TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

December 30, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
2 Orchard Turn
#02-21 ION Orchard

9 Raffles Place
#01-22 Republic Plaza

2 Bayfront Avenue
#B2-89 Marina Bay Sands


http://www.twgtea.com/


The Best Place For Tea

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 9
Ambience & Setting: 9
Food & Beverage: 9
Service: 9
Value for Money: 8
Spent about SGD $27 per person.


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On the surface, TWG Tea Salon & Boutique appears to be exclusive and elitist, but is actually quite accessible and accomodating for most people. Founded in 2008 in Singapore, it channels the best of the British high tea setting.

Part of the appeal of TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is the ambience. Outlets are typically located in up-market, semi-opulent settings, and decor includes fancy lamps, elegant dining layouts, gold-plated counters and more. This gives TWG Tea Salon & Boutique the feeling of an up-market sort of cafe.

Service at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is similar to service at a fine-dining restaurant. Staff are attentive, polite, and efficient. Most importantly, they are as knowledgable about teas as a wine sommelier is about wines... Almost like a tea sommelier! As TWG Tea Salon & Boutique has over 800 varieties / range of teas, you might want to ask for a recommendation if you're unsure about what to drink.

Food at TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is fashioned to be like the English / British high tea culture. Tea is the main highlight, but TWG Tea Salon & Boutique also has very tasty scones, cakes, chocolates and macarons. You can purchase all these items for take-away as well. Prices are relatively afforable and reasonable.

Because TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is so popular, expect long queues if you want the complete dining-in experience. Waiting times can range from a minimum of 20 minutes, to a maximum of 1 hour.


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TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Interior


TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Lamps


TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Lights


TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Counter



The Macarons here are all tea-infused, but there isn't an extensive selection. From time-to-time, they also have 'limited time' specialty macarons.

Macarons Menu


Bain De Roses Tea Macaron


Earl Grey Fortune Tea And Chocolate Macaron


1837 Black Tea And Blackcurrent Macaron


Grand Wedding Tea, Passion Fruit And Coconut Macaron


TWG Tea Cup



The 1837 Black Tea is a signature house-brew, a blend of black tea with fruits and flowers from the Bermuda triangle. It has a light, tannic texure, and a mild fruity taste with hints of anise, caramel, blackcurrent and strawberries.

1837 Black Tea Pack


1837 Black Tea



The Rose Boudoir is a specialty house-brew, a blend of black tea, with spices and rose flowers from Grasse. It has a rich, malty texure, and a sweet rose-water taste with hints of rose, blackcurrent and vanilla.

Rose Boudoir Tea



The Singapore Breakfast Tea is a sophisticated blend of black tea and green tea, with vanilla, ginger and spices to make it uniquely Singaporean. It has a complex yet delicate sweetness, with a lingering aftertaste.

Singapore Breakfast Tea 01


Singapore Breakfast Tea 02



The Kilimanjaro Snow Tea is a black tea, grown in the highlands of Tanzania. It has a pleasant lingering bite, refreshing notes of zesty lemon pith and citrusy tangerine, with a clean, crisp aftertaste on the palate.

Kilimanjaro Snow Tea



The Crème Brûlée has a nicely burnt crust that shatters as you cut into the delicate interior. Taste is delicate and sweet, with hints of tea within.

Crème Brûlée



A selection of Pastries. Purely average, and can be skipped.

Pastries


TWG Tea Pots And Tea Cups



A fresh Club Sandwich, rather straight forward and decent. Not outstanding, but not terrible either. Overall, rather forgettable.

Club Sandwich



The Royan Ravioli features small ravioli squares, stuffed with French cheese and herbs, tossed in a fragrant basil oil, fresh tomato and salted lemon confit. Accompanied by cured beef bresaola, straw mushroom antipasti brined in Imperial Lapsang Souchong Tea, and taggiasche olives. Earthy and aromatic dish.

Royan Ravioli






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