May 24, 2014

Tai-tai wannabe at TWG

I went to TWG for afternoon tea like finally and got to be tai-tai for around 1 hour plus; normally I don't get this kind of luxury one, just once awhile. Was always thought that the price will cause a burnt hole in my wallet by looking at the golden grand design, until Gurney Paragon has one outlet and I look at the price, it's quite affordable and the price is roughly the same as other cafes around Georgetown area. It's not the only place you can try the TWG tea, it's also available at Macalister Mansion. 
Some random shots while waiting for our kind of afternoon tea (we chose the brunch set). Wanted to order their macarons badly but guess what, the waiter told me macarons are not available at that hour. Felt to slam the menu and walk out from the restaurant lol but of course I was not doing that if not how can I post my experience there. We got no full-freedom shooting in the restaurant, cakes and cookies area are not for photography, felt to slam the menu for second time lol
When you are seated, they will hand you 2 menus (one for your tea selection and another one is food) and 1 tea book; the tea selection there is crazy, like 200 types or even more! Had no idea how to select a tea so we asked for recommendation. 
Their brunch set is only available from 10am to 3pm and we had Aviator Set. For the dessert, we had choice of 2 freshly baked muffins or scones served with TWG Tea jelly and whipped cream. I don't really like their chocolate muffins (it's chocolate and I'm not a chocolate person), too sweet but I still can accept if wiped with whipped cream. Scone is acceptable especially it wiped with the TWG Tea jelly which tasted like peach jam. In the set, we also get to choose patisserie from dessert trolley and we had the fruit tart. I can finished it by myself because it's really up to my liking, the sour strawberries are neutralized by the syrup and it really mixed well with the kiwi! It was like love at first sight, it was the first I saw from the trolley and I got it right. 
The Aviator Salad. If you do no like salad, you can go for other brunch set which comes with egg benedict/scrambled egg, quiche or beef tenderloin. We wanted a light afternoon tea that day. The Aviator salad comes with grilled chicken supreme, Romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, fresh parmesan shavings and topped with a poached egg and a touch of seaweed. You can poke the egg and let the egg yolk running around your salad, but we left it till the end and ate it like that. You can toss the lightly spiced sauce infused with Comptoir des Indes Tea which come together with the salad, it can really spiced up the salad if you don't like tasteless salad.
What's more come together in the set? A freshly squeezed orange or apple juice (nothing much to talk about this, just a normal juice you can get outside) and a TWG Tea pot from their extensive tea list, you can choose tea with price lower than RM19.90 with non-refillable condition once the water in the tea pot is gone. Why it's non-refillable? They insist not to give customer a single tea leaves in the tea pot, they brewed the tea and only pour the freshly brewed tea in the tea pot. So it's a yay or nay? We asked for recommendation and the waiter recommended us to try the Red Tea Mint Chocolate (if I'm not wrong), it's quite special and I hardly taste chocolate in the tea, which is good for me lol. If you don't like bitter, sprinkle a little bit of white sugar in your tea cup. 
A must-take-portrait when you are in TWG. Nah, just kidding. I'm a failed tai-tai as I finished the tea too fast and got nothing to do in the restaurant, normally tai-tai sit there for hours and gossip non-stop. Will I go back again? The answer is maybe, for their macarons and tea or after I finished explore other cafes or gathering. A good place to enjoy the luxury afternoon tea but not quiet enough if the restaurant is full house. In case you want to know, TWG = The Wellness Group. 

G10, Gurney Paragon Mall, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang.

Business Hours
11am - 10pm (Daily)

Contact Number
Not Available


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  1. I bought the small tea bottles for home use. It so colorful and so decorative for the kitchen yo! >.<