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Funky new afternoon tea sets to try this summer
Date Published : 05 Jul 2017

Circus snacks, honey scones and Tom Yum macaroons, these are only some of the delights you can try from these new (& quirky) afternoon tea sets to pop out this summer.

'Tropical Sunset' afternoon tea @Lobby Lounge Conrad Hong Kong
Lobby Lounge is collaborating with French brand BY TERRY for the Tropical Sunset Afternoon Tea Set inspired by BY TERRY’s new summer cosmetic collection. It features bright and vibrant colours, tropical flavours of fresh fruit and seafood, and summer cocktails alongside the tea set. Each guest receives a complimentary gift set of BY TERRY beauty products to take home. Some of the savouries include a sandwich with foie gras, port wine gel & dragon fruit filling and a squid-ink toast topped with snow crab meat & passion fruit cream. Other unique choices are the Kataifi with prawn and pineapple salsa, an afternoon tea take on the Middle Eastern classic. Other sweeter morsels include the coconut rum flavoured By Terry macaroon, the pina colada éclair and a basket of scones. Cocktails include the Eternal Summer Tea, with infused gin, lemon juice, syrup, and egg white.  Lobby Level, Conrad Hong Kong, 88 Queensway, Pacific Place, 2521 3888; conradhotels.comHoney afternoon tea @The Langham
Honey lovers you can’t miss this one! In a collaboration with Guerlain, The Langham is featuring a honey afternoon tea set that features honey in pretty much every single tasty morsel. The tea set is an introduction to Guerlain's new Abeille Royale Collection of skin repairing products using exclusive honey from Ouessant. Dessert highlights include ‘The Bee’, a golden macaron filled with dark chocolate & honey nectar. ‘Chocolate’, a mini tartlet made with salty caramel, honey ganache & milk chocolate and ‘Honeycomb’ made with Earl Grey crémeus, honey, orange jelly, chunks of homemade honeycomb & gold dusted white chocolate pearls. For savouries, you can look forward to the smoked salmon dome stuffed with crab salad, lavender-infused honey glazed duck breast with cucumber and cheese and a variety of different mini sandwiches. 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2375 1133; langhamhotels.com'CIRCO DI TOSCA' afternoon tea @Tosca
Italian restaurant Tosca will be serving a scrumptious afternoon tea using the “Alessi Circus” collection by Marcel Wanders. This circus-themed afternoon tea features circus big-top patterns as plates and bowls. Red, white, yellow and black, classic circus colours seem to be a theme throughout the tableware, each one filled with multi-coloured morsels reminiscent of old-school American circus treats. Highlights include fried pizzas, crunchy spaghetti, hot dogs with black truffle, assorted doughnuts, and a variety of circus treats such as popcorn, apple candy, cotton candy and crispy almonds. To complete the fantasy, magicians will appear on stage during the afternoon tea course. Level 102, The Ritz-Carlton, 2263 2270; ritzcarlton.com

French afternoon tea @Cafe Épure
For an afternoon of sweet fancies, Cafe Épure’s new afternoon tea is a must-try this summer. Expect French delights such as their foie gras with cranberries and gingerbread, black truffle lobster sandwiches, lemon curd choux, a selection of their DALLOYAU macaroons and of course their signature raspberry opera cake.  Cafe Épure always infuses unique flavours to their bread, and it's apparent in their orange madeleines and orange afternoon tea scones. Prepare for a delightful sugar rush! Shop 403, Level 4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3185 8331; epure.hkVietnamese cuisine-inspired afternoon tea @Le Soleil
A summer afternoon tea set featuring Vietnamese delights will be available at Vietnamese restaurant Le Soleil. Featuring adorable flower ramekins and plates from French cookware brand LE CREUSET, this unique high tea focuses on Vietnamese desserts such as coconut jelly with mango tapioca, black sticky rice with fresh mango in coconut sauce, coconut layer cake and fresh mango and coconut cake. Savoury highlights include lemongrass shrimp cake and sea bass spring rolls. 69 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon, 2721 5215; rghk.com.hkL'OOCITANE en Provence afternoon tea @Jouer Patisserie
Upon any purchase of L'OOCITANE en Provence products, customers will receive a special promotion offering reduced prices on the new L'OOCITANE en Provence afternoon tea. The afternoon tea, along with the traditional tea and scones, features macarons with unconventional flavours: Chinese vinegar & ginger , mango pomelo, tom yum, kaya (coconut jam) & salt, Hong Kong style milk tea, cosmopolitan and even Japanese mentaiko (fish roe). The promotion lasts until the end of July. 1 Sau Wa Fong, Wan Chai, 2528 6577; jouer.hk

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