This place has an interesting selection of teas though the most impressive selection I’ve seen so far in Singapore was at “The Rose Veranda” (closed for renovations till Sept 2008) @ Shangri-La Hotel. On my first visit to The Cookie Museum, I tried the Earl Grey Sencha (an Earl Grey & Green Tea mix) as I was feeling a little under the weather. It was a mildly flavoured tea which I enjoyed with some honey. Its best to let it infuse for a little longer than most teas as it was very light-tasting. I have a preference for more robust teas, so I felt that this tea was just a tad too mild for my taste. Nonetheless, its worth a try for Green Tea fans who want a Bergamot twist to their dose of antioxidants.
On my second visit, I wanted to try something different. I picked the English Toffee Candy Tea. This was definitely more up my alley as the tea was more robust and had a pleasant hint of butterscotch flavour. It went well with milk and was a “pick-me-up” on a sleepy afternoon. This is worth a try if you like the aroma and flavour of toffee/butterscotch!
Bailey’s Irish Cream Teacake @ S$19
On my first visit, I bought a tin of English Lavender Cookies (one of their classics) as I love Lavender in almost any form! I loved the calming aroma of lavender as I bit into the crumbly but not overly sweet cookie, which had a texture akin to that of local Sugee cookies…albeit a tad less dry and hard compared to the ones that we get these days.
On my second visit, I bought a tin of Vaniglia e Melone (this Italian name translates into Vanilla and Melon). It was a thinner but slightly more buttery cookie that was made with Cantaloupe, Chocolate Cereal and Vanilla beans. I love cantaloupe, chocolate and the irreplaceable flavour of real vanilla beans!
They were taking pre-orders for Mother’s Day Cookies, which was named Mums & Daisy. It was essentially a tin of Apple, Cranberry & Macadamia Nut Cookies. I love all 3 ingredients, especially cranberries and macadamia nuts. It looked irresistible so I ordered some.
8 Raffles Avenue,
#01-02/04 Esplanade Mall,
Tel: +65 6333-1965
@ 9.30pm (Sundays – Thursdays) & @ 10.30pm (Fridays & Saturdays)
PS: Dear Personal Trainer, this entry was written by my evil twin sister who can’t get her paws off calories!