Posts Tagged ‘tea’
Our flight home to San Francisco was not until 10:30 in the evening but we had to check out of the hotel by 2pm. How to spend those hours in between?
Shopping. And tea. More fancy tea.
After no less than 3 hours at our secret shopping spot where I bought 5 more coats, we MTRed it over Central to try our high tea luck at the Four Seasons. While the Peninsula is regal, the Four Seasons is new school bougie. We got a big table with velvet couches and arm chairs right next to the piano.
Every guidebook will tell you to head The Peninsula Hotel for high tea. You can thank the British for this tradition. Tea for two will set you back HKD388 (divide by 7 for the USD equivalent). We ordered that plus a slice of chocolate cake which was more like chocolate mousse. For max satisfaction stick with the tea service.
I found 4 containers of free leaf tea at work and was intrigued. I grabbed a Teance brand jasmine white tea packet and popped it into some steamy water. Very pretty, would be nice to have when you have guests over for afternoon tea or an after dinner drink. I’m not too well versed in flowers but it looks like a dried chrysanthemum infused with tea and dyed on one side. The tea itself is quite mild (white tea generally is) and the jasmine is not overly fragrant. For some reason whenever I’d take a sip, I’d catch a faint whiff of corn. Random, I know. It was a nice and visually appealing treat although I didn’t really like the little bits of flower that started floating around.