After being in Kuala Lumpur or Klang Valley for so long, I finally realize yet another dream. The dream of setting foot inside the iconic, luxury boutique hotel, the Carcosa Seri Negara.
Words are not enough to describe the beauty and serenity of this hotel, which began it's history as the guest residence of the Governor’s mansion, host to heads and ministers of state.The Carcosa Seri Negara is also considered to be the most historic colonial hotel in Kuala Lumpur.
Carcosa Seri Negara is an exclusive heritage hotel set in a historic mansion, the Carcosa Seri Negara boast a spectacular hilltop setting offering boutique accommodation surrounded lush gardens and immaculate lawns in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Built in the late 1800s, it was the residence of the British High Commissioner for Malaysia till 1987. Its regal architecture, plush interiors, elegant high tea and five exclusive grand suites take you back to a bygone era of colonial luxury in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel includes two colonial mansions, one named Carcosa, the other Seri Negara.
The Carcosa mansion was built in 1896-1897 as the official residence of the first British High Commissioners in Malaya. It was designed by Arthur Charles Norman a senior government architect of the Public Works Department in Malaya, at a cost of about $25,000. With the eclectic fusion of Neo-Gothic and Tudor Revival styles, the residence has more than eight bedrooms including master bedroom and guest rooms; and eleven bathrooms.
Seri Negara or Beautiful Country in the Malay language, was originally known as the Governor's Residence when it was opened in 1913 as the official guest house of Governor of the Straits Settlement. It was later known as the King's House.
King's House was vacated by the British High Commissioner on August 31, 1957, and returned to the Malayan Government. It was then opened as the Istana Tetamu or Guest's Palace, hosting many a visiting dignitary, including Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip after which it was combined with Carcosa into a luxury hotel, the building was renamed Seri Negara in 1989
It is my guess that both Lipton and Carcosa Seri Negara have in common an English Colonial background that it is being chosen as the venue to introduce the new Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea
Sir Thomas Lipton founded Lipton in 1871 to deliver best quality tea for the ultimate experience.
Lipton Yellow Label pioneered this dream with the finest international blends from Ceylon and Kenya giving Lipton tea its signature aroma and taste. Since then, Lipton has delivered great innovations bringing vitality and natural goodness into people’s life. Lipton is renowned as the World’s NO.1 Tea Brand.
|A beautiful colonial type chandelier...|
The Malaysian culture is widely known for having multiple races living in peace and harmony, and are base on different ethnic groups in Malaysia. Even though there are numerous races, all fellow Malaysians share a common culture that is equally enjoyed by anyone of any age group – The “yum cha” culture, which literally means, “drink tea”.
|With gorgeous blogger pals, Aliza, Miriam and Carolyn.|
At any time of the day, Malaysians enjoy a cup of milk tea, otherwise locally known as teh tarik, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or supper. Some may say that a cup of teh tarik is best enjoyed with Nasi Lemak; while some may say that it goes well with scones and cakes.
Irregardless of the type of food, the milk tea is definitely a beverage enjoyed by most Malaysians.
|My cup of tea with an adorable Lipton tea bag cookie|
|With the lovely Miss Ella and Aliza|
|Girls in yellow.... heheh|
|Yellow theme clothings... in shade of yellow...|
The Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea now comes with an improved formula. The beverage is creamier and frothier than before.
The ingredients in the instant tea powder are derived from tea extract which has a balanced tea taste and produces a nice froth with a pleasant tea aroma. It is also certified Halal by MUI which is recognised by JAKIM. Additionally, its sweetness is well balanced with tea and real milk.
The Lipton 3-in-1 Teh Tarik is specifically created to suit the unique taste buds of Malaysians which is different from the rest of the world. Moreover, it has the versatility to be served hot, iced or chilled.
As for the Lipton 3-in-1 Classic Milk Tea, it contains more tea powder balanced with equal amounts of milk for a distinctive tea lattè.
Try it to appreciate it!!
Anyway, the event started with the 'Lord of the Manor' / Tuan Rumah for the day, Razif Hashim having a chit chat session with the Tea Expert
|Phoon Chi Ho entertaining the crowd with his jokes|
Then we were entertained by Phoon Chi Ho, a stand up comedian and actor who made many of us dissolve in giggles and laughter by his humour.
He then showed us how simple it was to make a cup of Teh Tarik with the new Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea.
Lipton also introduced additional flavours that cater to the palate of all Malaysians. These new flavours Hazelnut and Ginger will add variety to the Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea range.
For younger generation of milk tea lovers who are more adventurous when it comes to taste, the new Lipton 3-in-1 Hazelnut Milk Tea combines the fragrant taste of hazelnuts to provide a nutty and aromatic experience. As for the Lipton 3-in-1 Ginger Milk Tea, it uses real ginger powder in its formulation with the purpose of achieving the truly authentic Teh Halia taste and aroma besides providing the goodness and benefits of ginger.
With Lipton 3-in-1 Milk Tea, everyone can now easily make their own Teh Tarik in just a jiffy, and easily enjoy a good cup of rich, creamy milk tea. Tea lovers now have more choices to relax and lift their spirits in any way they desire, with the 3-in-1 convenient mix made from Lipton‘s quality tea leaves. Take a sip of Lipton and open the doors to a brighter way of life.
|Jojo Struys telling us her favourite variant of the 3-in-1 milk tea|
|Debbie Goh sharing her favourite flavour|
|The 'Lord of the Manor' / Tuan Rumah for the day quizzing his guests about their favourite tea|
Lipton® 3-in-1 Milk Tea is available in convenient packs of 12 sachets each priced at RM13.90 and available at all hypermarkets, supermarkets as well as retail outlets Nationwide.
For more information, log on to Lipton‘s Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/LiptonMalaysia.