Sunday, November 11, 2012

TWG Tea ♥ ♥


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Coffee is my favorite drink, but I also love a good cup of tea.

So I was quite excited about TWG's opening in Manila. But Frances was even more excited than I.

For the first time in our lives as cousins, she arrived at a restaurant before me. (Whoa!!! :P)



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We love TWG merchandise!



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Had a grand time sniffing through and oohing and aahhing over all these beautiful canisters



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Pastry cart



We ordered a Gourmet Brunch Set and a Midsummer Brunch Set and shared equally all the nutrients and calories.



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Fresh watermelon juice for me, fresh apple juice for her



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Spotted: Starbucks. TWG doesn't charge corkage :P



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The tea selection is voluminous! Frances almost drowned reading through the menu.



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I had the T3013 Earl Grey Chocolate
"Rich and aromatic black tea accented with fresh notes of rare TWG Tea bergamot  
and pure dark chocolate which unite to create a marvelous and blissful blend.
An unforgettable tea for those special moments." 



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She had the T6051 Love Me Tea
"This engaging love potion of fine green tea is delicately enhanced by an armful of 
fragrant floral blossoms. A charming adventure for the senses." 



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Fresh farmhouse eggs scrambled with white truffle oil, served with smoked salmon
and a mixed salad with baby spinach shoots and marinated shrimps



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They were the most rubbery and saddest looking shrimps I've ever seen :(



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Warm rustic French style vegetarian quiche filled with seasonal vegetables and served with a light
cream sauce, accompanied by a garden salad tossed in 1837 Green Tea infused vinaigrette



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French brioche toasts served with whipped cream and delicious TWG Peach Jelly



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Chocolate muffins and scones were served warm and smelled heavenly,
but the muffins were dry as cardboard and the scones tasted of flour. :(



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The saving grace were these delicious tea jellies - Geisha Blossom and Red of Africa.
I ate these like broken jello, without the scones. Yummy.



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Singapore Surprise, TWG's signature pastry, was unfortunately, an unpleasant surprise. 
It was a sweet creme brûlée tart filled with sour strawberries and tasted a bit medicinal.



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Being matcha lovers, we were so excited about the Green Tea Mille-feuille



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That is, until the moment we tried to cut the beautiful thing in half.
My gosh, the puff pasty wouldn't budge! It was so hard and thick we had to peel off 
the top layer to prevent the pastry cream from oozing out on all sides. 



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Sadly, the next 2 layers were not any better.
Sorry mille-feuille, we didn't want to murder you like this, but we were left with no choice.



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We still love TWG and will come back again for the beautiful teas after having a fantastic meal


TWG Tea: Ground Level, Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati. 

TWG Tea Facebook Page

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