Kopi Teh

Few weeks ago, I was at this supermarket and almost every brands of coffee were giving out free drink.  It is rather amusing to see a bunch of housewives crowding around some brand of coffee with Kacip Fatimah.  (kacip fatimah is believed to promote sexual health for women)This brand of  coffee was regularly seen on TV and the smart promoter also harped on the goodness of coffee with Tongkat Ali (or what you can term as viagra of the root).  She wanted to offer me a cup but I refused because I felt like it is blasting to the world ‘Hey, I need a sexual pick-me-up by drinking coffee with Kacip Fatimah’.

So,  I intentionally, grabbed a packet of Aik Cheong Kopi Teh.  It really was an act of desperation!  Because I was stucked in the middle of the aisle  selling coffee with a trolley in a sea of housewives complimenting the Kacip Fatimah coffee.

A promoter that appeared out of nowhere asked me if I wanted to sample it.  Of course!  And I was greatly surprised that Kopi Teh tasted really nice.  There is a dominant taste of the ceylon tea more than coffee.  Yet, it has this unique taste not found in neither coffee nor tea.  I had been hooked since then.

The packing is rather modern and do take a look at the words on the packaging.  It certainly is much more dignified than buying a packet of kacip fatimah coffee!

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

8 thoughts on “Kopi Teh

    wuching

    (April 17, 2006 - 1:01 pm)

    so that’s what koteh is!

    Tinkerbell

    (April 17, 2006 - 6:27 pm)

    Hi Lilian, I find it quite funny that you are also enjoying the same things that I like. Aik Cheong’s kopi teh piqued my interest about 2 years ago when its began appearing in the grocery shops here in Adelaide. It looked very authentically Malaysian kopitiam-ish to me, and on trying it out, I was excited to discover that it indeed tastes very much like what I remember of kopitiam teh.

    Another one I enjoy very much is Old Town kopi putih tarik, also by Aik Cheong. The taste is very Malaysian in flavour, aromatic, strong, rich and creamy. Very nice.

    They are at least twice as expensive here, but if anyone is thinking of bringing them into Australia, don’t try it. They get confiscated at Australian Customs. Yes, it is crazy. You can buy it at the Asian grocer but you cannot bring it in yourself.

    soleilina

    (April 17, 2006 - 7:06 pm)

    LOL *koteh* ahahaha…

    foodcrazee

    (April 17, 2006 - 7:20 pm)

    hmmm…sounds like cham to me. Anyway, do try the Old Town Tea – it does taste like Char Chan Theng type of what they called See Mart Char – Silky Tea

    f1re80

    (April 18, 2006 - 12:05 pm)

    HorLICKs + MI(my)lo + KOpi + TEh = L***M*K*T* hahaha! sorry cannot resist!

    liling

    (April 18, 2006 - 12:45 pm)

    It has been on the supermarket shelves in singapore for quite awhile. I like it. Esp on days when I cannot decide to have coffee or tea. It’s yingyang then!!

    rayhana

    (April 18, 2006 - 2:02 pm)

    It has been on sale for a few years now, if I am not mistaken! I remember buying it in Malacca from the Aik Cheong shop itself.. and that was many years ago..

    My father likes the taste of this particular brand very much.

    I have an aunt from Australia who would buy packets of the Aik Cheong Kopi ‘O’ every time she comes back.

    There’s this other ‘teh tarik’ by Goldroast. My Hong Kong aunt loves that.

    There’s this other brand of coffee… I think it’s from Teluk Intan but I can’t seem to place my finger on the name… that’s quite good too! White coffee. And a few different variations in flavour, also in packaging. Nam Heong..? hmm.. maybe not..

    CraSH

    (April 19, 2006 - 11:37 am)

    i have 3 big bags of these aik cheong coffee in my pantry… they were on sale since 2yrs ago. you can find them here in the states.

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