TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

(As with most birthday entries, this post is pic-heavy.)

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Alright lads and lassies, bring out your dainty china cups, saucers, sugar cubes and fresh milk – Because it’s time for some tea! I had my (late) birthday lunch at TWG in Shang earlier, and it feels refreshing to not celebrate it in a Japanese or Korean restaurant for once. Hehe. Tea is one of my favorite drinks. It was actually one of the things that I didn’t like at first when I was little, but eventually came to love as I grew up.

TWG, which stands for The Wellness Group, started out in Singapore – A country known for exporting and importing tea leaves of the finest quality. Now known as an institution when it comes to tea-making, TWG is very passionate about tea and sends their tasters to different parts of the globe, in order to sample different brews. TWG has over 800 variants of exclusive blends and fine harvest tea drinks, as well as delicious desserts and dishes that are sure to go well with this beloved beverage.

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If there’s one thing that I love about TWG, it’s their interior.

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Menu: All day dining, Main courses, Crepes, Desserts, Tea ice creams and sorbets, Tea time, Tea cocktails and mocktails, Wines and champagnes.

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They also have this fancy gold book that tells you in great detail about the restaurant’s history, and how their teas are made.

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Eggs Benedict – Homemade toasted English muffins topped with two poached farmhouse eggs, served with creamy hollandaise sauce. I had the turkey ham version. The muffins were a bit tough, but it was still fine to me. I pretty much ate almost everything on my plate, including the salad/alfalfa sprouts.

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TWG Tea Lasagna – Beef ragout with TWG’s signature homemade tomato and fresh basil sauce infused with Moroccan Mint Tea. It came with this huge and chewy bread roll.

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We had their famous English Breakfast Tea. This was accompanied by a tray that had two freshly-baked Scones, with whipped cream and TWG’s own tea jelly. We were nearly fresh out of tea when the scones were served, which is a shame since the tea and scones/cream/jelly tasted really good together.

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Of course we couldn’t leave the place without trying out their famous Macarons, which are flavored with some of TWG’s more popular tea variants – Here is the Moroccan Mint (right), and the Vanilla Bourbon Tea & Kaya (left). We ordered two more flavors for takeout – Vanilla Strawberry, and Buttered Popcorn, kept in a nice little box.

Well, what else can I say? Everything about this place just screamed sophistication and class. Although I sadly can’t imagine myself coming to this place on a regular basis (because of my budget hehe), it was still pretty cool that we got to dine in a place like this. Definitely one of the more memorable entries in this blog, for sure.

Ambiance/Interior: 5/5
Staff/Service: 5/5
Food: 5/5 (taste) 5/5 (presentation)

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is located at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, East Wing, Shaw Blvd Wack Wack, Mandaluyong. Tel no: (02) 654-1421. Links: Official Website || Official Facebook || PH Facebook


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