As a tea-drinker, I absolutely loved the store front of TUTM. It's so visually appealing, and you can tell they put a lot of effort on their displays.
To pair with the mooncake tea set, Casey and Reza chose for us three teas: the 1837 black tea, silver moon tea, and Singapore breakfast. The silver moon tea, a very smooth green tea, was our favourite, but the 1837, TWG's signature blend, as well as the Singapore breakfast, were also really delicious.
To compliment the tea-infused mooncake, the platter includes a generous variety of sweets and savouries with an Asian twist. Our favourite savouries were the smoked salmon ribbon and the miso-maple glazed sablefish in butter lettuce. The open-faced sandwiches had had a delicate hint of wasabi that went well with the ponzu jelly, and the sablefish was delicious with the soft butter lettuce and the light crunch of fried bits. I enjoyed the ginger dipping sauce that complimented the four different steamed dumplings.
With four different variations of the mooncakes, we had the "Moonlight" -- which is filled with a white lotus paste infused with silver moon tea. Enclosing a red fruit marmalade heart that was not overly sweet, the lotus paste was smooth and not oily at all. We also enjoyed the various truffles and fruits, many of which somehow incorporated tea in some way.
Aside from the moon festival tea set, we sampled the haute couture tea service ($48 per person) as well. This tea set is a bit more traditional in the sense that it has three tiers and consists of the carbs one would usually find in afternoon tea sets. Rick particularly enjoyed the scone, which was rich and moist. The jam that came with it was also really good.
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