I’ll warn you now. This is a long post. I treat this blog as a journal, a place to take notes and reference things, people, and places years down the road.
- Blueberry-pomegranate tisane with rose petals
- Peach black tea with fresh rosemary
- Italian-almond black tea with elderflower syrup
- Ginger tisane with orange peels
- Green tea with jasmine and pandan (pictured)
…inside Anti:dote at Fairmont Singapore. Tea service (featuring TWG) here starts earlier in the day. That’s a very nice thing because it means you can have afternoon tea for lunch. Instead of tiers, sweets and savories come in a drawer chest. But! Before you even get to that part…
Remember how afternoon tea buffets are super popular in Asia? Most hotels offer afternoon tea tiers and afternoon tea buffets in two separate dining venues (I’ll do a complete post on this soon). And the ones who offer it in the same venue usually allow guests to select between tiers or buffets. But at St. Regis Singapore, it’s combined…everyone gets three tiers and the buffet. Here’s the breakdown…
Make sure to budget extra time at TWG, there’s always a wait. Those who have been to any Mariage Frères location will recognize the resemblance. It’s nearly identical…except Singapore-owned.
- Afternoon tea buffets are popular in Asia but almost non-existent anywhere else in the world
- Sometimes the most unattractive afternoon tea services are the most delicious. And the most attractive ones can be the least delicious. This happens more often than you’d expect.
Tea at Grand Hyatt Singapore is served at 10 SCOTTS. Most people visit for the tea buffet, but seeing as we just finished afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental Singapore, we went with the tea set. A simple two-tier affair, no scones. To drink, a tisane of baby rosebuds.