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9 Raffles Place
Republic Plaza, #01-22
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6538-1837
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Food and Beverages » Coffee & Tea
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European tea room-cum-retail shop

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  1. feizhu
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     11 Apr 2009 at 9:06 pm
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    The soft patter of raindrops. Light jazz music amidst the soft incessant buzz of the place. Sipping tea with finger food at a leisurely pace while time flittered by. This was the life I had envisioned at Marmalade Pantry and the dream proliferates at TWG.

    Cleverly perched on a "suspended" standalone area within Republic Plaza, you have to walk up a short flight of stairs from the first floor which will lead you to the sales area with its shelves of gourmet tea as well as the restaurant. TWG can only take about 30 people or so and oozes cosy warmth with its intimate dining area, huge glass windows with translucent curtains coupled with a glass ceiling.

    Imperial Rose - I am honestly not a tea connoisseur but the Imperial Rose, which is a specialty brew of TWG, tasted very much like a Chinese tea, 铁观音.

    Sandwiches - This came as part of my tea time "Celebration Set". 8 half slices of bread sandwiching prawns, crab meat, foie gras and smoked salmon respectively, it appealed to my visual senses with its presentation. However, even though the bread was nicely toasted, I didn't quite take to them. The crab meat and prawns sandwiches were passable but the smoked salmon was way too salty and the foie gras just didn't come across as appetising, both in smell and taste.

    Salmon A La Russ - I can't say much about the smoked salmon except that it was salty and came topped roe. However, the brioche that was served alongside was interestingly good. It actually tasted like croissant - flaky and buttery.

    Macarons - Another component of my tea time set, we chose praline, lemon and napolean tea macarons from the 6 or so varieties TWG carries. Personally I still prefer their vanilla macaron, something which they didn't have at that point in time.

    Strawberry Tart - Insipid as it looked, the strawberry tart came highly recommended by the staff. And I was rather impressed. It was essentially vanilla bean creme brulee sans the caramelised layer with bits of strawberries sandwiched in between and served on a tart base. A stellar example of never judging a book by its cover. Best of all, it was part of my set as well.

    Crumble - I didn't have much of the crumble so I shall reserve my comments. The ice cream sounded interesting though - Napolean Tea cheesecake ice cream, which was apparently very well received by the aspiring tai tai who sat across from me.

    A 3.5 hr tea session cost us about $82, which probably isn't the cheapest place to chill out but for the delightful ambience and earnest service, its probably worth it to dig deep into your pockets just for a relaxing afternoon at this place with your partner or alone with a book. As the first signs of dusk seeped through the windows and I played observer to the throngs of working people frantically crossing the street to catch the next train home, I was reminded of my own reality - one that had no affinity with this almost surreal lifestyle.

    See all my pictures here.

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    1. mystery
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       13 Mar 2009 at 9:50 am
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      My girlfriend brought me to this corner of Placific Plaza and the waitress shown us up the 2nd level.

      I was impressed with the classic and expensive environment. It's very clean and quiet surrounding. I especially like the crystal lights and the containers which they keep the tealeaves. (Sorry can't take pictures, so be there to see for yourself)

      My girlfriend ordered their Full Set lunch with pastries and tea, I ordered just their Tea pastries and tea and macarons.

      The main course was dory fish but wasn't too fantastic but to think this is actually a tea place. The pastries and even the tea jelly and light cream was good. Honestly, I loves the tea and atmosphere most :)

      The bill comes up to be $60plus, it's rather expensive for lunch but once in a blue moon to be soaked in such beautiful and classic environment enjoying tea, is an enjoyment..

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      1. mystery
        mystery said:
        sorry it's Republic Plaza not Pacific Plaza. *ADMIN, why can't i just edit my review instead of removing it
        13 Mar 2009 at 9:54 am
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