The #1 tea brand by Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) brought together some of Philippines’ best mixologists to Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen last May 23, 2019 to bring the Lipton TeaMagination campaign to life:
1. Faye Fernando – Diageo World Class 2017 Finalist, Speed Rack 2017 Representative, Mixologist for Cove Manila
2. Jay Natividad – Giffard West Cup 2019 Champion, Diageo World Class 2016 South East Asia Finalist, Mixologist for NoKal Restaurant and Bar
3. Glenn Talavera – Johnnie Walker World Class Competition Finalist, Drinks Be With You co-founder
4. Kalel Demetrio (@liquidomaestro) – Co-owner of Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen
*Check out another event where we saw Kalel this month!
I like how all these brilliant mixologists integrate Filipino ingredients into their tea cocktails. The familiar yet exotic flavors are simply mind-blowing!
During the Lipton TeaMagination this 2019, we had a chance to discover ways to make our favorite tea more interesting! We got a chance to mix our own mocktails out of Lipton’s Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Green Tea with Jasmin. One of my more interesting concoctions involved Pandan, Osmanthus and Pistacchio extracts. They were refreshing when shaken with ice!
We launched the event with a tribal ritual of a guy in a sun mask “pulling” cocktails just as “1-meter teh” in Malaysia/Singapore are poured and re-poured from a height of one meter.
To pair the tea mocktails and cocktails, Agimat Foraging Bar and Kitchen served some modern Filipino dishes like the Pata and Lengua.