Tea at 1024 is the first place I had afternoon tea…back in 8th grade. This downtown tea shop just celebrated their 14th (!) anniversary. Pretty impressive for a place that’s open only three hours a day.
The best table is the one in the window alcove right on Nuuanu Street. Pardon my knees :)
One wall is lined with dozens of teacups and saucers. Pick one and bring it to the table. The owner sources tea from a number of places found on her travels. We’re drinking Darjeeling and Earl Grey.
Salad to start! Spinach, feta, blueberries and strawberries with mustard vinaigrette.
Tea sandwiches are made with half wheat and white bread. Crusts off with that homemade feel. The complete opposite from what you’ll find at The Kahala, Halekulani, and Moana Surfrider. Pick two types of sandwiches per person. We shared Chicken Curry with Apple, Tomato and Cheddar, Crab and Olive, and the Smoked Salmon with Pesto.
And now on to the sweets!
Raisin and blueberry scones baked by the pastry chef from Stage Restaurant. Comes with strawberry jam and clotted cream.
Moist and fudgy chocolate cakes with an equally intense whipped cream.
Lilikoi and lemon bars on shortbread.
Remember the amazing caramel cuts served at Punahou School? I think this is the same recipe!
We were craving a drink post-tea…so off to the bar at Longhi’s. That’s li hing mui on the rim ^_^