While Twinings has been around far longer than you and I, as well as our great great grandparents, it has taken them awhile to make it to Bangkok. Twinings opened its first tea shop in London in 1706, and are now into their 4th century as a purveyor of fine British tea, which is quite some track record! And while it may have taken some time, they have now opened their first shop in Bangkok, a Twinings tea boutique in the Central World Mall on the Atrium Zone.
In this comfy salon you can stock up on presents or personal selections for your home drinking or sample the wares on premise, with new brews such as the Queens Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Blend, which combines malty loose whole leaf teas from Assam's Brahmaputra Valley with mellow leaves from China's southwestern Yunnan Province.Twinings — Photo courtesy of Ell Brown
In case you don't know what to select or would like to learn about the history of tea, the Twinings website is full of informative tidbits on everything from the tea process to tea etiquette to facts about tea origins, blends, and anything else you might want to know about tea but were too afraid to ask (http://www.twiningsmoment.com/malaysia/knowledge/).
Besides teas, the boutique also has some nice desserts to entice you to sit down and stay awhile, and the Atrium area of Central World makes for some fine people watching.
Twinings Tea Boutique 1/F, Atrium Zone, CentralWorld, Ratchadamri Rd. Tel: 02-613-1230