton Yellow Label teabag
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoon lychee juice
  • 3 teaspoon sugar
  • 75ml hot water
  • ice cubes

Instructions:

  • 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

my colleague Shabana & I were grateful for the thirst quenchers
my colleague Shabana & I were grateful for the thirst quenchers

Honey Lemongrass Tea

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lipton Yellow Label teabag
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 2 medium sized lemongrass
  • 100ml hot water
  • ice cubes

Instructions:

  • crush & boil lemongrass in water for 3 minutes
  • steep teabag in lemongrass water for 5 minutes, squeeze & discard
  • add in honey & stir well
  • to serve hot, add an equal portion of hot water. To serve cold, pour tea over a glass filled with ice

Ahhhh.. life in this valley can be pretty hectic. For example, a typical week can be something like this:

  • Monday: LRT, work, breakfast, work, lunch, work, LRT, badminton, dinner till late
  • Tuesday: LRT, work, drink milo, work, meet some friends for lunch, work, LRT, attend some funny event and got stuck in jam for 2 hours, supper
  • Wednesday: LRT, work, drink latte, lunch with ex-colleagues, go to site office, LRT, play ping pong, supper/dinner

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  • Thursday: LRT, work, breakfast, work, tapao food from Isetan, work, drink coffee, LRT, early dinner, futsal 10-11pm, zzzz
  • Friday: LRT, pretend to work, long lunch, work a bit, drink milo, LRT, dinner, yumcha with suan and gang, sleep at 1am
  • Saturday: wake up late, trim grass, laundry, brunch, tv, dinner, party/event/lepak, watch football, sleep at 3am
  • Sunday: wake up even later, bak kut teh for brunch, lazying around, write, email, nap, read, dinner, tv, and trying to sleep earlier

Lipton

Eat, work, play, eat, work, play, it can be pretty hectic, with too much caffeine and isotonic drinks, not to mention the occasional drops of alcohol in between. Not particularly relaxing for the body and soul I’d say.

And then I was introduced to Lipton Hirameki.

Hirameki basically means “Get Inspired”. How does tea relate to getting inspired? Well, black tea leaves contains theanine, an amino acid that has been shown to have the effect of reducing stress and promote the feeling of relaxation. When you’re able to relax, the brain will be able to get properly rested, and generate more creative juice thereafter.

Lipton

I think I should learn to sit back, have a cup of tea (and I like mine black, without sugar), and relax a bit. Bliss!

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