Luxury fine tea purveyor TWG Tea, launched its flagship store at The Gardens Mall in Kuala Lumpur to much fanfare last week. It marks TWG Tea’s fifth tea salon in Malaysia, located in a prime position on the mall’s ground floor flanked by luxury brands, making it an ideal spot for guests to take a breather between shopping. “The launch of TWG Tea’s flagship store reflects a promising demand for fine teas,” said Sharan Valiram, executive director of the Valiram Group, the exclusive partner for the brand in Malaysia. TWG Tea’s co-founder and president Taha Bouqdib also graced the event, accompanied by the brand’s co-founders Maranda Barnes and Rith Aum-Stievenard. “We are delighted to see the growth of TWG Tea in Malaysia and elsewhere as it is the fulfillment of our vision to offer an impeccable variety of fine teas,” said Bouqdib, a Frenchman of Moroccan origin with over 20 years of experience as a tea expert, and whose passion for teas remains at the heart of the company. Bouqdib personally travels to source and select TWG’s range of teas that are processed and blended to exacting standards for consistency. “Malaysians love exploring and experimenting with the range of teas available at TWG salons,” he added. Similarly to all TWG Tea salons, the one at The Gardens exudes calm and tranquility that is perfect for quiet conservations and enjoyment of fine teas paired with a carefully curated menu.