Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Weekend High Tea at Crabtree & Evelyn Tearoom
When SC is busy doing some tech support for his brother...the only right thing to do for me is...not to disturb him :D
So I went for some major retail therapy, followed by a high tea with a blogger gal pal I knew from Twitter, the doufu mafia. She blogs about vegetarian food all around Hong Kong and beyond. Check out her blog for some delicious vegetarian treats ^_^
Now, the high tea...I never knew that Crabtree and Evelyn has a tearoom and serves food and drinks...
But it apparently does, the location is tucked away in an office building in Wanchai. It isn't marketed much, maybe that's why I haven't heard about it before.
The place has super limited seating, so if you wanna go, it's better to make a booking. When the weather is cool enough, you can go for the cute gazebo outside ^_^
We went for the classic high tea set for two...
...which was served in extremely unbelievably pretty Crabtree & Evelyn tableware.
Pink for me...
...and green for doufu mafia ^_^
We ordered Rose tea and peppermint tea...
...which was lovely with a touch of flower honey.
When this tower arrived...
We did the right thing to do...
...which was to snap 10001 pictures of it ^_^
To me, what's on the tower was almost not important, I was too distracted by its prettiness :D
We had warm scones...served with clotted cream, strawberry and blueberry jam. I am not a big fan of scones and had it when it has turned cold, but doufu mafia told me that they were lovely when still warm.
The sweets...fruit and strawberry tarts and some chocolates. Fresh fruits on the tarts, but sadly, I could've bought better ones from elsewhere. The chocolates were good, but again, nothing that'd make me go crazy.
I lovee their savoury pastries. Maybe I am just a savoury girl. Flaky, buttery skin with savoury filling? Yum! The chicken and smoked salmon sandwiches? Nothing worth going back for.
We couldn't finish quite a lot of stuff and they packed everything into a pretty box. I also brought home the remaining jar of honey, and the set comes with a small tube of Crabtree & Evelyn handcream, packed in another pretty box.
It's not so much about the food or the tea, but the experience of having them out of pretty packaging. I'd totally go back to let more girlfriends gawk at the floral beauty ^_^
Crabtree & Evelyn The Tearoom
Shop 126, Sun Hung Kei Centre
30 Harbour Road, Wanchai
Tel: +852 2511 0868