As I was exiting the Jiyugaoka train station one day I noticed this adorable sign. Alas, it is for the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique. TWG Tea Company was established in Singapore in 2008 by Manoj M. Murjani and Taha Bouqdib.
So what's with the misleading year (1837) on their logo? The company claims it is a tribute to the "year when the Chamber of Commerce was founded in Singapore". They have many locations throughout the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, United Kingdom, and United Arab Emirates.
TWG stands for The Wellness Group. I was kind of hoping it stood for something that sounded a bit less corporate.
They also sell hand made tea-infused sweet and savory items.
They have a very large assortment of loose leaf teas available to purchase behind the counter as well as teabags that come beautifully wrapped and packaged.
Their tea salon was packed with ladies in the middle of the day.
They sell very ornate, expensive silver and gold teapots and cups. I didn't sit to have tea, but I did have just enough time to pop in and snap a few pictures before the lady behind the counter asked me not to take any photographs.
1-9-8 Jiyugaoka Meguro-ku Tokyo
Tel. +81 (03) 3718 1588
Monday through Sunday 11 am - 9 pm