* Part 14 of a series *
Among all of the restaurants featured in this series, TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is the only one I’ve visited the most number of times. Since it first opened in Manila almost 3 years ago, I’ve already had afternoon tea at TWG tea salons in Greenbelt and in Resorts World Manila 5 or 6 times. I guess for me, the charm of a tea salon is too hard to resist. It’s safe to say that it’s one of my personal favorite dining places ever.
The Wellness Group — or simply, TWG — is a luxury tea brand founded in Singapore, a major hub for the exchange of teas, spices and other fine products. Through the years, TWG has become synonymous with elegant dining and gastronomy, offering the most exclusive tea blends as well as gourmet specialties. From breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea to dinner and tea-infused desserts, TWG delights serious tea lovers with its unique menu. As a self-confessed tea lover myself, I just adore spending time with my girlfriends at TWG, chatting away over cups of exquisite tea. I’ve tried the Red Chocolate Tea, Holiday in Paris, Sweet France, Geisha Blossom and the Weekend in Venice Tea and I cannot wait to try more blends from over 800 choices!
The TWG Tea Time Set Menus are available from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. everyday and come in three choices:
1837 (consists of 2 freshly baked scones or muffins with jelly and cream plus a your choice of TWG Tea served hot or cold) – P325
Chic (selection of 3 finger sandwiches, choice of 2 freshly baked scones or muffins with jelly and cream, and TWG Tea) – P500
Fortune (choice of warm roasted sandwiches, choice of 2 freshly baked scones or muffins with jelly and cream, 3 TWG macarons, and TWG Tea) – P650
I’ve tried all 3 afternoon tea sets and found them all highly satisfactory. I love how elegant they look and how they offer great value for money. I particularly love the Croque Imperial from the Fortune set — a warm toasted sandwich filled with smoked salmon and topped with Emmental cheese served with a green salad dressed in house vinaigrette. So good.
The scones and tea-infused macarons are pretty good, too. They complement the TWG Tea perfectly. A few of my friends didn’t like them so much, but I beg to differ. I like them a lot that’s why I keep going back for more. I’m a certified TWG fan.
“My dear, if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head I should better understand your affairs.” — Charles Dickens