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
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”.
Victorian Rose Tea Room | 17/F, 38 Nathan Hill, 38 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui ★★★☆☆
Thai Afternoon Tea Set with Harbour View
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.
Blue Elephant Thai Brasserie | Shop 3303 Level 3 Harbour City, Gateway Blvd ★★☆☆☆
Indoor Beachy Afternoon Tea in a Wooden Box
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.
Espuma | 25/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen Road East, Wan Chai ★★★☆☆
Afternoon Tea Time in Tropical Amazon
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!
Kerry Hotel Lobby Cafe | 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong ★★★★☆
Yum Cha with Fusion Chinese Afternoon Tea
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!
Dragon Noodles Academy | Man Yee Arcade Shop G04, Man Yee Building, 68 Des Voeux Road, Central ★★★★★
Now you know where to go when you are looking for a good quality afternoon tea...