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From artisanal sodas to coffee and kombucha, support these local brands while gifting your friends and family in lockdown

The Tapping Tapir

The flavours of The Tapping Tapir's natural, locally-inspired sodas alone are sure to pique your curiosity. Zesty combinations like Hibiscus and Lime, or Lemonade and Lengkuas might make you lift an eyebrow at first, but one taste is really all you need to be convinced.

The Apple and Vanilla soda is a crowd-pleaser; but if you can't decide which to try first, check out the Hello Sunshine giftpack for seven seasonal flavours. If you really want to score points with the kids at home, order a 'Serial Chiller Pack' for 12 colourful cans. 

Bonus: From now till December 31, 2021, The Tapping Tapir is offering a 20 per cent discount for customers who have been vaccinated.

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Zus Coffee

Zus Coffee's mission to make specialty coffee more accessible to the masses is going strong in spite of difficult times. If you're in the mood to treat a caffeine-deprived loved one, a friend or yourself this week, scroll through ZUS Coffee's app for a selection of freshly-brewed, handcrafted beverages, from Hot Himalayan Salt Honey Macchiatos to Gula Melaka coffees. The WFH-friendly 1-litre ZUS Bottled Necessity series comes in flavours of Americano, Cafe Latté, Japanese Genmai Matcha and SUZ Gula Melaka.

Zus Coffee has outlets in the Klang Valley as well as in Johor, Negeri Sembilan and Melaka. Check the Zus Coffee app for more information on delivery and rates.  

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Coffee Stain

Even if you can't visit Coffee Stain's outlet in Publika, their cold brew coffees, kombucha, milkshakes and more are can be ordered online for delivery. Treat someone to the award-winning brand's signature 'Cool Cube' coffee, a combination of house-made iced espresso cubes made with Colombian coffee and steamy, warm milk. You can even opt for soy milk or non-fat milk as an alternative.

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The Tea Republic

The Tea Republic will 'leaf' you spoiled for choices whenever teatime comes around. The brand's curated selection of fine tea blends are packaged beautifully, making an ideal gift for the tea drinkers in your life.

Purchase a tea pyramid gift box or order a tin of loose leaf tea in options of Sawadee Swirl (green tea, lemongrass and pandan), Malaysian Mint (spearmint and butterfly pea flowers) and more. If you find the selection too overwhelming, discover the right one for you with The Tea Republic's recommendations by answering these questions online

You can also check out The Tea Republic on Instagram for cold brew tea recipes to try at home.