Spring in a drink
TWG Tea’s interpretation of the Japanese national pastime of picnicking under cherry blossoms in bloom takes the form of fragrant floral tea, packaged in bright yellow and gold. Aptly named Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea, the beverage pays homage not just to Hanami – the sakura festival with origins from the Nara Period in the 8th century – but also evokes the revelry that comes with the celebration of the end of winter. And as no afternoon tea is complete with a saccharine accompaniment, the Sakura! Sakura! Edition includes tea-infused macarons with a green tea-flavoured and cherry blossom-perfumed ganache middle. S$40 for the Sakura! Sakura! Haute Couture Tea and S$12, S$24, and S$48 for a macaron gift box of 6, 12 and 24. Available at all TWG Tea outlets from April onwards.