Sakura Cherry Blossom season is right around the corner and I had the pleasure of being invited to taste the new Sakura Set Menu at TWG. The Vancouver location is the Singapore luxury tea brand's first location in Canada and they offer a very extensive menu which includes over 500 teas and a variety of different tea sets and mains. On this particular tasting we tasted the 3 Course Sakura Set Menu which includes soup, main, dessert and a pot of tea. We had the Always Sakura Tea, of course. If you're interested in their afternoon tea service, read my post: Afternoon Tea at TWG.
What Does the Always Sakura Tea Taste Like?
The Always Sakura Green Tea is a green tea blended with notes of Rainier cherry and sweet florals. Its fragrant, smells appetizingly tart but isn't sour. A little bit of sugar is added to complement the flavours so it is very approachable, I found myself easily drinking several cups. This would make a nice little pick-me-up in the afternoon since it's a green tea containing some caffeine and it's astringency allows it to pair nicely with a sweet treat. That's exactly the type of tea I look for in the afternoon.
The Three Courses:
Here are the three courses to the Sakura Set Menu created especially by the executive chef of the Vancouver location. I just learned that each TWG location has their own food menu which is created by their own respective chefs. That means if you're visiting from out of town, you can be assured that there's something on the menu you haven't tried at your local TWG location.
Sakura Tea Set & Always Sakura Tea
♥ The 3 Course Sakura Tea Set is available now for $65.
Book online on Opentable or call restaurant at 604 692-0071.
Address: 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 2Y2
♥ The Always Sakura Tea is $47. The sweet blush pink collectible tin is simply divine, it will definitely make a wonderful gift for both the avid or casual tea drinker. Canadian orders can be made here.
Disclosure: This was a by-invite event. All food and beverages were complimentary. All opinions are my own.
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