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
*All photos taken with iPhone4s.