Tiffin Afternoon Tea – Langham Hotel, Hong Kong

It’s no secret that I love high teas :) So if you’re a fan like me, you’ll have to make a trip to Hong Kong because so many places offer it and I find them to be relatively cheaper than the high teas we have in Melbourne ~ I’ve visited the Langham Hotel in Hong Kong before and dined at a couple of their restaurants and would recommend the Main St Deli for their burgers. I’ve also had drinks at the Palm Court before but wasn’t aware that they offered high tea there.

Palm Court, Langham Hotel HK

Palm Court, Langham Hotel HK

I was definitely surprised and slightly overwhelmed when I received an email from the Langham hotel in HK inviting me to try their afternoon tea set. I was also asked to bring a friend so I invited Win Win because she loves high tea as much as I do :) Because we couldn’t find a baby sitter we decided to bring my little nephew Aden with us, thankfully the staff at Palm Court were very understanding and made us feel so welcomed.

Smile Aden!

Smile Aden!

Here’s my naughty but nice nephew Aden :) I’m sure regular readers would recognise him, he’s grown up quite a bit and I can’t believe he’s actually turning 4 this year! Time honestly flies by without you knowing! Perhaps because he was so well behaved he was also given his own mini afternoon tea set for only $98HKD ($14AUD) which is basically a smaller version of the one you’re going to see in this post ~

Win Win and I really like the ambience of the Palm Court it’s got the traditional Victorian feeling to it, with light music playing in the background and I really liked the silver that they used it was super shiny giving that regal feeling ~ I can imagine sitting here all afternoon chatting to my girlfriends.

Starting with some champagne

Starting with some champagne

Another surprise from Langham, they organised for our afternoon tea with some champagne and not only that it was Veuve Clicquot which I absolutely adore. I use to really like Moet and Chandon but lately, I’m starting to find that I enjoy the Veuve Clicquot more ~

 

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Of course Aden is a little bit too young to start drinking! So they offered him a hot chocolate which he kindly accepted. We had to keep telling him to slow down and not scull the drink! For blogging purposes :P I took a sip of his hot chocolate, and was warm milk lightly flavoured with chocolate, I personally would have preferred it with a richer chocolate flavour. However, this is probably great for little kids as it’s not too sweet.

Tiffan Afternoon Tea $428HKD ($62AUD) for two +10% Service Charge

Tiffan Afternoon Tea $428HKD ($62AUD) for two +10% Service Charge

Now that we’ve settled in having a drink, staff then came to explain that they offer two afternoon tea sets – Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and The Beast. The first being more fruit based and the latter has more chocolate and sweeter desserts. Both sets come with the same savoury items as you can see on the bottom layer with selection of sandwiches such as slow cooked chicken and foie gras warp and smoked salmon with horseradish cream. I’m a simple person and enjoyed the sandwich with the egg perhaps quail egg the most ~

Moving onto Sweets!

They were very attentive and decided to split the afternoon tea set and to allow me try both sets. From the Sleeping Beauty desserts (on the left) there is mango coconut tartlet, raspberry brioche, passionfruit fruit quark cheesecake. I was particularly impressed with the crisp profiterole with green apple even though the filling was a little sour the pastry was done very well. On the right is the desserts from Beauty and The Beast with hazelnut and chocolate chip cupcake, Opera cake and bitter chocolate and vanilla cream tartlet. Hard to pick my favourite but it’s probably the little tarlet because the flavours complimented each other so well.

More sweets!

More sweets!

Then there were more treats on the top layer, definitely my type of high tea. With three types of chocolate bark in the shot glass on the left, followed by the lemon ‘marshmallow’ macaron, panna cotta and the last was a chocolate mousse with a berry jelly filling topped with fresh cream.

Scones with clotted cream and preserves

Scones with clotted cream and preserves

I was so naive and thought that because we already had too much food, we won’t get scones hahaha but that’s not true we got some scones to share which came with clotted cream and strawberry jam and I think it was rose preserves (please correct me if I’m wrong).

Cream first? Jam first?

Cream first? Jam first?

I always have this argument with my friends, is it cream first or jam first? I’m definitely a cream first sort of girl but decided to conform and do it the ‘right’ way according to my friends hehe ~ No matter which way you eat them, scones are always good and these did not disappoint with a slight crust and still slightly warm inside.

English Breakfast Tea

English Breakfast Tea

To finish up and help with digestion, I got an English Breakfast tea :) Can’t help but thank Langham Hotel for their generosity Win Win and I had a wonderful time at Palm Court and really enjoyed the high tea. Would definitely recommend it for other high tea addicts out there, and don’t forget the Langham Hotel is in a great location. Right off Canton Rd in Tsim Sha Tsui, trust me it’s every girls dream there! They have literally all the brands you can imagine ~

Daisy and WinWin@Nevertoosweet dined at as guests of Palm Court, Langham Hotel HK 

 

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15 thoughts on “Tiffin Afternoon Tea – Langham Hotel, Hong Kong

  1. viveka April 5, 2014 at 4:43 am Reply

    Wonderful post .. and your images are fantastic – I can see that high tea has changed a lot. I had high tea at the Peninsula Hotel a couple of times in the 70’s – it was fantastic too.
    Now I’m planning to go back to Hong Kong – and I will go back to Peninsula, but I will give this a try too.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 11, 2014 at 5:08 pm Reply

      Thank you so much :) Oh wow in the 70s that a long time ago, you really should plan a trip bak to hong Kong because it changes so much all the time !

      • viveka April 11, 2014 at 5:34 pm Reply

        I can image how much it has changed – HK is very high up on my bucket list – going to do in combination with Dubai and Australia. Could be already next year.
        Hong Kong I have such fantastic memories from.

  2. hotlyspiced April 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply

    What a lovely afternoon you must have had with your sister and Aden. And yes, he has certainly grown up since I last saw a photo of him. I think the food and the presentation and that beautiful champagne flute filled with Veuve is just lovely. It really sets the scene for a delightful afternoon. I’m glad Aden was well behaved so you could enjoy it xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm Reply

      Thanks Charlie :) we had a good time, Aden wasn’t too bad he was asking a lot of questions and wanted to touch and eat all the food before I took any photos but I wouldn’t expect anymore from a little 3 year old hehe ~ the Veuve has definitely become one of my favourite champers! Have a wonderful weekend xx

  3. Mrs Organised @ AppleBee Lane April 5, 2014 at 6:53 pm Reply

    The presentation of the High Tea Platters is just superb and I definitely agree with Charlie about the champagne flute … it’s just gorgeous!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm Reply

      The champagne definitely accentuated the whole afternoon tea experience hehe :)

  4. winstonthehungryexcavator April 5, 2014 at 8:26 pm Reply

    What a nice bonding sesh with your lovely sister and nephew! So good to have opportunities like these to create memories with one another. And helps to have a blogger sis/aunt to take them out for yummy meals ;)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet April 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm Reply

      Thank Winston :) Always fun to spend time with my nephew and sister! Just wished we had more time together hehe just hard with working in Australia but hopefully will be able to spend more time with them when I go back to HK!

  5. Choc Chip Uru April 6, 2014 at 6:37 am Reply

    Aww your sister and you and a high tea, how could bonding get any better? Delicious scones, they are so fluffy :D
    And I love the wonderful photos of so many cute desserts!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  6. Peita April 6, 2014 at 7:53 am Reply

    Another great reason to visit HK again!! Yum x

  7. Helen | Grab Your Fork April 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm Reply

    lol definitely a jam first supporter! that way you can accidentally dollop on too much cream :)

  8. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella April 7, 2014 at 9:30 am Reply

    Ooh yay for the scones! It’s just not afternoon tea without them is it? :D

  9. gourmetgetaway April 9, 2014 at 10:49 am Reply

    What a beautiful setting to enjoy high tea! All the food looks absolutely gorgeous too! I will have to make an effort to get there when I am in HK

  10. milkteaxx April 11, 2014 at 3:51 pm Reply

    i love love love high tea too! its so overpriced here, must go to ALL high teas when im next in hk.

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