What: An afternoon “Tea for Two” session at Twinings Tea Boutique, Bangkok
Located: 1F, Atrium Zone, Central World (near Kate Spade), Bangkok (Thailand)
So I was at the Twinings Tea Boutique in Bangkok, Thailand just last Monday. I was there with Tom to enjoy the voucher I got from the kind people at Twinings (Singapore).
On November 25, Ryddy and I went to the TWININGS Pop-up store along Orchard and I blogged about it (here). He took a photo of me and I won a trip for 2 (2D1N) to Bangkok and a chance to sample teas there. It turned out to be an afternoon tea set for two! I had originally wanted to take Ryddy but he’d already gone on business trip to Bangkok recently so he turned me down. Instead, I went with Tom since we were already going to Bangkok and what a wonderfully lovely way for us to end our 2-week long vacation… (Thank you Ryddy! Thank you, Twinings!)
Here are some photos Tom took with his camera…
This is the tea boutique and those were the seats we sat in. Such comfy armchairs! I just sank into mine. We got to Central Mall at around 1pm on a Monday and it was relatively easy to locate the salon. Tom felt that it was as good as it could be considering it was in the middle of a thoroughfare in a mall. Unlike Tom, I enjoyed that it was in an open space near shops rather than tucked away. I kept looking into the Kate Spade boutique that was right next to us! (heehee…)
In our set, there were more than 20 different teas to choose from and we were just overwhelmed. In the end, we had the Lady Grey on recommendation. It has a delicate fragrance and quite different from Earl Grey. We were told that it had Bergamot (that’s what’s in my hand lotion, OMG), lemon peel and orange peel (if I remember correctly).
That’s a timer for how long we need to steep different types teas before drinking. White teas, Green Tea & Influsions and Black Tea. We were watching the hourglass that said Black Tea.
Yum! Scones, cream and jam were the order of the day! They kindly swopped some of the sandwiches when I informed them that we were vegetarian – no questions, done swiftly. I loved the scones and the cucumber sandwiches! This Tea for Two was obviously not tea for the two of us greedy ones. Everything was so delicious that we could’ve eaten more even though we’d just finished a late breakfast at 10am! I’d recommend that you add on with some other delectable treats they have on offer.
Tea strainer because we had loose leaf tea instead of a bag. Choose the loose leaf teas because it’s more value for money! With teabags you don’t get a refill.
I had sugar with my tea, of course!
When we left, we realised that there were so many other yummy treats we didn’t get a chance to try! OH MY! For the next trip then *wink*
And here are some photos I took with my iPhone 5
One word – lovely!
I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok city life just for a little bit. Take a leisurely sip of the bazillion teas on offer and enjoy some quiet (and air-conditioning) for only 450 baht. I had a lovely time with my date and I’ll definitely be trying out more Twinings flavours in the near future… Mmmm…
Thanks Twinings for giving Tom and I a special treat on one of our ultra rare (in person) dates since we’re a long-distance couple!