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High-End Sojourns with Over-the-Top Afternoon Tea in Asia

To cool of the tropical heat in the afternoon, these top-notch hotels and resorts in Asia offer sensational sets of Afternoon Tea, curated by their skillful culinary team, along with engaging experiences unique to each stay.

 

Thailand – Meliá Koh Samui

Luxurious afternoon tea by award-winning executive chef Azizskandar Awang with a selection of premium TWG loose teas and the obligatory scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, as well as more tastebuds-pampering bites. Held every Saturday from 15:00 until 18:00.

ON THE MENU:

  • lemon and pistachio éclair
  • canelé de Bordeaux
  • chocolate mousse and strawberry macaroon
  • passion fruit, chocolate croustillant and raspberry
  • egg, mayo and mixed cress
  • grilled brie cheese and cranberry
  • cucumber, dill and cream cheese
  • smoked salmon finger

VENUE:

Yod Maprao, a stunning room with floor-to-ceiling windows affording spectacular vistas of the resort’s infinity pool and Choeng Mon Beach.

PRICES:

THB 800 (USD 25) per person (add Nua Prosecco or Moët & Chandon Piccolo for an extra cost)

 

Thailand – Banyan Tree Samui

A heavenly opportunity of having an afternoon tea for two by an infinity pool overlooking the frisky sun-dappled sea.

ON THE MENU:

  • English Tea set – Earl Grey, fresh scones and clotted cream
  • Mango Paradise Tea set – mango-flavored eclairs, tarts, mousse, cheesecake, macarons, and more

VENUE:

The pleasure can be all yours right at your beautiful secluded villa.

PRICES:

USD 30 – 35 per set

 

Vietnam – The Anam Cam Ranh

The Anam fondles your peaceful afternoon with your beloved one with a set of indulging afternoon tea crafted by professional culinary team who knows so well how to make your day.

ON THE MENU:

  • English and raisin scones with jam and clotted cream
  • Bailey’s cheesecake, coconut tart and macaron
  • a ham and cheese sandwich
  • grilled pork belly with mustard seed sauce and mini ciabatta
  • a caprese burger

VENUE:

At the guest’s villa or other scenic locations across the resort of the guest’s choosing.

PRICES:

USD 15++ per person

 

Vietnam – Banyan Tree Lang Co

Banyan Tree Lang Co is very well-known for stunning traditiondal architecture amidst the mountains and the gleaming East Sea. For an ultimate Vietnamese sense, a special set of afternoon tea served in bamboo baskets are served right at your door on a daily basis.

ON THE MENU:

  • a choice of premium teas
  • nem lui (pork on lemongrass skewers)
  • banh ngot (sweet cakes)

VENUE:

At your exquisite villa.

PRICES:

Complimentary daily for villa guests.

 

Vietnam – Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

Afternoon tea at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is now featuring an all-new selection of all good things you can savour in an afternoon in a stunning setting.

ON THE MENU:

  • traditional sandwiches
  • oven-fresh scones
  • scrumptious patisseries
  • signature madeleines
  • an expanded menu of teas from around the world, from bold Assam tea from India to locally produced Vietnamese teas

VENUE:

Le Club Bar, a bright, airy venue with a timeless feel overlooking the hotel’s garden courtyard.

PRICES:

VND 690,000++ (USD 30)

 

Vietnam – Azerai La Residence, Hue

In Vietnam’s former imperial capital, Azerai La Residence, Hue boasts its breathtaking architectural finesse, while offering daily afternoon tea with a fascinating will that will leave you relentlessly impressed.

ON THE MENU:

  • Traditional Afternoon Tea – mini club sandwiches, mini quiche, assorted sweet pastries, local special sweets, classic English tea or freshly brewed coffee
  • Sparkling Afternoon Tea – all of the above plus a glass of Jean-Louis Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine

VENUE:

Le Gouverneur, the stylish Art Deco-inspired bar located just off the hotel’s main lobby, as well as outside in the verdant gardens with an amazing view.

PRICES:

Traditional Afternoon Tea – VND 450,000++ for two persons

Sparkling Afternoon Tea – VND 750,000+ for two persons

 

Japan – Zentis Osaka

Afternoon tea at Osaka’s newest hotel is designed by a rising culinary star, Chef Shinya Otsuchihashi, who brings his French and Japanese cooking skills to create an afternoon tea that bridges the cuisine of the two cultures. The tea service is from 14:00 – 17:30 daily.

ON THE MENU:

  • matcha financiers
  • passionfruit & coconut macaroons
  • edamame blancmange
  • chilled soups

VENUE:

UPSTAIRZ

PRICES:

A two hour afternoon tea starts at JPY 4,500++ (USD 42) and a glass of champagne can be added for JPY 1,000++ (USD 9)

 

Indonesia: Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana

At Tanah Gajah, a resort moored amidst a sea of rice fields, the daily afternoon tea service serves up a panorama of classic Balinese against a backdrop of art and sculpture collected by one of Indonesia’s most reputed architects. Offered from 14:00 – 18:00.

ON THE MENU:

  • Balinese-spiced tuna satay
  • chicken curry puffs and finger sandwiches
  • Valrhona chocolate cake
  • mixed fruit tarts
  • jackfruit fritters
  • tiramisu

PRICES:

IDR 350,000++ per person (kids 6-11 are half price and under 6 are free)