Wow. Hong Kong does afternoon tea incredibly well. In my dream world, I spend my afternoons with family and friends chatting and laughing in Hong Kong, while having organic teas and goodies from all over the world. Afternoon tea is taken seriously in Hong Kong, and boy, was I ever spoiled with decadent tea times.
Today, I am sharing my most memorable three afternoon tea spots in Hong Kong. Note, all of these places come with a dress code of smart/casual – I would even add a hint of sass.
The Lobby at Peninsula
Afternoon tea at Peninsula’s The Lobby is quintessentially elegant and classic. Peninsula opened its doors in 1928 as the one of the finest hotel in the east and it still holds a top reputation to date. As you enter the hotel during tea times, you’re hit with sounds of live band playing classical music as you gaze through the cream interior, gold accents and chandeliers. To the left and right is The Lobby where their infamous afternoon tea is served. The tea, the savory and sweet bites, the music, the glittering – absolute divine.
Price: HK $598 + 10% service charge for a tea set for two
The Lounge at Four Seasons
If you avoid gluten in your diet like me, with 24 hours request ahead, The Lounge at Four Seasons caters to your gluten free needs. The tea set is gorgeous and delicious. The atmosphere is modern yet classy. The large windows, decadent flower arrangements, the live piano music…. in love, I might say. What is there not to love about sipping on organic tea with delicious treats lost in the sounds of classical music through a grand piano.
Price: HK $470 + 10% service charge for a tea set for two
MO Bar at Landmark Mandarin Oriental
The MO Bar at Landmark Mandarin Oriental is always up to something innovative. They are renowned for creating lush pastries in collaborations with famous luxury brands – likes of Jimmy Choo, Chloe, Stella McCartney to name a few. On my visit, I was bedazzled by a newly created tea set called, ‘Perfect in Pink and Purple’ afternoon tea set which included their signature violet and blueberry jam, jointed created by their own culinary director Richard Ekkebus and world champion jam maker, Francis Miot.
The afternoon teas are complemented by a selection of premier teas and coffees, including free flowing cold-infused hibiscus and blank current Jing tea.
Price: HK $496 on weekdays and $576 on weekends + 10% service charge for a tea set for two