If at first glance you thought you’re looking at a shisha or hookah appliance, you’re not alone. On the morning I stepped into Tasek Brasserie restaurant at Radisson Hotel to recce the location, I made the very same mistake — I just laughed it off upon realizing it’s an appliance for a broader, more conservative brew — premium tea.
Dedicated to all tea lovers in Brunei Darussalam and all over the world.
“The Gryphon Tea Company has been founded with a mission to make high-quality, gourmet teas accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Founder Lim Tian Wee has long had a passion for fine teas. And it is a passion that he wants to share with the world. Gryphon is a tea company with a twist. We aspire to be a tea lifestyle company driven by the desire to present innovative gourmet food products to our consumers. Gryphon Tea is about delivering experiences and their associated memories. Each blend is unique. To me, each one also has a unique appeal and character. And of course, each tea is crafted with only the very best ingredients sourced from round the world.” — Gryphon Tea Company
Reflections of Tasek Brasserie restaurant seen on this polished exotic looking water boiler.
Tasek Brasserie provides a comfortable atmosphere to sniff a selection of 12 loose tea leaves samples.
Fancy a pot of gourmet tea during or right after a hearty meal, select from a variety of premium tea leaves from Pink Rose Buds to Pomegranate Ruby (to name a couple), add hot water, sit back and relax.
“TWG Tea was established in Singapore in celebration of the island’s great history as a trading post for teas, spices and fine epicurean products. TWG Tea, which stands for The Wellness Group, is a luxury concept that incorporates an international distribution network to professionals, unique and original retail outlets and exquisite tea rooms. A veritable tea institution, TWG Tea is passionate about sharing their expertise and has become a point of reference for tea lovers thirsty for knowledge.”
During my stay at the majestic Hotel Fort Canning earlier this year, I kept a couple of packs of the renowned TWG Tea sachets for personal consumption later. It’s been 5 months since then and last night I was in the mood for some tea right after dinner, as per TWG’s suggested serving.
"Emperor Sencha" Japanese Green Tea by TWG Tea I've kept since my stay at Hotel Fort Canning bit.ly/oES5yX earlier this year.— JAN SHIM (@janshim) August 18, 2011
TWG hand sewn 100% cotton tea bags allow whole leaf teas to develop their full and unique aroma and give them ample room to expand during infusion.
Evidently I am more a coffee person than I am tea given how much I tried resisting coffee in favour of a lighter beverage like green tea. I even switched to white tea for a few months before finding myself magnetically reattached to aromatic beans.