Like Mariah Carey re-emerging for her dedicated time in the spotlight annually, TWG Tea showcasing its latest festive tea and menu is something we can all anticipate as Christmas lights start going up.
That's not to say the brand can't be enjoyed over the rest of the year. Many of us have a favourite from the ever-expanding selection of luxury teas. If anything, 15 years is testament enough that its offerings goes beyond seasonal fancy.
For fans, the anniversary microsite maps out the archive of revolutionary moments during this ongoing legacy. The digital World of TWG extends beyond downloadable Instagram stickers and wallpapers to its inaugural Virtual World with 3D models of signature products and 360° views of some of the world’s most renowned tea estates.
Starting, obviously, with the tea, the limited edition comes off the Grand Mode Tea Collection like the holiday if it could be captured in a taste. The Happy Noel Tea blends orange peel, cinnamon, cardamom, apples and pink peppercorn. It's pretty spice-heavy from the outset, and also marks the first time the tea maker uses white tea for its festive range.
Pairing wonderfully are the sweet delicacies like the handcrafted Yule Logs. A modern rendition layers coconut sponge and Christmas Lights Tea-infused mousse with passion fruit crémeux and fresh tropical fruit, while the chocolate decadent one tops Napolean Tea-infused mousse with gold leaves and hazelnuts.
On the petite, pop-in-your-mouth side, the (you guessed it; tea-infused) Chocolate Bonbons and Pistachio Ganache are great gifts too. More so if they are for yourself.
If you want all that jazz wrapped as a dine-in setting to treat a loved one, the Festive Set Menu is another great option. From sparkling cocktails to mains and desserts, the curated selection of favourites feel especially atmospheric in the iconic locale of the different TWG Tea Salons. And fret not, these dishes infuse tea in creative ways (think Matcha Salmon) that either add subtle touch or go undetected.
When it comes to Christmas, we wouldn't exactly say it's the answer to the fatigue of baseless gift guides and restaurant recommendations, but it does a simple, quality festive experience make.
TWG Tea's Happy Noel Tea, Yule logs, Chocolate Bonbons, Pistachio Ganache, and Festive Set Menu are available until 31 December.