Have trouble deciding which mooncakes to gift your friends and family this Mid-Autumn Festival? You could, of course, make your decision based on luxurious packaging or even adorably whimsical designs, or you could take the safe route and gift something else entirely — like tea.
Tea is often the understated accompaniment to the ritual of enjoying mooncakes, but a valued one nonetheless. Quietly fragrant, the right tea will balance out the sticky-sweet flavour and texture of mooncakes, letting you savour each bite with relish.
Tea’s also a very practical gift to give during this time of social distancing, since it’s light enough to send by mail without incurring high delivery fees, can be stored by the gift recipient for a far longer time than mooncakes, and they’re not as delicate so they can afford to be jostled a bit during delivery compared to mooncakes (where presentation is everything).
It’s also a universal favourite — who doesn’t enjoy a fragrant steaming cup of tea? To help you decide, we’ve rounded up our picks for tea gifting this season.