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Betjeman & Barton, 1 Utama

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A spot of tea

I’m going to go right ahead and say it – tea has never been my kind of thing. Coffee is…which explains why I drink the latter so often and hardly ever tea. But tea can be quite a treat especially those that are fruit or floral infused.

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Tea makes a great gift

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Fancy teapots for sale

Betjeman & Barton carries more than a hundred green, black, white, oolong, puerh and rooibos teas – sourced from China, Japan, India and Ceylon, including the superior quality Japon Gyokyro. Depending on your personal preference, the staff will recommend a tea (full bodied, light, smoked or scented) to suit your mood and time.

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Interior

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Tea at Betjeman & Barton

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Sipping tea 🙂

I like the look and feel of the outlet – spacious and brightly lit to allow me to admire the teapots and colourful canisters on display. All are for sale, if you’re wondering. rif and I tried two types of tea that afternoon; The Vert Malesherbes and The Pouchkine, priced at RM24 per teapot and is good for 4 cups.

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The Vert Malesherbes

Between the two, I rather enjoyed The Vert Malesherbes, a Sencha green tea with both fruity and floral hints of rose petals, passionfruit, peach and strawberries. Very pleasant to drink.

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The Pouchkine

The Pouchkine is Betjeman & Barton’s oldest and most popular tea – a Russian tea with bergamot from Calabria, citrus fruits and fruit peels. This can be a tad strong at first sip, but it grows on you. It grew on me. The Pouchkine can also be enjoyed cold (RM15) but I found this a tad sweet for my liking.

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Thé Pouchkine (RM15)

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Macarons (RM4 per piece)

With the teas, we tucked into assorted macarons (RM24 for 6 pieces) prepared by Betjeman & Barton’s French pastry chef. They were pretty good – delicate yet moist at the centre, especially the black sesame and hazelnut. The only odd one out was the vanilla, which was dry and crumbled when I bit into it.

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Lemon cheese cake (RM12.90)

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Chocolate Mousse (RM14.90)

The chocolate mousse (RM14.90) and lemon cheesecake (RM12.90) were good stuff. I liked that the cheesecake was rich with a well-balanced tang from the lemon, while the chocolate mousse was decadent with a surprise crunchy centre.

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Surprise centre

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French style ice cream, served in mini waffle baskets (RM15)

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Pretty colours

French style ice cream comes in mini waffle baskets (RM15); a pretty sight. The waffle baskets are fully imported while the ice cream is prepared in the central kitchen. A bit messy to eat, but a nice alternative if you’re not a fan of cakes.

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Chocolate pralines (RM3.50 per piece, RM42 per box of 12)

Betjeman & Barton also serves assorted chocolate pralines (RM3.50 for one, or RM42 per box of 12) – in dark or milk variety. My favourites were hazelnut (a must try!), raspberry milk, dark praline, cappuccino and truffle.

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Pretty canisters

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Of different designs and colours

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Larger canisters are also available

If you’re planning to gift the tea to someone, opt for the pretty canisters on display, priced between RM49 & RM69. Betjeman & Barton is also offering Afternoon Tea for RM60 – it wasn’t available when we visited but that’s an option to consider if you’re planning to visit soon. 🙂

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Tea accessories are also available for sale

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My choice of canister (RM49)

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Ambiance: 7/10 Price: 6/10 Food: 6.5/10 (pork free) Verdict: I rather enjoyed the experience. If you’re a tea lover, this is a place to check out. Even if you’re not, it’s still a good place to have afternoon tea and people watch.

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Betjeman & Barton

Betjeman & Barton
Lot G220, Ground Floor,
1 Utama Shopping Mall (Old Wing)
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