This post starts with a thank you to my Aunt and Uncle for treating me to afternoon tea with a friend at the Peninsula, which was absolutely delightful.
As it was the holiday season, there was a bit of a queue for afternoon tea (they don’t take reservations) but once we sat down it was without a doubt well worth the wait. Although it was clearly mostly tourists dining that afternoon – as evident from the number of camera phones that were out instagraming pics of the food – we enjoyed taking a break from our student lives to pretend to be sophisticated. This was after we had photographed the classical Peninsular Lobby and the food of course. Everything was delicious and even though we were stuffed, we just had to finish it all. We are students after all and only pretending to be more sophisticated than I think we actually are, so we were also inevitably going to abuse the free tea refills. I think I had about six or seven cups of tea during the two hours we were leisurely chatting away. We ordered a different type of tea each and were sampling each others. I ordered a caramel tea which was beautiful. The selection of desserts on the top tier was stunningly arranged and very yummy but it was the hearty freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam which I adored. Afternoon tea at the Peninsula is a tradition, inspired by olden Hong Kong in their words. The hotel says that their aim is to take you back to a more gracious world when there was always time for afternoon tea. Sounds good to me. I’d definately recommend treating yourself to this experience at least once whilst in Hong Kong.