My favorite thing to do in HK is having afternoon tea. No other city in Asia does it quite as well. We’ve checked out the afternoon tea service at all the major hotels including the Intercontinental Hong Kong, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Island Shangri-La, The Langham, The Ritz-Carlton (the original and a limited run chocolate tea collaboration). Posts to come on Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula Hong Kong, different versions of afternoon tea at Intercontinental Hong Kong, and Four Seasons Hong Kong. But! For today. To get to afternoon tea at The Upper House…
…take the elevator to the 49th floor…
…ask for a corner seat by the window…
…and order the Cafe Gray Tea (a blend of lemongrass with lemon balm, ginger, and roselle)…
…to go with your afternoon tea set.
Peking duck cone with hoisin.
Open-faced mozzarella, tomato, and pesto sandwich.
Quiche lorraine with pickled pearl onions.
Egg and smoked salmon finger sandwich. And then it is time for scones.
Warm black currant scones…
…with raspberry jam, lemon curd, amber clove honey, and clotted cream.
A dollop of each.
This chocolate chip-banana bread was served on the same tier as the scones…do not miss.
Then, sweets! Raspberry and balsamic macarons.
Mandarin orange cheesecake with a shortbread crust.
Chocolate and pistachio opera cake.
Pineapple and coconut tartlet.
Matcha and lychee coupe with white chocolate crumbs.