French tea label Betjeman & Barton opens in Kuala Lumpur

A selection of tea at Betjeman & Barton in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
A selection of tea at Betjeman & Barton in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.PHOTOS: THE STAR

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Betjeman & Barton’s story began in 1919, when tea experts Arthur Betjeman and Percy Barton, driven by their desire to introduce their concept of the English art of tea to the Parisians, decided to open the first shop in the French capital entirely dedicated to tea.

Inevitably influenced by French taste, the duo proposed a perfectly balanced blend of cultures and created a unique meeting place which combined Parisian chic and British fantasy.

At Betjeman & Barton, each tea undergoes a rigorous selection process based exclusively on its ability to meet the expectations of the brand and the demands of its discerning customers.

Its tea menu consists of blends of flavoured teas or traditional teas, including the full-bodied, light, smoky and flavoured. All are specially processed, sealed and air-flown from France to the tea room.

Bestsellers include Pouchkine (bergamot and citrus), Eden Rose (rose), Malesherbes (passion fruit, peach, rose and strawberry), Des Amours (passionfruit, mango, pineapple, orange and jasmine), Earl Grey (bergamot) and Rooibush Jardin Rouge (rose, strawberry, vanilla and grapefruit).

Loose teas are sold in colourful canisters made in France, with unique seasonal canisters for Easter, Christmas and other festive celebrations – each canister is specially made as well as airtight to ensure the teas sold maintain their aroma and flavour.

A welcoming sight of teas arranged beautifully greet you as you enter the salon.

The great news is that Betjeman & Barton has now recently opened in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. After a lovely session of shopping, rest your tired feet and body by paying a visit to this lovely tea salon. Or just head there to spend some quality time with your close friends.

The variety offered here will satisfy any teatime craving and it even serves yummy tea-flavoured ice cream, which is a must-try. The chocolates are also tempting, and the cakes and muffins irresistible.

Pretty teacups to enjoy your tea in.

If you love tea, then this is the place to head for as soon as possible.