Marco Polo Hotels has just unveiled its
signature iced tea that will give its hotel guests another way to stay cool
during the sweltering hot summer days. Coinciding
with National Iced Tea day which falls annually on June 10th, every Marco Polo
and Niccolo hotel will have this unique refreshment available.
The modern take on a
traditional recipe was first created at the annual Chief Business Managers
Conference earlier this year at Marco Polo Changzhou, where each General Manager
from every Marco Polo and Niccolo hotel assembled to discuss new and innovative
ways to drive more business to their respective property. This year, the hotels competed in an iced
tea-making competition to determine who could make the most unique and
refreshing iced tea concoction. Marco
Polo Xiamen introduced the Earl Grape Iced Tea, citing the integration of East
with the West as one of the influences behind the drink’s creation, and
eventually secured the coveted award.
The amount of care
and detail that goes into creating each Earl Grape Iced Tea drink can only be
surpassed by its taste. Two types of ice
cubes are included in the drink: elderflower syrup is mixed with pure water to
create one type of the ice cubes, while pure water that has been steeped with
loose earl grey tea leaves form the second type. Meanwhile, freshly steeped earl grey tea is
left to sit overnight in a refrigerator to allow for the many flavours to
combine and fuse. Seedless green grapes are then rinsed and placed
slightly squashed at the base of the glass.
After adding the infused elderflower and earl grey ice cubes, the
concentrated earl grey tea is poured over the grapes and ice cubes to complete
the thirst-quenching drink hailed by many as the perfect summer refreshment.
Every Earl Grape Iced
Tea comes with a freshly baked lokum or Turkish delight. The sugar-based confection is the perfect
accompaniment to the Earl Grape Iced Tea, as it helps to accentuate the various
flavours resulting from the beverage.
The Earl Grape Iced
Tea will be available at any Marco Polo or Niccolo Hotel beginning in
June. Guests may experience the
refreshing beverage in all hotel dining experiences and through in-room
dining. For more information, please
visit our website at marcopolohotels.com.
Thank you Marco Polo Davao!
Photos taken by my Fujifilm X-A2