Having an afternoon tea doesn’t just stop with a few finger sandwiches and a cup of Boh – these days, it’s a total package that includes a range of exotic teas, savouries and sweets that can keep you occupied for a good couple of hours. Newens Tea House is an old hand at delivering such an experience, and for the year 2018 they have come up with A Journey Through Tea, a series of monthly high tea sets inspired by various tea cultures around the world.
January saw the tea house promoting classic favourites through their English High Tea set, which includes orange pekoe tea accompanied by a three-tier tray comprising finger sandwiches with salmon, beef and cucumber; cheese crackers; English trifle and red velvet cake. It also featured their house special, the Maids of Honour – a curd cheese tart that originated during the time of King Henry VIII.
Here’s what you can expect for the next two months.
This month of February sees the debut of the Spring in China set, which includes Shanghainese sizzling chicken dumplings, osmanthus flower jelly with water chestnuts, steamed layer cake with custard cream and salted egg yolk, egg tarts and pineapple tarts. This set is accompanied with Pai Mu Tan tea – a sweet, mild Chinese tea made from unopened tea buds.
In March, you’ll get to indulge in the Cherry Blossom afternoon tea set, created to coincide with Japan’s cherry blossom season. The set pairs fragrant wild cherry tea with Japanese-themed bites like California hand rolls, salmon sashimi, tamago makimono (omelettes in a roll), kani makimono (crabmeat in a roll) and cute mini cakes.
Each set for two is priced at RM150, and is available daily, 2.30-5.30pm.