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A Cup of Tea

23 (Tue) Feb – 10 (Wed) Mar 2021
@ Harbour City, Times Square, ifc mall and New Town Plaza stores

A simply cup of tea can reflect an entire world. There are countless types of tea being consumed in different parts of the globe, with varying tastes, brewing techniques and traditions representing a diverse range of cultures and histories. city'super invites you to embark on the “A Cup of Tea” journey, where you can explore excellent teas around the world and find your perfect cuppa!

Afternoon Tea Favourite: Luxurious French Tea Brand Mariage Frères

As the saying goes: a cup of tea solves everything. Of all tea cultures, the western tea culture places a rather huge focus on the tea’s taste and aroma and promotes drinking tea as a lifestyle and a way to relax the body and mind. Want to get started? Renowned French tea label Mariage Frères is here to make your dream come true.

Being praised as the “haute couture of tea”, the luxurious tea brand Mariage Frères is inspired by the French culinary and wine traditions and sought to blend teas of quality and beauty. The brand’s passion for tea has been governed by an aesthetic sense of refinement and a quest for perfection.

Our recommendations:

Mariage Frères Marco Polo Black Tea Leaves
Mariage Frères Earl Grey d'Or Tea
Mariage Frères Art Deco 1930 Isotherm Stoneware Teapot - Black Enamel 3 cups

Mariage Frères Marco Polo Tea Gift Set with Tea Pot

Mariage Frères Grand Tea Gift Set

It's Tea Time: English Afternoon Tea Classic Pairing

“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.” This saying has illustrated the importance of tea in the English culture, where the concept of afternoon tea originated.

Afternoon tea parties started as an upper-class pastime at home with expensive tea ware and dainty morsels of sweet and savoury bites, but has since become a ritualistic way of socializing. The modern English afternoon tea has been much simplified, but the way tea is brewed, how tea ware is placed, and the pairing of the food items are still very particular, keeping this interesting tradition alive. Let’s brew a cup of black tea, lift a classic, buttery shortbread to your lips and simply enjoy this merry afternoon.

English Afternoon Tea Pairing

The East India Company Earl Grey Fine Black Leaf Tea
The Staunton Earl Grey is based on the authentic Chinese recipe with neroli oil and bergamot oil. The base of the Earl Grey is made from specially selected Ceylon and Indian teas. Distinctive, zesty and very fragrant.

Shortbread House of Edinburgh Handmade Shortbread with Rich Dark Chocolate
Irresistible shortbread biscuits with satisfyingly rich dark chocolate chunks, using only the highest quality ingredients to ensure a delicious flavour and light, crisp, velvety texture.

Shortbread House of Edinburgh Handmade Shortbread with Chocolate & Orange
The crispy, velvety texture and deliciously rich chocolate and tangy orange flavour of these handmade biscuits, made using only the highest quality ingredients, are too tempting to resist.

Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility: the Beauty of Japanese Tea Culture

In Japan, tea is more than just a hot drink, but loaded with cultural importance and meaning. Tea preparation embodies “wakeiseijaku” (harmony, respect, purity and tranquility), the four elements that perfectly showcase the beauty of Japanese tea culture and the process of achieving inner peace.

If you appreciate the art of Japanese tea, why not try teas from Kyoto’s beloved tea shop Ippodo, which has a history of over 300 years? The brand is all about carrying on this wonderful tradition and producing high-quality Japanese tea leaves to help people bring about the feelings of calm and comfort.

Another brand worthy of note is Tokyo’s Senchado. This high-quality sencha specialist store injects a touch of modernism to the traditional art of tea. Top-notch tea leaves are selected from all over Japan and then sold in minimalist packaging. With brewing tea using the simplest method in mind, the brand reimagined the traditional Japanese tea pot and created the Unbreakable Clear Tea Cup that brews enough tea for one person.

Recommended Products:

Ippodo Horai No Mukashi Matcha Powder

Recommended Products:

Ippodo Gokujo Hojicha
Ippodo Gokujo Genmaicha

Recommended Products:

Senchado 046 Organic Okuyutaka Kirishima Green Tea
Senchado 002 Koushun Green Tea
Senchado 017 Fujieda Kaori Green Tea
Senchado Unbreakable Clear Tea Cup with Strainer

Hipster’s Pick: Taiwanese Cultural and Creative Tea Products

In Taiwan, various tea brands have injected cultural and creative elements into traditional teas and have turned this age-old practice into something cool and hip.

With tea as the core, Baersu’s founder merges it with local culture and healthy, natural lifestyle to give a renewed appreciation for Taiwanese tea leaves.

Taiwanese brand 7 Tea House produces not only tea leaves, but also a lot of tea drinks soaked with and extracted from natural plants, exploring the depths of Taiwanese teas and its authentic taste.

Baersu Oolong Tea Bag (Osmanthus/Rose/Jasmine)
Nantou’s First Flush Oolong is paired with fresh flower petals using traditional methods to give the tea a full-bodied floral aroma. The fragrance of flowers will fill your mouth from the tip of your tongue to the back of your throat.

Baersu Drip Bag Tea (Dong Ding Oolong Tea/Alishan Jin Xuan Tea)
These drip bag teas are easy and convenient to use so you can enjoy a cup of traditionally brewed Taiwanese tea anytime, anywhere.

Snacks pairing:
SunnyHills Pineapple Cake/ Apple Cake/ Honey Crispy Rusk

7 Tea House Alishan Jin Xuan Oolong Tea Bag (Tin) / Hualien Mi Xiang Black Tea Bag (Tin)

Tea Brands for the Health-conscious

Drinking tea has always been known to have lots of health benefits. If you love the natural flavour and nutritional benefits of tea, check out our recommended tea brands below!

Recommendation #1: Florté

A luxury, health-focused tea brand that creates healthy tea leaf formulas using specially selected fruits, florals and herbs as raw ingredients. Perfect for those who are health-conscious.
Florté Mini Tea Gift Set / Tea and Honey Gift Set / Two Tea Gift Set

Recommendation #2: CheckCheckCin

The brand has created various teas targeting problem areas to help with bodily issues both inside and out.
CheckCheckCin Outer Beauty Tea (Itch/Dark Circles/Edema) / Inner Beauty Tea (Poor Sleep/Dampness)

Recommendation #3: Tisarôm

A Hong Kong organic herbal tea brand which has partnered with a small French farm to create tea leaves using raw ingredients from the organic farm in the south of France to ensure the best quality and taste, bringing exquisite flavours and natural health benefits.
Tisarôm Detox Peppermint, Thyme & Rosemary Mix Tea Bags

Brewing with Tea: New Drinks to Try

As our food and drink culture evolves, the line between tea and beer blurs as tea leaves can be used to brew beer, and beer hops can be used to make tea. If you are loving this interesting match, check out these four trendy drinks at city'super!

Moonzen South Cloud Lager Beer (Alc 4.5%)
A refreshing beer with flavours of Hong Kong. Added with local raw pu’er tea to give a mild tea aroma and slight bitterness.

Earl Grey Amber Ale (Alc 5.2%)
Classic English ale with flavourful roasted malts and aromatic hops. Well-balanced between bergamot and malt notes with a delicate bitterness from specially selected Earl Grey loose tea.

Heroes Beer Horizon-X Tangerine TGY IPA (Alc. 4.8%)
This American Pale Ale has a toasty, biscuit-like malt base; citrusy hops, orange-like characters from fresh tangerines, and hints of Tie Guan Yin tea aroma.

Hoptea Sparkling Black Tea - The Really Hoppy One
Brewed with organic black tea and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Citra hops. Intensely hoppy with just the right amount of bitterness.

Healthy Tea Trend: Kombucha

For the past few years, Kombucha has been very popular abroad, and now this trend has made its way to Hong Kong. Apart from being very tasty, it also contains plenty of probiotics that promote digestive health and great for detoxing. If you want to experience the magic of kombucha, city'super has a specially curated range of kombucha ready for you to discover.

Health Ade Organic Raw Kombucha - The Original
This raw, organic kombucha is made from four ingredients and brewed in super-small batches. It is smooth, bubbly and deliciously pure!

GT's Organic Raw Kombucha Drink - Original
Raw organic kombucha from the Himalayan Mother Scoby.

Kombucha Wonder Drink Organic Tropical Mango Prebiotic Kombucha
With sweet, tart, exotic flavours of mango. Organic, non-alcoholic (contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume), gluten-free and vegan.

Taboocha Woof-Long - Osmanthus Oolong Tea Kombucha
Aromatic and naturally sweet, this blend of dark oolong fermented with sweet osmanthus and orange peel boasts a depth of flavours. Pleases the palate and relaxes the mind.

Delicious Combo: Great Food + Great Tea

city'super is bringing an array of surprise offers to all tea lovers! From 23 February to 10 March 2021, purchase certain dishes at selected counters to redeem a selected tea or beer with a special price.

AMAZING FOOD HALL Offer:

Enjoy selected CheckCheckCin tea at the special price of HK$32 or selected Moonzen beer at HK$68.

Purchase any food from the menu to enjoy the special redemption price of HK$28 for a selected CheckCheckCin tea, or HK$60 for a selected Moonzen beer.

Fushion Deli Offer:

Purchase any bento/pasta/western set meals from Fusion Deli and add HK$20 for a cup of selected CheckCheckCin tea.

Little Mermaid Offer:

Purchase one Danish Bar or Chou Crunch of any flavour and a cup of selected CheckCheckCin tea to enjoy a discounted combo price of HK$38.

 

^Promotional products are available at selected stores only. While stocks last. The above product details are subject to change without prior notice. Photos are for reference only.

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