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Lazy afternoon tea at TWG

Afternoon tea has always been the pastime of the rich and privileged. It was an English habit that was left behind by the colonial masters trying to recreate a bit of England in the hot tropics. Now we can all enjoy it if we want too.

Tea was never an expensive beverage. Not until TWG came onto the scene. TWG made tea blending into an art form.


TWG is a premium brand of tea founded by the Wellness Group. TWG Tea sources, blends, designs and distributes high quality teas and tea related products through its uniquely designed TWG Tea salons, boutiques, retail counters, and a network of luxury hotels, restaurants and partners. In a twist of corporate drama, OSIM managed to take over TWG and ousted the founders, Mr Manoj Murjani and Mr Taha Bouqdib.

I picked a Darjeeling tea, and they have 4 varieties that ranged from $14 to 50. Not a tea connoisseur, I decided to let the waiter recommend one. Luckily he picked the reasonably priced Darjeeling Princess Tea. Fine, first flush Darjeeling black teas are delightfully blended with ripe orchard fruits to evoke a moment of beauty and sweetness. A jewel of a blend that will carry you away to legendary kingdoms.

There’s a minimum one drink per person rule. A twist on TWG Tea’s renowned signature tea, 1837 White is an ethereal blend of white tea with notes of fruits and flowers from the Bermuda triangle, which leaves a lingering aftertaste of wild berries and anise. A crystalline and sophisticated tea for the evening.

We love the scones with creme fraiche and Earl Grey tea jelly. The single piece of Earl Grey macaroon came on such a big china plate that we felt bad for just ordering a single piece.

A nice place to waste some time in the afternoon. They serve lunches too, but I don’t see a kitchen, so it must be just reheating prepared set lunch. Just stick to the tea and desserts.

TWG Tea at Swissôtel The Stamford
2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882
Tel : 6538 1837

Date Visited : Feb 2020

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