Contrary to popular belief, 1837 TWG Tea Salon and Boutique actually hails from Singapore, with thousands of tea concoctions distributed all over the world. While most of us would just dip and soak our tea bags in a cup of hot water, their staff are trained in the art of tea drinking and each pot of tea are carefully brewed before serving. You can head to their official website to learn more about their roots.
I always feel like royalty whenever I set foot inside a TWG store. Everything in every nook and cranny is well architectured and hand-crafted. The ambience is a perfect 10/10 for me. I had the chance to become prim and royal when I tried 1837 TWG in one of their branches in Greenbelt, Makati. The place can get quite full during the afternoon (which I think is because of their afternoon tea set comprising of sandwiches, scones and tea) so it would be best if you come in early.
I tried two of their dishes, the Bolognaise Ragout and their Aviatour Salad.
Bolognaise Ragout infused with Morroccan Mint Tea leaves
Yes, everything has to be infused with tea, eh? But TWG’s Bolognaise Ragout infused with Morroccan Mint Tea leaves is wonderful. Everything is dainty. (Yes, I wondered where they cooked this, since the place isn’t that big!) And the cheese? It’s divine.
I have no idea why they call it Aviatour Salad. There’s nothing aviatory about it, if there’s such a word. Perhaps, it’s because of the egg? The egg is soft boiled inside, with a crunchy rough texture on the outside. This is perfect for health conscious people.
We also had to order their English muffins & scones set, that comes with a tea jelly infused with black tea and whipped cream.
Of course, the whole TWG experience won’t be complete without tea. I am a tea drinker and sometimes I feel like I’m so immune to the caffeine effects of tea that I couldn’t distinguish a strong tea from a gentle tea anymore.
There are a 1000 kinds of tea in 1837 TWG. For starters, some would just settle for their famous Black tea, or the popular Silver Moon tea. But take it to the next level and order something exotic. I recommend the Jade Dragon Green Tea. So Chinese, I know!
Jade Dragon Green Tea pot
Each tea pot is encased with a gold armour that’s very royalty. The Jade Dragon Green Tea is sold for P950 per pot, but you’ll get your money’s worth, I am sure. And each sip is a luxury.
Jade Dragon Green Tea: Serves two people
1837 TWG Tea Salon & Boutique Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||(3.0 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(4.0 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(2.0 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.4 / 5)|