The Little Things: Special Tea Onboard Singapore Airlines
In the midst of the bustle of travel, it's all too easy to overlook the details. We're talking about special touches others have stressed over just so you can enjoy a unique experience, whether you know it or not. Every so often we'll highlight The Little Things like this, so now you will know.
The Little Thing: Singapore Airlines' in-flight TWG Tea, specifically the "Singapore Breakfast" blend.
TWG Tea is a Singapore tea purveyor that sells the allure of Singapore's history with every teabag. Singapore Airlines chose them to provide their onboard tea variety, and the assortments (with flavor notes) are even listed in the Singapore Business and First/Suites menus. Here's what the official TWG site has to say about "Singapore Breakfast":
A tantalising elixir to inspire new beginnings, this noble TWG breakfast blend is evocative of the sophisticated harmony of Singapore. Boasting a natural blend of green tea, black tea, rich vanilla and rare spices, this tea yields a complex flavour with a sweet and lingering aftertaste.
How we came to discover this: In Singapore, we stopped into one of the TWG Tea Salons and asked the tea sommelier for a recommendation that could be considered a local or store specialty. Immediately he reached for the tin of Singapore Breakfast, saying: "This is the tea served onboard Singapore Airlines in First Class." Our memory flashed to our flight there, and the little yellow card on the teabag string. Of course it's not just in First Class, but saying so sure helps the sell.
How to get your hands on it: Fly Singapore Airlines and ask for it onboard and in their lounges. OR, if you're already in Singapore, head to one of the four TWG Salons (9 Raffles Places, ION Orchard, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands and inside Takashimaya) and buy a small, $7 SGD baggie of the loose leaf, which is good to make about 20-30 cups.