Husband and I got to try the newly opened TWG in Rockwell earlier this April. I’ve been wanting to bring him there since we became tea drinkers but Greenbelt is so far. Kidding! It’s just that whenever I am at the Ayala area, I get lost easily. That’s ironic since it’s just a few blocks from my hometown. Anyway…
It was one of those Saturday nights that Josh and I could go on a date so we met up in Power Plant (our favorite mall!). We didn’t watch a film because the movies showing then were “downloadable”. By that I mean not worth-our-money-lets-wait-for-the-torrent kind. :p
After the usual dinner-True-Value-National-window-shop round, we settled on TWG. He was clueless about this place but he saw that the Power Plant Archeology Wing was now crowded by this pretty tea salon with colorful macarons and tea boxes on display, he gave in.
Classy but not intimidating. The first problem I saw was that they were under staffed. Nobody was ready to welcome us and find us a seat. I had to ask. That’s fine with me as I’m trying to be nice. I guess it was a test for me. LOL! And it was the opening weekend so…fine (
but they could have prepared more!)
We were given a table next to a momma and her sleeping baby placed inside a bulky Quinny stroller. (Talagang kailangan kong i-describe?) We were given the menu and was shocked to see the prices. P195 for a cup of tea?! Okay fine. Husband ordered Jasmine tea. I wanted the Napoleon Ice Cream but it wasn’t available yet so I asked for anything cold. The waiter suggested the South African tea. And then I ordered only three flavors of macarons: Moroccan Mint Tea, Green Matcha, and Earl Grey Fortune and Chocolate. We were there for dessert for no need to order that Wagyu Burger (slurp!).
The two of us were both sleepy that evening so we were bored waiting for our order. But when the teas and macarons arrived, nagising kami bigla. We were surprised the tea Josh ordered was actually a golden teapot which could give us four cups. I thought a cup costs P195 hindi pala. So yeah, I think the price is sulit naman.
As for the macarons, they were pretty good at P55 each. Pricey for a small piece but it’s macaron!
I haven’t tried Bizu Patisserie macarons or macarons by Andreas Vienna Pastry Art so I can’t compare but they taste good.My first macaron I tasted in Bangkok last year failed–parang local merengue lang. :p
Did we like the experience? Yeah!
Babalik pa ba kami? Yes, but not anytime soon.
Babalik ba ako mag-isa? Pwede as an alternative to Starbucks or Coffee Bean when in Rockwell.
As for the tea they offer, I will buy a small can next time. They’re pricey. We’ll finish our Jin Ling and Peets Jasmine Fancy from husband’s aunt first. 🙂
Other TWG Branches in Manila, Philippines:
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Greenbelt 5, 1-049, Level 1
Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center,
Tel: +632 720 8665, +632 720 8667
TWG Tea Salon & Boutique
Resorts World Manila, Ground Floor – Block 1,
Shop 17B, Newport City,
100 Andrews Avenue, Newport Cybertourism Zone, Pasay City, Tel: +632 551 0696, +632 551 0925
Monday to Thursday, 11:00am to 12:00am
Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 1:00am