1872 Clipper Tea Recipe: Tea-infused Snow Skin Mooncake

Tea-infused Snow Skin Mooncake Recipe by 1872 Clipper Tea and The Baking Loft

1872 Clipper Tea MooncakeI received a sweet invitation from 1872 Clipper Tea Co. shortly after attending their “Romance of Travel” prelaunch at The Island Suite @ Marina Keppel Bay. This time, it’s a hands-on workshop to make my very own mooncakes! The Baking Loft with 1872 Clipper TeaThe workshop is held at the Baking Loft located at Soho 2 @ Central and it is a cozy little space which can hold 8-15 people. When I reached the area, the little room is already filled with ingredients and equipment as well as a nice tea fragrance. The baking teacher is Chef Paula from Paula Cooking Fingers.
The baking loft

Equipments Needed

1872 Clipper Tea Mooncake EquipmentsHere’s what you will need: Big Mixing Bowl, Big sieve, weighing machine, small mooncake mould, a cup for tea, chopsticks, spoon, baking paper, clear plastic bags and gloves.


1872 Clipper Tea Mooncake Ingredients– 1.5 tablespoon of Clipper Earl Grey Dried Tea Leaves
– 30g tea water 100g Kou fien (糕粉 | Processed Glutinous Rice Flour)
– 50g Caster sugar 30g Salted butter, soften
– 90g Cold carbonated soda (F&N) 200g
– Lotus paste 20g
– Dried apricot, chopped

Let’s Start! Steps to Prepare the Snow Skin:

1872 Clipper Tea Mooncake Making1. Prepare tea water by adding 1/2 cup of boiling water to 1.5 tablespoon of tea leaves. This is to soften the dried tea leaves and to infuse the tea blend to the snow skin. Set aside.

  1. Sift the Kou fien (糕粉) and combine it with sugar and softened butter. Blend it together using the back of your chopsticks or a spoon. 1872 Clipper Tea Tiffany Yong3. Add in the cold carbonated soda water and mix well (slowly). Once the tea water has cooled to room temperature, add in 30g of the Earl Grey Tea water and mix together to form a soft dough. The tea water will give the skin the yellow-brown colour.

  2. Knead the dough until it becomes smooth. Do not over knead as it will become rubbery. Let it rest for approximately 3 minutes in a plastic bag.

Steps to Prepare the Fillings:

1872 Clipper Tea StrainingDrain the 1872 Clipper Tea Earl Grey tea leaves (thoroughly) and combine with the lotus paste. Add in chopped apricots according to your preference. Knead and well. 1872 Clipper Tea Mooncake Fillings 2P.S. Personally, I portioned the fillings into 2 and had one with more tea leaves and one with less tea leaves and added apricots. 

Steps to Make Earl Grey Tea-infused Snow Skin Mooncakes:

1872 Clipper Tea Snow Skin Mooncake Fillings1. Portion the dough to 20g and the paste to 22g. Roll both into balls. 1872 Clipper Tea Tiffany Yong2. Place the dough between plastic sheet and press down to flatten it to about the size of your palm (assuming it’s a lady’s palm). 1872 Clipper Tea Snowskin Mooncake3. Wrap the ball of filling with the dough and pinch the ends to cover it. Lightly floured the snowskin. Then press it into the mooncake mould. After moulding, knock the mooncake out. 1872 Clipper Tea Mooncake 14. To keep the snowskin soft, cover the mooncakes with plastic and keep it chilled in refrigerator. Consume within 5 days. That’s all! 1872 Clipper Tea Timeless Earl GreyThe fragrance of the Earl Grey tea and the tea leaves bits made me feel less sinful when eating the mooncakes. The Timeless Earl Grey received 1 star from the Great Taste Awards and was commended for its zesty flavour with a touch of cream.

Available at retail stores and online at $16 per 120g pouch and $24 per 120g tin. 

TANGS Shop For Good x The 1872 Clipper Tea Co. Chari-‘Tea’

1872 Clipper Tea Earl GreyFrom 1st October 2015 to 1st November 2015, TANGS is launching a TANGS Shop For Good campaign. If you purchase the Earl Grey 24 sachets (S$14, inclusive of GST) at TANGS, 30% of sales proceeds will be donated to the Singapore Children Society.

In addition, BP de Silva Holdings will be matching dollar-for-dollar of the total amount raised to the children of tea pluckers in Sri Lanka.

ie. If $1000 is raised from 1872 Clipper Tea for Singapore Children Society during the Shop For Good campaign, an additional $1000 will be donated from BP de Silva Holdings and channelled towards the children of tea pluckers in Sri Lanka. 

Mooncake with Tea Pairing Tips from 1872 Clipper Tea

If you are feeling lazy and just want to indulge in ready-made mooncakes, here’s some “tea-ps” from The 1872 Clipper Tea Co.’s Facebook Page: Puer Tuo ChaTraditional lotus skin mooncakes can sometimes be a tad heavy on the palate. Pu’er is great for easing the bloat and removing excess oil. Its subtle sweet aftertaste also complements the mooncake nicely.

Pu’er Tuo Cha: 100g pouch ($20) or tin ($28), available at here.
1872 Clipper Tea Recommends: Szechuan Court at Fairmont’s Double Yolk in White Lotus Paste Mooncakes. Prices start from $69 for a box of 4 Alishan oolong teaDessert mooncakes like chocolate or truffle mooncakes can sometimes get cloyingly sweet, so these will make a natural pairing with Oolongs, that have a natural sweetness and honey-smooth taste, with floral and woody undertones.

Alishan Oolong: 20 sachets ($21), 100g pouch ($38) or tin ($46) available here.
1872 Clipper Tea Recommends: Raffles Hotel’s signature Champagne Truffle and Ganache Snowskin mooncakes ($72 for 8 pieces) Cranberry sunrise
Fruit flavoured snowskin mooncakes which have become increasingly popular will pair nicely with a cold brewed fruit tea, like Cranberry Sunrise. The Cranberry Sunrise was awarded 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards for the distinct flavours and ‘excellent sweetness and fine balance’.

Cranberry Sunrise: 120g pouch ($18) or tin ($26), available here.

1872 Clipper Tea Recommends: InterContinental’s Snowskin Tea Mooncake Selection, including Rose and Pistachio with White Lotus Paste, Oolong with Black Sesame Paste, Japanese Matcha and Earl Grey and Baileys Truffle with White Lotus Paste ($66 for a box of four).

To learn more about 1872 Clipper Tea Company, visit or visit the Facebook Page for tips on tea pairing. To learn more about The Baking Loft, visit

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20 thoughts on “1872 Clipper Tea Recipe: Tea-infused Snow Skin Mooncake”

  1. Do you bake or steam it after unmoulding? I am trying to look for that step. Those pastel-colored mooncake looks pretty. I want to try making those.

  2. These restaurants really know how to name their goodies with such elegant names like “snow skin”. Who wouldn’t be tempted to try something called like that? 🙂 – Fred

  3. I like that bp de silva has the Sri Lankan kids in their thoughts! It is true, the kids there have not a lot, and its sweet the brand has decided to do something for them. Nice looking mooncake btw – sorry I got distracted! 🙂

  4. The Cranberry sunrise tea and the colorful mooncake selection looks so great together, I bet they taste really good too! It also looks like you had fun making mooncakes, they’re not so difficult to create after all.

  5. The mooncakes look so yummy! I can’t imagine myself making one even though it doesn’t look that much complicated at all. It must have been an amazing experience!

  6. such a fun event! i’ve made snowskin mooncakes many many years ago with my grandma once. it was really a fun thing to do, especially pressing the dough into the mould and smacking them out.

  7. I just love mooncakes and tea, put them together and that’s just perfect! What a great opportunity to learn firsthand how to make these Tea-infused snow skin mooncakes, looks like you had a great time.

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