Savour the company of your loved ones with the perfect mooncake and tea pairing

Cadence Loh
·Lifestyle Editor
·6-min read

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What are your first memories of the Mid-Autumn Festival? Did you try to spot a rabbit on the full moon? Were you trying hard to keep your flickering candle lit as you gingerly walk with paper lanterns? Were you gifted plastic lanterns with cheesy music on repeat? Have you tried unsuccessfully to unravel puzzling lantern quizzes? Did you relish the super sweet mooncakes? Is the imagery of Chang’e floating into the sky etched on your mind?

Commonly referred to as Mooncake Festival, which falls on the fifteenth of the eighth lunar month, it is said that the moon is the roundest and brightest on this day. The full moon and round mooncakes are symbolisms of reunions. Sipping tea, eating mooncakes, and bringing the children out for walks with lanterns under the full moon shall always remain fond memories for anyone growing up in the 80s and 90s.

No matter your recollections of this day, this year’s Mid-Autumn will be different from previous years. For one, moon appreciation parties are limited to 5 guests. Which means, if you are used to spending the evening with your extended family, you may need to make use of technology to hold virtual gatherings instead. Not to mention the other bummer of how we will most likely be attending related events and live performances virtually instead.

However, one thing that is sure to stay during this pandemic is our practice of buying delectable mooncakes for the elderly as a mark of care and respect. Happening on 1 October, how would you be spending the evening?

Do not shortchange our Gen Zs of such beautiful memories. Why not recreate these warm moments with them? If there’s anything we have learnt from the on-going pandemic: Do not wait to show your loved ones you care, for we never know what tomorrow brings. So, set a date for a mini get-together with the young and the old in your family, and make memories with your closest and dearest.

Here are some mooncake deals and tea pairing suggestions to make your reunions sweeter!

*Click on links for more flavour options and check back weekly for updated merchant deals until the end of Mid-Autumn

One-of-a-kind taste sensations

Are you adventurous when it comes to food? Time to dig into these creations and satisfy your palate!

[Early bird] Premium Snowskin Mooncakes from Golden Moments The Durian Artisan in Singapore

Try: Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake, Docello Hazelnut Chocolate Mao Shan Wang Snowskin mooncake, Premium Lychee Martini Snowskin Mooncake

Premium Snowskin Mooncakes from Golden Moments The Durian Artisan in Singapore. PHOTO: Golden Moments
Premium Snowskin Mooncakes from Golden Moments The Durian Artisan in Singapore. PHOTO: Golden Moments

Locally Inspired Mooncakes from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

Try: Kueh Salat Snow Skin Mooncakes, Baked Nyonya Mixed Nuts

Locally Inspired Mooncakes from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. PHOTO: Klook
Locally Inspired Mooncakes from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. PHOTO: Klook

[Limited Time Promo] Mdm Ling Mooncakes + Gryphon Cold Brew Giveaway

Try: Signature Teochew Hae Bee Hiam White Lotus Mooncakes, Teochew Yam Mooncakes, Signature Premium Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake

Mdm Ling Mooncakes. PHOTO: Mdm Ling
Mdm Ling Mooncakes. PHOTO: Mdm Ling

Hong Kong MeiXin Mooncakes

Try: Mini heroes- Avengers mooncakes, Lava cheese mooncake, Egg custard mooncake, Mixed nuts mooncake, Low sugar mooncake with pine nut

Hong Kong MeiXin Mooncakes. PHOTO: Hong Kong MeiXin
Hong Kong MeiXin Mooncakes. PHOTO: Hong Kong MeiXin

A slice of tradition

As they say, “Old is gold”. If you love classics, these traditional bakes will wow you and your family’s discerning palate.

Traditionally Baked and Snowskin Mooncakes from Hotel Fairmont Singapore

Try: Traditional baked mooncakes, Rum & Raisin Chocolate Truffle, Pu Er with Chia Seed

Traditionally Baked and Snowskin Mooncakes from Hotel Fairmont Singapore. PHOTO: Klook
Traditionally Baked and Snowskin Mooncakes from Hotel Fairmont Singapore. PHOTO: Klook

Snowskin - the all-time favourite

If snowskin has singlehandedly resuscitated your love for mooncakes, especially with its endless renditions, this one’s for you, Team Snowskin!

tcc - The Connoisseur Concerto in Singapore

tcc - The Connoisseur Concerto in Singapore. PHOTO: Klook
tcc - The Connoisseur Concerto in Singapore. PHOTO: Klook

Try: D’Luxe Collection Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncakes, D’VINE Collection: Assorted Mini Snowskin Mooncakes

[Early Bird] Mooncake with Complimentary Tea by InterContinental Singapore

Fast selling!

Try: Low-Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts

Mooncake with Complimentary Tea by InterContinental Singapore. PHOTO: Hotel InterContinental Singapore
Mooncake with Complimentary Tea by InterContinental Singapore. PHOTO: Hotel InterContinental Singapore

Mooncake pairings

Mooncakes are never complete without beverages. How would you know you are picking the right teas to go with the wide range of mooncakes available? Be sure to pick teas that complement, rather than overwhelm your tastebuds. Too mind-boggling? A rule of thumb when picking out your teas: Black teas like oolong and pu’er are strong and will pair well with buttery pastries, heavy fillings and intense flavours. Green, white and flower teas possess lighter flavours, so simply pick out similar taste profiles to fully enjoy your bonding sessions.

Here are some tea suggestions – from kombucha, green tea, floral tea to Chinese tea ­– we think may go well with your mooncakes.

Yogi Tea, Organic, Green Tea Kombucha, 16 Tea Bags, 32g, S$5.96

Yogi Tea, Organic, Green Tea Kombucha, 16 Tea Bags, 32g, S$5.96. PHOTO: iHerb
Yogi Tea, Organic, Green Tea Kombucha, 16 Tea Bags, 32g, S$5.96. PHOTO: iHerb

Cultures for Health, Kombucha, 1 Packet, 2.4 g, S$20.72

Did you know you can also make your kombucha? Get started with this Kombucha starter culture.

Cultures for Health, Kombucha, 1 Packet, 2.4 g, S$20.72. PHOTO: iHerb
Cultures for Health, Kombucha, 1 Packet, 2.4 g, S$20.72. PHOTO: iHerb

The Tao of Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Dragon, 100g, S$13.68

The Tao of Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Dragon, 100g, S$13.68. PHOTO: iHerb
The Tao of Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Dragon, 100g, S$13.68. PHOTO: iHerb

Numi Tea, Organic Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Aged Pu-erh Tea Brick, 63g, S$14

Numi Tea, Organic Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Aged Pu-erh Tea Brick, 63g, S$14. PHOTO: iHerb
Numi Tea, Organic Tea, Pu-erh Tea, Aged Pu-erh Tea Brick, 63g, S$14. PHOTO: iHerb

Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, Chinese Flower, 20 Tea Sachets, 40g, S$11.80

Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, Chinese Flower, 20 Tea Sachets, 40g, S$11.80. PHOTO: iHerb
Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, Chinese Flower, 20 Tea Sachets, 40g, S$11.80. PHOTO: iHerb

Rishi Tea, Organic Botanical Blend, Blueberry Hibiscus, Caffeine-Free, 15 Sachets, 48g, S$10.35

Rishi Tea, Organic Botanical Blend, Blueberry Hibiscus, Caffeine-Free, 15 Sachets, 48g, S$10.35. PHOTO: iHerb
Rishi Tea, Organic Botanical Blend, Blueberry Hibiscus, Caffeine-Free, 15 Sachets, 48g, S$10.35. PHOTO: iHerb

Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, Peppermint Herbal, Caffeine Free, 20 Tea Sachets, 40g, S$11.80

Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, Peppermint Herbal, Caffeine Free, 20 Tea Sachets, 40g, S$11.80. PHOTO: iHerb
Harney & Sons, HT Tea Blend, Peppermint Herbal, Caffeine Free, 20 Tea Sachets, 40g, S$11.80. PHOTO: iHerb

Mooncake gift hampers

Celebrating a special occasion? Wish to be in the good books of your future parents-in-law or simply want to bring smiles to your parents faces? Look no further. Combine your mooncake selections with birds’ nest, fresh flowers, chocolates or wines. These mooncake gift hampers from Flower Advisor are designed to impress.

Moonlight Harvest, S$163 (was S$196)

Moonlight Harvest, S$163 (was S$196). PHOTO: Floweradvisor
Moonlight Harvest, S$163 (was S$196). PHOTO: Floweradvisor

Chocolate Party, S$314 (was S$392)

Chocolate Party, S$314 (was S$392). PHOTO: Floweradvisor
Chocolate Party, S$314 (was S$392). PHOTO: Floweradvisor

Moonlight Reunion, S$197

Moonlight Reunion, S$197. PHOTO: Floweradvisor
Moonlight Reunion, S$197. PHOTO: Floweradvisor

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