Saturday, February 23, 2013
Lunch at a Teahouse
TWG Tea Salon and Boutique at Greenbelt 5 in Makati is a glass and glitz citadel with some of the finest collection of teas in the world. The Wellness Group (TWG) has its origins in Singapore and today has branches in many countries in Asia, The Middle East, UK, and the United States.
I didn't come for afternoon tea. I was famished after a morning admiring the works of Carlos Botong Francisco at the Ayala Museum and TWG was in the neighborhood. I was torn between the salmon entreé and the chicken skewer with rice. I chose the latter. A meal would not be complete without tea, as my late grandfather used to say. While perusing the tea menu, I was overwhelmed by the number of tea selections. In fact, they have over 200 teas to choose from so I thought it best to ask my server for help. What I wanted to try was a combination of green tea and chamomile. It was siesta time after all and I needed a transition tea. My server didn't hesitate at all to recommend the Sweet France green tea when I posed my question. Sweet France green tea with exotic flowers comes with touches of chamomile. It's both refreshing and soothing according to its description. How wonderful when restaurant staff are well informed! When the tea was delivered to my table, it was in a gold teapot, no less.
Alongside tea tins, fine bone china teacups, stoneware and tea accessories, this exquisite teapot is for sale at this location.
TWG Tea Salon and Boutique
Greenbelt 5, Makati
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Images by TravelswithCharie