TWG Tea SingaporePosted By Jennifer Ho Jul 24 2011 · 0 comments · Snacks & Street Food
Clearly influenced by their former British colonizers, TWG Tea, otherwise known as The Wellness Group is a Singaporean tea house primarily known for its impressive selection of teas (well over 100!) and delicious desserts. The loose leaves of the different blends are held in pots that are clearly identified by number and name and are placed on shelves that slide back to reveal more tea several rows deep.
Wandering around the Shoppes at the Marina Bay Sands, we came upon not only one TWG tea house but several – three I believe. The restaurant we finally decided to take high tea at was actually located above the man made river running through the mall – used for gondola rides for shoppers who wish to get from one end to the other without walking. Yep, I’m probably thinking the same thing; over the top and ridiculous but cool to see regardless.
To drink we had two white teas, two black teas and a blue tea (a mix between black and green tea): the silver moon tea (TWG’s bestselling tea), the signature 1837 white tea, a French earl grey, TWG 1837 and the Royal Orchid. We ordered a croque monsieur to share which was composed of French gruyere cheese and turkey ham served with a green salad and house vinaigrette. For the sweet stuff, we ordered the 1837 set menu which included a tea and a dessert – we chose the matcha milles-feuilles. We also had a mango crumble with fresh mango wedges and a light coconut cream infused with vanilla bourbon tea topped with a crunchy crumble biscuit served with a scoop of Alfonso tea ice cream – the description already had me salivating so I had no choice but to order it. Did not disappoint.
Lovely concept and very friendly staff and service. I spoke with one of the tea makers who briefly explained the process of preparing the tea: after washing the leaves, they are steeped for the optimal amount of time (time varies with each blend of tea), and then the leaves are removed in order to create a consistent taste for the drinker. How considerate!