What's the best thing to do in summer? It's too hot in Hong Kong at the moment. Nothing is better than enjoying a relaxing tea time with friends in places with air conditioning, right? It seems like everywhere has offered afternoon tea set, but what makes it a good one so that no one can literally resist it? In this article, you will find out five different styles of afternoon tea that you might want to try this summer 2019! Read on to keep your mouth watering!
Authentic English Afternoon Tea in Hong Kong
Victorian Rose Tea Room
17/F, 38 Nathan Hill, 38 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
If you are looking for an authentic and traditional English afternoon tea, this is the place to go. When I stepped into their tea room, I thought I was in a different parallel space. This place has turned back in time to the Victorian period. Whoever loves to drink tea as a queen or a princess, you really have to come here as they provide a huge variety of hair accessories from sparkling crowns to elegant fascinators for you to be wearing during your tea time. It’s not just as simple as drinking tea but also a special experience! The food was good but a bit overpriced. There was one waiter served us like we killed his parents. (I’m serious and I’m not kidding.) But other than that it was a lovely experience except this “exceptional extraordinary customer service”.
Overall 總括而言: ★★★☆☆
Thai Afternoon Tea Set with Harbour View
Blue Elephant Thai Brasserie 藍象泰國餐廳
Shop 3303 Level 3 Harbour City, Gateway Blvd
Bad customer service could ruin everything; and I could tell you that this one’s in Harbour City was even terrible. I felt so sorry for myself for having paid so much money to have such services. I was attracted by their posters in front of their restaurant since it looked so nice on the photo. I have to admit that I really liked it at first sight because it seemed to have potential for social media platforms. The only thing special in this afternoon tea set was durian tart which I’m not even fond of it therefore I hadn’t even had a go. I guess if you are a fan of durian, you might love it. But once again, photos are always for reference only.
服務態度不佳很容易便會把美好的一切都破壞了，我可以告訴你，這家在海港城裡的藍象餐廳，可以說是更糟糕。我簡直是覺得我對不起了我自己，居然付了那麼多錢去買這種服務。一開始我是被他們家的海報騙了進去，因為看起來就超吸引的呢，而且好像很有打卡發圖的潛力呢。這裡最特別的點心可以說是榴蓮撻，可是我又不喜歡榴蓮，所以也沒吃。如果你們喜歡，可能還是可以去嘗一下吧。不過這再次證明了，圖片永遠都是只供參考的。 Overall 總括而言: ★★☆☆☆
Indoor Beachy Afternoon Tea in a Wooden Box
25/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen Road East, Wan Chai
This is definitely the summer vibe to have a beach themed afternoon tea indoor! The experience was so cool! A music box playing the sound of wave came with the wooden box which filled with so much savoury and sweets. It's like having an indoor picnic with such a cute setting. I'm not sure if it was meant to be like that but the food arrived cold. I would love it more if they served them warm instead. It was such a fun afternoon tea overall.
Overall 總括而言: ★★★☆☆
Afternoon Tea Time in Tropical Amazon
Kerry Hotel Lobby Cafe 嘉里酒店大堂咖啡廳
38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
An afternoon tea from Kerry Hotel crossover a Paris jewellery brand Les Nereides could never disappoint you if you are either a fashion lover or a foodie. This was the most expensive afternoon tea set I've ever had this summer. As you get what you pay for, this set has included everything you would dream of; a delicate bracelet and a shopping coupon from Les Nereides, a rich collection of sweet and savoury gourmets, a nice view, amazing customer service and a free tropical mocktail if you posted a picture of the tea set on Instagram with their hashtag. I first ordered a chocolate with ice and I didn't like it at all... it was too thick and I wanted something fresh instead. And the mocktail saved my life. This afternoon tea was in a high standard and I wish they could lower the price next summer... hahaha!
嘉里酒店跟巴黎首飾品牌 Les Nereides 聯乘品作的下午茶肯定不會讓時尚愛好者和美食家失望的。這個下午茶套餐可說是我在這個夏天裡吃過的最貴了，不過當然是一分錢一分貨，這套餐裡面包含了一條 Les Nereides 手錬、購物優惠卷、美景、完美的服務，當然少不了各種豐富的甜品和美食。另外只要在 Instagram 上打卡和加上他們的標籤，還會再送上一杯免費的夏日無酒精雞尾酒！我本來是點了他們的冰巧克力，結果因為太濃，喝不下去了，這杯免費的飲料簡直就是救了的一命！這下午茶套餐非常高質，希望他們下個夏天會減價吧哈哈！ Overall 總括而言: ★★★★☆
Yum Cha with Fusion Chinese Afternoon Tea
Dragon Noodles Academy 龍麵館
Man Yee Arcade Shop G04, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road, Central
You were wrong if you thought dim sum from Hong Kong couldn‘t be placed on a triple decker dish-rack. This afternoon tea set was so good that I couldn’t find anything to complain with. I loved the fusion of western and Cantonese food. My favourite was the shrimp dumplings with crab! That’s very special as I have never had that in my life before, at least not in a traditional dim sum restaurant. I will definitely come back and try something else because this one was the cheapest one from here I’ve tried this summer!
如果你以為港式點心不能放在三層點心架上，那你就錯了！這下午茶真的是超級棒，我完全找不到可以投訴的地方。我喜歡這中西混合的點心，而我最喜歡的是他們家的半蝦半蟹餃！真的是超級特別！這跟平時的港式飲茶很不一樣，至少我從來沒有在傳統的點心店吃過這樣的。我一定會再來嘗嘗其他點心，而且重點是，這家的下午茶套餐是這文章裡面最便宜的一家！ Overall 總括而言: ★★★★★
Now you know where to go when you are looking for a good quality afternoon tea...