Eats, Brews and Leaves
TWG Tea Emporium
Apparently, in days of yore, early tea enthusiasts and tasters would in small pieces of cotton take samples of their favourite blends from famed tea gardens to infuse later, and lo, the teabag was born. Apocryphal or not, what’s not in doubt is the stupendous rise of Singapore-based tea brand TWG, who last month opened their first Bangkok tea emporium rather fittingly at The Emporium shopping complex on Sukhumvit.
And it’s little wonder TWG has been so successful, offering as they do over 1,000 unique, single estate and exclusive tea blends, along with a huge range of paraphernalia including their signature canary yellow canisters, glass, porcelain and metal teapots, filters, scoops and of course fine bone china.
But the proof of the pudding is in the eating, or in this case, sipping, and it’s not just in the cup you’ll find the illustrious leaves, but throughout the toothsome all-day menu, like the Singapore Breakfast of farmhouse egg poached with pure white Alba truffle oil and sprinkled with Gyokuro Samurai tea leaves, lunchtime’s foie gras terrine with Sakura Sakura tea jelly, or leg of lamb infused with Comptoir des Indes tea.
Plus, with tea-laced chocolates and macarons like 1837 Black Tea & Blackcurrant or Earl Grey Fortune & Chocolate to look forward to afterwards in addition to a full range of cakes, pastries and desserts, the only thing you’re missing is, well, a cup of tea. And just in case you were wondering, all TWG teabags are cotton and hand-sewn, just like the good ol’ days!