Tempting New Afternoon Teas for Autumn 2019

Time to get the girls together and enjoy an afternoon escape at one of these glamorous and cosy afternoon teas.

8 Oct 2019 — By Catherine Stewart / Food / Restaurants / Taste
autumn 2019 afternoon teas

We’ve found these new afternoon tea sets around Hong Kong that we think you’ll love.

Magic Pink Afternoon Tea at The Langham

Langham pink afternoon tea

Magic Pink afternoon tea at The Langham

This special tea set in the Palm Court Lobby Lounge features a selection of pretty-in-pink sweet and savoury treats beautifully presented on elegant Wedgwood teaware and a traditional three-tier English afternoon tea stand. And for every Magic Pink Afternoon Tea sold, there will be a donation of HK$10 to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. The sweet delights on offer include the Pink Lady, a cheesecake Magnum popsicle with raspberry jam and pink chocolate coating and the Pinkie Lamington, a rose essence lamington cake adorned with strawberry ganache coating and shredded coconut. Diners can opt for the Deluxe Menu, which includes a glass of champagne or one of three ‘pink’ cocktails designed exclusively for the Magic Pink Afternoon Tea.

Cost:       $368 per person and $628 for two, Deluxe menu is $548 per person and $918 for two
When:    until 17 November, weekdays from 3pm-5:30pm and on weekends and public holidays in two sittings, from 2.15pm-4.15pm and 4.30pm-6.30pm
Where:   Palm Court, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon | 2375 6611 | [email protected]


Tory Burch Autumn Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental

Tory Burch afternoon tea at InterContinental

Tory Burch afternoon tea at The InterContinental

The stunning harbour views from the InterContinental’s Lobby Lounge make a perfect setting for afternoon tea, and this autumn’s afternoon tea set is inspired by Tory Burch’s Fall/Winter aesthetic of autumn colours and floral designs. The menu showcases the flavours of the season and savoury highlights include Foie Gras & Chestnut Parfait and Gruyere & Bacon Tartlet. Meanwhile those of us with sweet tooths will be delighted by the Raspberry and Rose Tartlet and Pistachio and Apricot Opera Cake.

Cost:       HK$688 for two persons +10% service charge, inclusive of two Gift Cards for 10% off all full priced items, plus a complimentary Tory Burch gift upon presentation of the gift card at the Tory Burch K11 Musea Boutique.
When:    Until end November 2019. Monday-Friday 2.30pm-6pm and Saturday/Sunday/Public Holiday 1.30pm – 6pm
Where:  Lobby Lounge, InterContinental, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon | 2721 1211 | [email protected]


Shanghai Tang “Back to The Roots” Afternoon Tea at Café 103

Shanghai Tang afternoon tea

Shanghai Tang afternoon tea at Cafe 103

Undoubtedly the most ‘elevated’ afternoon tea spot in Hong Kong, the views from 103rd floor at ICC make a fantastic backdrop to any gathering. This Fall Café 103 has collaborated with Shanghai Tang to create its latest afternoon tea set. Presented in a three-tiered tea stand shaped to mimic the birdcage – an iconic collectable in Chinese culture – this Chinese-inspired afternoon tea set includes sweet delicacies such as the Mandarin Almond Financier with Mandarin Cream and Freeze-Dried Mandarin and the Licorice Gelee and Cream with Red Dates.  Savoury bites to look forward to include Baked BBQ Pork with Cheese and Onion Egg Tart using ‘Char Siu’ and a Foie Gras Mousse with Caviar Blinis.

Cost:        $428 for one, $698 for two. Additional $198 for glass of Veuve Cliquot Brut Yellow Label NV champagne. Receive a complimentary notebook upon any purchase at Shanghai Tang stores in Hong Kong.
When:    until 17 November 2019, daily 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Where:   Café 103, Level 103, The Ritz Carlton | 2263 2270 | [email protected]


Jiangnan Afternoon Tea at Old Bailey

Old Bailey afternoon tea

Afternoon tea at Old Bailey

Old Bailey introduces a unique new afternoon tea experience that highlights Jiangnan delicacies and a carefully sourced selection of Chinese teas by local craft tea shop, Plantation by teakha. The tea set will feature bite-sized portions of Old Bailey’s tasty signature dishes including Yangzhou Crystal Pork Terrine, Nanjing Salted Duck, Fresh Local Bean Curd Sheet with sesame oil and Traditional Xiaolongbao with Iberico pork. Unique sweet treats include Organic Soymilk Pudding, Jujube Paste Crispy Crepe, the “Rolling Donkey” made with glutinous rice roll, red bean paste and toasted peanut, and the Chocolate Snowy Glutinous Riceballs.

Cost:       $388 for two including regular coffee or tea, or $468 for two with specialty tea by Plantation by teakha. $638 for two with a glass of Perrier-Jouet champagne
When:    daily from 14 October
Where:  Old Bailey, Tai Kwun | 2877 8711 | [email protected]


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