The first time I’ve heard of TWG was during a food tour in The Veranda at Robinson’s Galleria. One of the restaurants there, “La Creperie”, serves some TWG teas. During our visit there, we were able to try the Silver Moon tea. It was indeed one of the best teas I’ve ever had. Thus, when I saw the TWG sign in Greenbelt 5, I became excited and I asked Sharlyne to go there with me so we can try it together.
We were welcomed by the scent of their splendid teas. While we’re waiting to be seated, we looked around and checked out their wide tea selections. TWG Tea, is indeed a haven for tea connoisseurs. Aside from tea collections, they have also tea pots on display. The tea pots on display are quite expensive. Sharlyne showed me a tea pot on display that’s worth almost half a million pesos. Thus, be careful when looking around to avoid breaking stuff.
Then, we started to look at their macarons. Their macarons are tea-infused. For instance, the one in the picture above is a Chocolate macaron infused with Earl Grey Tea. While the other one is the Blackcurrant macaron infused with the classic 1837 Black Tea. Their macarons are priced at PhP 50 per piece. The other macarons are: Lemon Bush Tea, Bain de Rose Tea, Grand Wedding Tea, Passion Fruit and Coconut, Moroccan Mint Tea, Napoleon Tea and Caramel, and Camelot Tea and Praline. We were not able to try these macarons, but will definitely give it a try on our next visit.
It took some time before we got seated since there are limited seats. However, when we got to drink our order of Silver Moon tea, the wait was all worth it. For our main course, I ordered Eggs Benedict while Sharlyne ordered Beef Tenderloin as suggested by the manager of TWG Tea in Greenbelt 5.
For Eggs Benedict, you may choose between smoked salmon or smoked turkey ham. I chose the smoked turkey ham. It went with their homemade toasted corn flake muffins topped with farmhouse poached eggs, smothered with hollandaise sauce and served with a side salad. Maybe I’ll try their Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon next time
TWG Tea’s Beef Tenderloin is served with matchstick potatoes and oven-baked tomato crumble. It is also served with a sauce that’s infused with Polo Club Tea. The beef tenderloin that was served to Sharlyne was medium-well.
Beef tenderloin up close, PhP 685
Aside from the beef tenderloin itself, Sharlyne enjoyed the matchsticks. The matchstick potatoes are drizzled with pure white truffle oil and Matcha salt.
For our dessert, we asked again a suggestion from the manager. He said that the Normandy Apple Tart is a must try. The Normandy Apple Tart is a thin pastry that’s filled with stewed apples. It is topped with caramel coulis that’s infused with Pomme Prestige Tea, a some fruits and crushed pistachio nuts, and a luscious scoop homemade Singapore Breakfast Tea ice cream. It was indeed a heavenly dessert. The table next to us asked us the name of our dessert. I guess they will be ordering that the next time they visit TWG Tea.
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
G/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St
Legazpi Village, Makati
Landmark: (near Myron’s Place)