If you’re feeling thirsty this week, we’ve got you covered, with tea taking the centre-stage. From the tranquil Kung Fu teas to the zesty tea cocktails, all your cuppa cravings are sure to be satisfied. And those looking for food updates this week will find what they want at Summerlong.

1872 Clipper Tea Co. Re-Vamped Tea Bar

The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.’s newly upgraded tea bar is your new go-to place of respite amidst the ever-bustling ION Orchard. Grab a seat at the counter by the tea-beertaps, where you can enjoy a freshly poured glass of cold-brewed tea – we highly recommend their Classic English Breakfast ($4.20) or the fruitier Blissful Berries ($4.20). You can also enjoy their alcohol-free version of the classic Singapore Sling ($4.70), which mixes Classic English Breakfast with hibiscus syrup, coconut shavings, lychee pieces, and pineapple slices. Feeling peckish? Try their assortment of Tea Puffs ($3.20 for each, $12 for 4) and Chiffon Cakes ($6.80 each) – with flavours like earl grey, matcha, and yuzu.

1872 Clipper Tea Co. is located at 2 Orchard Turn #B4-07, Singapore 238801, p.+65 6509 8745. Open daily from 10am – 10pm.

Summerlong Launches New Dinner Menu

With the onset of heavy rain, we’re in need of major summertime vibes, and nothing says summer more than freshly grilled seafood at Summerlong. Their newly launched dinner menu features simple yet flavourful dishes such as their Market Ceviche (S$19++) – think fresh catch-of-the-day marinated in a lemon, lime, harissa vinaigrette, served with sesame lavosh crackers – and the Crab Cakes (S$28++), which are hand-formed and fried, served alongside a fresh helping of avocado and dill aioli. For mains, indulge in a perfectly grilled Whole Squid (S$28++), a smoky dish enhanced by Turkish spices, paprika, and chilli powder.

Summerlong is located at 60 Robertson Quay #01-04, Singapore 238252, p. +65 6235 1225. Open Mon-Fri 5.30pm – 12am and Sat-Sun 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 12am. 

 

Ardbeg 20 Something

Ardbeg has released the new Ardbeg Twenty Something, the third in the Islay distillery’s exclusive collection bottled in honour of the handful of visionaries who helped keep the distillery alive in the 1980s and 1990s. The 22-year old single malt whisky, aged in ex-bourbon casks, boasts a nose of tropical fruits and a long, lingering sweet smoke finish, as well as an evolving palate of fresh green apple with notes of peppermint tea and sweet vanilla toffee that flow into white pepper, clove, aniseed and eucalyptus oil.

Ardberg Twenty Something Collection is available to Ardbeg Committee members exclusively via the Ardbeg Embassy at The Whisky Distillery‘s four outlets located at ION Orchard, OUE Downtown Gallery, Marina Bay Sands, and Millenia Walk. 

 

Art of Kung Fu Tea with Ng Ah Sio

Savour the pairing of authentic Kung Fu Tea with Teochew-style Bak Kut Teh at NG AH SIO Bak Kut Teh from now till 31 May 201. Diners can choose from a selection of seven authentic Chinese teas, including the Xiao Ye Gan (小叶甘) blend specially-crafted to bring out the subtle sweetness of their Bak Kut Teh’s signature peppery broth, as well as other familiar favourites like Tie Guan  Yin, Shui Xian, Osmanthus Oolong, and Aged Pu Er. Guests can also enjoy a pot of complimentary Kung Fu tea with a minimum spent of $35 per bill from 7am to 11am at the Rangoon Road outlet and 9.30am-11am at the Chui Huay Lim Club outlet.

NG AH SIO Bak Kut Teh is located at 208 Rangoon Road, Hong Building, Singapore 218453, and 190 Keng Lee Road, #01-03, Singapore 308409. See here for opening hours. 

Ladies’ and Lads’ Night at Alley Bar

Time to let go of your inhibitions at Alley Bar‘s newly launched Ladies’ and Lads’ night. Every Wednesday, ladies can look forward to 1-for-1 House Wines all night – which include French Chardonnay ($13), Chilean Sauvignon Blanc ($15), and Henri Abele Brut Champagne at $15 per glass. Thursday nights are for the lads, with Heineken, Erdinger, and Guinness going at $10++ all night and bottles of Chita Whisky, Effen Vodka, and Roku Gin at $138++. Hungry? Grab a bite before your night of fun begins with Alley Bar’s 5pm to 9pm Dinner Deals. For only $28++, you’ll get the main course, dessert, and a pint of beer or a martini.

Alley Bar is located at 180 Orchard Road, Peranakan Place, Singapore 238846,p.+65 6738 8818. Open Sun-Thu 5pm – 2am, Fri-Sat and Eve of PH 5pm – 3am.

 

Top image: Tea Puffs by 1872 Clipper Tea Co. Tea Bar