TWG Tea Salon and Boutique

G/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

TWG Tea Salon and Boutique
4.3
4.5 Stars

164 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 81
  • 4 stars 55
  • 3 stars 18
  • 2 stars 8
  • 1 star 2
  • 179 Reviews
  • 238 Recommend
  • 164 Reviewers
Category:
Tea
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6327208665

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Eboy D.
4.0 Stars
2

Haven't tried dining in but i always buy their Macarons when I have the chance. I like how their tea infused macarons tasted true to the flavors. I tried the matcha green tea macaron. The taste is subtle, and not that strong. The Queso de Bola doesn't have the pungent smell Queso de Bola is known for, again the taste is subtle. The cream in between the macaron is just right. Delicious and great to give as gift. Just make sure to give asap, refrigerate since the macarons are delicate and will breakdown if exposed to heat. Recommended.

They recently celebrated their anniversary last weekend and got these babies 50% off the retail price. 27.50pesos per piece - not bad! Last March during Macaron Day, it was priced at 30pesos per piece.

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Trina H.
4.0 Stars
2

It's always a good time tor tea.

Tea and service were great although the place was quite small.

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Luke Matthew R.
4.0 Stars
2

I love the place, the ambiance is cozy, fit for the so-called "Titas of Manila" or "of Makati" whatever you may apply. I ordered 'Sense of the Orient' Fruit Tea, served in a classy, gold-plated teapot. I would definitely recommend this place especially those who want to be a certified 'Tita'.

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Sun M.
5.0 Stars
5

With our several visits, my boyfriend and I have always loved and enjoyed TWG Tea Salon and Botique. Sharing a review from one of the nights we decided to spend dinner here!

It was passed 8PM and there were only 2 or 3 tables occupied. We were immediately warmly greeted by their staff.

Most of the branches look intimidating enough with its stylish and world-class interior. It may actually be the reason why it is always less crowded here. Little did you know how surprising it can be when you experience their tea-infused dishes and world-class service here!!!

TWG usually has its dominantly gold in colour chairs, chiffonier, teapots, tea tins, and porcelains. It’s overwhelming to see the thousand variants of teas displayed in different sizes of tin cans in this restaurant. Don’t panic though, because their expert tea connoisseurs are there to assist you in choosing the perfect tea selection for you or for your loved one.

I didn’t know that TWG TEA originally came from Singapore, until this last visit. I just happened to ask out of curiosity. How come I do not recall seeing a branch when I went to Singapore? Nevertheless, I hope to look for one on my next visit. 128522

The menu is not an exception in this classy restaurant. Colored in yellow-gold, it offers a vast of their TWG Gastronomy. From their appetizers, desserts, mains
courses, all-day menu, and pastries, down to their drinks, everything here is tea-infused. It got me excited, because I don’t know what to expect. They have thousand of teas in their list and I’m not familiar with most of them. The staff are very welcoming and very helpful in explaining what to expect in each dish.

For our drinks, I ordered something safe from their Red Tea Blends. I cannot recall exactly what flavor, but it was something that has a chocolate flavor. King chose to have his comfort flavor, Earl Grey. You can choose between hot and cold and both of us opted the cold one. They have a lot of options for their teas, most of which are discoveries from countries all over the world. The cold teas were served in a champagne glass and came with a separate syrup so you can balance the taste according to your will.

I wanted to try their Tea Pastries, however they were no longer available. I spent quite a lengthy time choosing what to order. I enjoyed reading the description on their menu since there are no photos in it. (no pun intended)

My love for seafood always wins so I decided to have their SCALLOPS LINGUINE (Php525) - Scallop and Shrimp in Linguini Pasta with Asparagus, Cherry Tomato, Cream Sauce infused with Silvermoon Tea, topped with shaved Parmesan Cheese. What more could I ask for?!!! 128525128525128525 The scallop was so divine it didn’t taste like a seafood at all. So soft that it melts in my mouth. First time that I also saw such generous shaved Parmesan Cheese on top of a pasta. It was so delicious that I even forgot to look for the taste of the infused Silvermoon Tea. All I know is that I want more of this!

King opted for the FRENCH ONION BURGER (Php570) – Seared beef infused w/ Napoleon Tea crust, topped with caramelized onion and Emmental Cheese Served in a home-made bun with a spread of foic butter accompanied with a green salad tossed in an 1837 Green Tea infused vinaigrette and matchstick potatoes drizzled with parmesan. (as described on the menu) Whew! That was a long one! Even the description on their food are so well thought-out! You only have to pay attention to it, but you are always free to ask. As I’ve mentioned, even the staff and service here are world-class.

When King’s dish arrived, I saw a very wide smile on his face. The slightly melted Emmental Cheese on the burger was very inviting and tempting. I then only realized that the ‘Matchstick Potatoes’ is actually a French Fries. I’m not a fan of burger, but King was thoughtful enough to share me a bite. The patty was well-cooked and tasty. I couldn’t tell the taste of the infused Napoleon Tea, but I think it complemented well. So good, juicy, and tender! The matchstick potato was also great with parmesan cheese. I suddenly craved as I type this! 128547128547128547

We loved the service, the ambiance, and we were both satisfied with our meals that we decided to have a sweet-ender. We had the CHOCOLATE FONDANT (PHP295) – TWG Tea’s warm chocolate cake served with a light custard cream and a scoop of homemade Vanilla Bourbon Tea ice cream (as described on their menu). Something’s missing in the description, is that it also came with slices of pistachio peanuts! For me it's a high-end version of lava cake without the melted chocolate. The chocolate cake and ice cream are so perfect together. The Bourbon Tea infused vanilla ice cream alone was sooooo soooo good! King and I even fought for the last scoop! 128525128525128525 I also want to have their macarons, but they ran out of stock that night. 128547128547128547

Yeah, a little pricey, but totally worth it. I couldn’t say more!! I don’t mind paying more in exchange of great food, great ambiance, and excellent service.

I would love to try their Crepes and Main Courses next time and of course, more of their teas!

Their teas are placed in very stylish tin cans that could be given as gift. The cheapest I think was Php575? But can r
each up to thousands depending on the type of the tea. 128522
I highly recommend this place, be it a business meeting, a special date or occasion or just a normal day like what we did. The Tea Gastronomy experience they will give is totally beyond expectation and phenomenal. Thank you King Y for bringing me here. 128525128539128536128535128537 #cheesey

TWG gives me more and more reasons to keep coming back here. I will make sure to try the Shangri-La Branch and BGC Branch next as I’ve mentioned in my previous review!

REVIEW SUMMARY:

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🔹SERVICE- 127775127775127775127775127775
🔹AMBIANCE- 127775127775127775127775

-@hermouthisfull

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Russel D.
5.0 Stars

Macarons 128525128525128525
Happy World Macaron Day!

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

On artisan tea and expensive crockery.

TWG has both.  I love tea and once in a while my tastebuds crave for the artisan kind,  or if i am sick of Stash and Steuwarts.  I had tea with friends ages ago at TWG Greenbelt 5 branch.  We ordered two pots,  one for Silver Moon and the other one,  cant remember what it's called.

Silver Moon is considered one of their bestsellers for one reason,  the aroma,  the fruity flavor and the tranquillity it brings after the first sip.  This is highly recommended for TWG neophytes and for the ones who just broke up with  coffee.  A good starting point if one wants to appreciate the flavour combinations of tea.   We ordered pastries too,  the one on the photo is really good,  the name escaped me once again.  Chocolate and fruit combination although it doesnt look like it.

If you prefer quiet time over a cup of tea,  visit TWG.

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Alyssa Alyanna B.
5.0 Stars

Lasagna with mint sauce is to die for! The mint gives you a different taste to your regular lasagna. 128076128155

You should also try Sakura! Sakura! tea. It's green tea + cherry blossom. I love the scent and the feeling it gives. Very relaxing. But if you're a fan of berries, maybe Miss Tea is for you.

I guess if you're a tea lover (like me), then this is your happy place!128525128155 You can choose from their wide variety of teas and you can smell it too before ordering it.

A bit pricey but I guarantee you the experience is superb!

(Calling all tea addicts!)

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JP G.
3.0 Stars

I still think p50 is too much for a macaroon. But every time I enter the place I feel so posh. Hahaha. Must be all the gold tins and the tea gadgets. I feel like the queen of England would walk in anytime offering me tea and crumpets. 128514

I got the matcha macaroon because I'm a sucker for anything matcha but it was just so so for me. Telle B's salted caramel + chocolate tastes better than mine.

I think I'd enjoy it better if it was a sit down tea party and with actual tea to partner it up with. Hahaha 127861128076🏼

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Telle B.
4.0 Stars

I wasn't able to take a photo but JP G was able to take one! 128513 so you can check out his review.

I got the salted caramel macaron. It's good but I still prefer the Napoleon tea. 10084️ it's pretty pricey.. Given that it's 50 bucks per piece and it's tiny, but they're pretty good so I still get one whenever I get the chance. 128516

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Gavin Girhard S.
4.0 Stars

I have a very serious appetite. I love Vikings and eat-all-you-can joints where I can get more than my money's worth. So at first I wasn't sure I was gonna enjoy TWG, with it's sophisticated interiors and all. But I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

I loved their Earl Grey Ice Cream and Macaron! The Tropical Passion Fruit Tea hit the spot for me, as well as the Grand Wedding Macaron. Well, it was kind of pricey (since there were four of us and we had a teapot each), but that's a small price to pay for the experience. :)

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Gilbert S.
4.0 Stars

The earl grey chocolate ice cream! Excellent!

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Gerald T.
4.0 Stars

The perfect place for a client meeting!

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Ivy T.
4.0 Stars

Yeah the food and the tea is really good - but too expensive. We only come by for tea now but everything else you can get elsewhere at a more reasonable price.

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Tabitha N.
5.0 Stars

Will definitely come back for more. Love everything about TWG! 100841008410084

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Kat L.
5.0 Stars

Sea bass and pumpkin risotto super delicious 128077128077128077128077128077
And lamb stew quite good!
With Moroccan mint tea... Heaven! And the place I love the TWG here in greenbelt! You will feel rich hahaha!

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Mari G.
5.0 Stars

My friend and I ordered Carribean Crepe, Croissant and Green Tea and Caramel Tea - everything is soooooo perfect.. Classy and Elegant, we will definitely go back.

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Love B.
5.0 Stars

one of the best macarons ive ever tasted. the only macarons that are not too sweet since they use teas as flavors. tapos super great texture. just right crisp coating and moist inside. generous fillings. will never get umay of these TWG babies! 12852510084

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Yana V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Lorisse R.
4.0 Stars

What a pretty restaurant and tea gallery! At first i was intimidated to step inside as i expected snooty servers who'd judge me for my t-shirt and jeans. To my surprise, they were really welcoming and warm! I wasn't planning to buy anything but i stepped out with Hojicha in my hands! Note that i wasn't pressured at all to buy.

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Margaux B.
5.0 Stars

TWG is the best when it comes to tea time. You can choose from hundreds of variety but I chose "Love Me" tea and it tastes like a potion of love that brings inner happiness (sounds poetic). I also love their Sakura Sakura. Everything is good but my favorites are french madeleines and macaroons. Their lasagna too is magnificent. It's all veggies but very flavorful.

When you're here prepare to spend at least 500 per head.

If you want to experience afternoon tea the best is on 3pm-6pm for their special offer of high tea.

The vibe is relaxing and peaceful. It's like traveling on the 20s.

BONUS: Undecided what to drink? You may check and smell your choice of tea.

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