For my last afternoon in Hong Kong I wanted a special treat. This whole weekend was a foodie paradise, and my last real meal was a great indulgence.
TWG(The Wellness Group) Tea is located in the International Finance Center(I’m sure my spelling of that word is killing some people), which is right next to Victoria Harbour. While there’s no great view of the harbour, the interior is pretty enough to distract. So many shiny containers!
In fact, it was a bit too nice for my backpackers wardrobe; but I shrugged it off and enjoyed myself. The waiters could think me a bit grubby if they wanted to. And to be fair, they were extremely polite to me. The only one doing the judging was myself. But who cares? I was here for tea and sugar!
Now, I have to admit I was calling this place Twinings the whole time I was there. It’s on my old posts if you don’t believe me. Tra, la, la. Space case moment! Nothing a little google searching can’t remedy.
When you are seated, the wait staff hand you a menu, a tea listing, and a booklet with a description of each tea. The tea menu is extensive. I kept waffling between one option or another because it was just too hard to pick one.
Eventually, I settle on the French Earl Grey, although all of the Earl Grey’s were tempting.
It was too early for the tea time menu(I had to be back at the hostel by 4:30) and too late for breakfast; but the dessert and all day menu options were more than enough. The Eggs Benedict looked good, but I had that for lunch the day before. The Dessert options looked so good!
I chose the Choux au The, probably the richest thing on the menu.
According to the menu: “Ethereal composition of light and airy choux pastry filled with three homemade ice creams infused with Caramel Tea, Vanilla Bourbon Tea, and Singapore Breakfast Tea, then enrobed in warm chocolate sauce.”
Oh, you can bet I ate that all. And what the menu fails to mention is that the Choux au The also comes with fresh raspberries and strawberries, a square of fantastically dark chocolate, a dusting of cocoa powder, and….popping candy! Just like the ‘Pop Rocks’ I remember from kid days.
I sat for a good hour and a half just enjoying the atmosphere and my perfect meal. And if you do wind up at a TWG, the vanilla bourbon tea ice cream was hands down my favorite. So yummy!
You might guess I’d have a sugar high after this meal. Oh, just a smidge. There’s a giant escalator that covers 800 meters and goes up to an elevation of 135 meters. Well, I took the adjoining stairs, twitching all the way.