Mid Autumn Festival is just around the corner. Some know it as the Lantern Festival for the lanterns that are lit during its celebration. Others refer to it as the Mooncake Festival for the round moon cake delicacies that are usually given to friends and relatives when visiting during the festival as an expression of best wishes and blessing of abundance. Regardless of what it is called, the festival is a goldmine for moon cake makers. So much so that Purple Cane, a brand popularly known for ‘Tea’, has introduced its own line of tea flavoured mooncakes.
- Purple Cane Mooncake: 12 Flavours -
Purple Cane offers mooncakes in twelve different varieties. They are divided into two groups of six. The first set comes with the standard cantonese style crust. These are filled with a unique blend of tea flavoured classic fillings such as green tea infused lotus paste, black tea with red bean paste, and oolong tea flavoured assorted nuts. The second set is the reverse of the first in that the crust is green tea flavoured while the stuffing is of the standard variety.
I tried the Puer tea flavoured lotus paste moon cake and it was excellent. The aroma and taste of the puer tea in the filling was very distinct and complemented the sweetness of the lotus paste. While I found the filling to be a tad on the sweet side, it was refreshing and the tea left a very pleasant aftertaste which stays with you even after the last slice of mooncake is gone. After this first success, we decided to take a bite of the Assorted Nuts in green tea crust. That decision I regretted tremendously as I really disliked this particular flavour. Although the smell of the filling wasn’t as heady as the ones you usually get on the market, it was still bad enough that it negated whatever enjoyment I had with the previous mooncake.
- Purple Cane Mooncake: Box Sets -
The mooncakes are relatively small in size, just enough for one person or to be shared. If you’re buying the standard six pack set, they come packaged in a nice box. However, you’re free to pick and choose the flavours that you want. Individual mooncakes are also available in a nice lantern shaped box for an additional RM0.50 each. A nice and unique gift when visiting friends and relatives during this festive season. Ingrediants are all natural and according to the salesgirl, is suitable for vegetarians.
- Purple Cane Mooncake: Mini Tea Flavoured Mooncakes -
On the down side, the mooncakes are quite expensive, costing almost double the standard price of mooncakes from mainstream brands such as Kam Lun Tai. However, the novelty makes it worth a try.
Purple Cane has a booth set up at Centre Court, Mid Valley. If you do decide to try one of these mini moon cakes, I suggest going for one of the standard crust with tea flavoured fillings.
- Purple Cane Mooncake: Pricing (Enlarge) -
- Purple Cane Mooncake: Special Lantern Packaging (Enlarge) -
|Crust||Filling Flavour||Price (RM)|
|Green Tea||Red Bean Paste||6.00|
|Green Tea||Lotus Paste||7.80|
|Green Tea||Pandan Paste||8.00|
|Green Tea||Chocolate Lotus Paste||8.00|
|Green Tea||White Lotus Paste||8.50|
|Green Tea||Assorted Nuts||8.80|
|Green Tea Crust Box Set||47.10|
|Standard||Black Tea Red Bean Paste||6.00|
|Standard||Green Tea Lotus Paste||7.80|
|Standard||Oolong Tea Lotus Paste||7.80|
|Standard||Black Tea Lotus Paste||7.80|
|Standard||Puer Tea Lotus Paste||7.80|
|Standard||Oolong Tea Assorted Nuts||8.80|
|Tea Flavoured Filling Box Set||46.00|
|Special individual mooncake lantern box packaging||+0.50|
Purple Cane Enterprise Sdn Bhd.
L1-01, 1st Floor, Shaw Parade,
Changkat Thambi Dollah,
Off Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.