Thursday, July 5, 2012

Macarons @TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, ION Orchard Singapore

Since I've only managed to try only 2 macaron places so far during this Singapore trip, we decided to go to TWG Tea in ION Orchard just before heading back to our hotel to check-out. I was quite full after our 3rd breakfast stop at Pique Nique, so I suggested that we just take-away some macarons. However, since the ION Orchard outlet looked quite empty on a Sunday morning, we changed our mind and decided to sit in and enjoy our macarons. 

Tea-infused macarons from TWG Tea Singapore


This TWG outlet has an open concept, and is located next to Miu Miu on the 1st floor. They actually have another outlet on the 2nd floor, we walked past it after we've eaten here. The tea selection that they have here is mindblowing... TWG Tea actually have the largest collection of tea in the world (over 1000), so much variety that they have a tea book to help you select your preferred tea. A pot of tea here will cost around S$11.





Tea List and a Tea Book, explaining each type of tea in detail

I skipped the tea and went straight for the macarons. TWG Tea's macarons (S$2 each) are infused with their signature teas, and are described as a "crispy almond biscuit with a soft centre". They have 8 flavours to choose from - and I picked 6.. napoleon tea and caramel, camelot tea & praline, earl grey fortune & chocolate, bain de roses tea, lemon bush tea, and grand wedding tea, passion fruit & coconut.

Of all the flavours, my favorite was the bain de roses while Hubby likes the chocolate. Texturewise, I found it a little too soft for my liking, I prefer the centre to be slightly chewier. Some of them also have ugly feet and don't look very pretty visually. But overall they are pretty decent.





Hubby also ordered a Tea Shake (S$11) - TWG tea milkshake with any tea ice cream or sorbet from the list. Hubby picked the Earl Grey Fortune ice cream (with rich notes of black tea, bergamot & chocolate). We enjoyed this very much.




View of the outlet from above



Just a few steps away

Verdict: Macarons are decent, flavours are quite unique. The tea shake was lovely as well. However, service here is less than desirable. Am planning to visit the TWG Tea outlet in Pavilion KL soon. 

Full menu can be viewed by clicking on the links here. 

Opening times: 10am to 10pm daily.

Price: Total bill S$27.05.

Location: TWG Tea Salon & Boutique, ION Orchard, #01-29, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Tel: +65 6463 1837

Nearest MRT: Orchard

Website: http://www.twgtea.com

*All photos taken with iPhone4s. 

20 comments:

  1. wow.. I'm in love with the place already! It's so elegant and classic ^^

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    1. Yeah the decor in all their outlets is very nice and classy. Definitely a great place to be seen in.

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  2. Oooh, I see you did a good job of trying a number of macarons! :-)

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    1. I always have to hunt for macarons in Singapore, they have lots of good ones!

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  3. I been wanting to go TWG @ Pavilion for lunch but it's always full. *sob*

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    1. Really? Everytime I walk past, it's quite full but still got spaces la. I guess their outlet has quite limited tables right?

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  4. I liked the macarons here too and the cakes were also lovely. A shame about the service that you go though :(

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    1. Ah did you experience poor service too? I heard that the one in KL is much better.

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  5. Ooh, the Macarons quite reasonably priced woh. Walked by TWG many times but never tried before cos 1) the prices on the menu look damn expensive, and 2) it's always full house anyways lol.

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    1. Most Singapore places price their macarons around S$2-2.50. If you really wanna have macarons, then I suggest Antoinette, Canele or Pique Nique.

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  6. wow, a tea milkshake! that doesn't seem to be available on the KL menu! hope they start offering it at pavilion sometime :D

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    1. That tea milkshake was quite special, better than ordering a pot of tea for S$11 (same price). I ought to get to the Pavilion outlet soon with an empty stomach so I can try the macarons and some other stuff.

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  7. SIN$27.50? Cheap!!! But how many macarons???

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    1. 6 macarons and 1 tea milkshake. The macarons are reasonably priced but drink a bit expensive lo.

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  8. Some macs here in HK are a tad expensive ! Jean Paul Hevin's macs costs $25 a pop ?! pfffttttt :P There is a Laduree pop up store in one of the mall here but sadly the products are not pastry but some home fragrances :D Anyway , those macs look scrumptious esp that purple one !

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    1. Oooo that is quite pricey. But I heard that Jean Paul Hevin's macarons are really good!

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  9. ya.....i saw this pretty place too when havin a trip in singapore....is it very sweet? the macaron?

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    1. Macarons are quite sweet in general. The flavours here were quite good, but texturewise, a bit too soft for me.

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  10. Smart of you to skip the tea. Way too expensive.

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    1. Hehe. I rather than 6 more macarons.

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