Afternoon Tea, whatelse?

It’s summer, yes, but, it’s always the right time for afternoon tea.

And, the afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hong Kong is a must. To try once in a life in one of the most elegant meeting place in the city. Why? For the atmosphere and the tradition. In fact, this is one of the few traditions left in the city from its colonial period. Once the hottest ticket in town for Governors, Generals and visiting royalty, the Peninsula Hotel has been serving up tea since 1928.  

The tea is Earl Grey, naturally, although you can also choose less fragrant breakfast tea. This comes served with a classical selection of finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones on a tiered silver platter.

 On the sandwiches, you’ll get cheese, cucumber and other straightforward classics served on crustless white bread. Stuffed with raisins they are served with jam and Devonshire clotted cream (rarely found on Hong Kong tea menus….).

Afternoon tea is offered at the Peninsula every day from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Lobby does not accept reservations and…. remember that at weekends you may need to queue before getting a seat.