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Gorgeous afternoon tea sets to try this May (and for Mother’s Day!)
Date Published : 11 May 2017

FINDS x littala Finland 100 Afternoon Tea @The Luxe Manor
This gorgeous afternoon tea set is a collaboration of the iconic Finnish design brand, littala and FINDS at The Luxe Manor. The afternoon tea is presented in littala’s classic Taika collection that features creatures in a whimsical jungle. Dark blue with small orange and white patterns, this gorgeous tea set perfectly matches the forest-y interior of FINDS. The tea set comes with savoury and sweet morsels with ingredients unique to Finland. This would include the Karelian Pastry, a thin rye crust pastry that is served in a canape-style with a moreish smoked trout. The sweet delights are a great introduction to Finland’s amazing use of unique local berries, quite hard to find in Asia. Such is the Lingonberry tart, where the tartness of the berries is matched with a creamy custard middle. The Cinnamon Custard bun that comes separately from the big plate, is a soft swirl that is an unmissable delicacy of Finnish cuisine. So if you’re looking to try some new flavours and unique ingredients unseen in other afternoon tea sets, this is one to go for. The Luxe Manor, 39 Kimberley Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui , 2522 9318; finds.com.hk

Afternoon Tea(s) @Grand Hyatt
Grand Cafe at the Grand Hyatt is serving three different afternoon tea sets at once, each with a unique theme. The first one is the Sam Dim Sam, a literal term meaning 3:15 PM, this Hong Kong-inspired tea set features Grand Cafe’s signature Hainanese chicken rice (of course as a tiny tea version), a homemade traditional dim sum that includes a BBQ pork puff pastry. Along with Hong Kong signature dessert flavours such as the egg tart and milk tea (in ice cream form!). The milk tea ice cream is an absolute must-try. The second one is the Lobsterlicious, the summery afternoon tea fitting for any lobster lover. Think warm lobster subs, lobster croquette, lobster bisque and fruity items such as the coconut mango crepe. The third one known as Tea Time Toasties is an Americana-inspired set including savoury items such as toasties (some with truffle and cheese, a combo we all love), curly fries and a selection of desserts that include an adorable mini banana split. Lobby Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, 2584 7722; hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com

"Tea with Mum" Afternoon Tea @L’Éclair de Génie
From 5th to 14th of May, L’Éclair de Génie will be presenting their Tea with Mum afternoon tea set to be available at their Pacific Place and Elements boutiques. Their signature sweet éclairs such as their No1 Salted Caramel, and their No3 Vanilla Pecans and their new savoury éclairs will be part of the set. Yes, SAVOURY éclairs, because why not? Éclairs are tiny and delectable-- perfect for afternoon tea. Some of these new flavours include the Avocado & Salmon, Gammon Ham with Parmesan & Cherry Tomato, Tuna with Avocado & Green Apple, and Cherry Tomato with Mozzarella. Other sweet pieces include the Chouquettes and the financiers that come with unique flavours of Almond Raspberry and Pistachio Orange. Yum! Shop 113, Pacific Place, Admiralty & Metal Zone, Level 1, Elements, Tsim Sha Tsui, 2155 2574; leclairdegenie.com.hk

The Enchanting Passion Afternoon Tea @Sky Lounge at the Sheraton Hong Kong
An exclusive collaboration between Spanish jewellery brand ARTĒ  and Sheraton Hong Kong introduces a luxurious afternoon tea that takes inspiration from ARTĒ Madrid’s signature Deseo collection. The afternoon tea set follows a gorgeous red and purple colour palette featuring a “Present is Love” cheesecake in the shape of a red velvet gift box. On the same tier is a traditional chocolate mud cake with edible flowers and an elegant passion fruit dome coated with raspberry jelly topped with golden foil. The savoury items include a Spanish tortilla topped with tomato coulis & spinach pesto and a classic pan de molde with anchovies & caper berry. Guests are given a complimentary ARTĒ Delicate Keychain, a perfect gift to take away with you and your mum on Mother’s Day! 18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, 2369 1111; sheratonhongkonghotel.com

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea Set @GREEN at Hotel Icon
GREEN at Hotel Icon will be serving an afternoon tea set inspired by the newly launched Luna Blossom EDT and their signature Nina EDT from Nina Ricci Parfums. This exquisite spring-themed afternoon tea will involve a mix of savouries and sweet indulgences that include a pan-seared scallop with caviar, a smoked salmon cube bruschetta and sweet indulgences such as their Strawberry Lychee Cake and Green Apple Delight. This one’s another great one for Mother’s Day where you and your mum can take away a complimentary Nina x Luna Blossom fragrance sample set along with other shopping coupons that are offered. 7 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, 3400 1189; hotel-icon.com

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