Asia’s Best High Tea
High Tea has reached a new height with many hotels paying a serious interest in their high tea. With food looking as good as it tastes (if not better), it’s no wonder High Tea has fast become popular.
High Tea has gone farther than just serving a light meal to fill the gap between lunch and dinner. Pastry chefs are putting out their creative ideas into it, and it is so exciting to see what high tea each hotel has to offer.
Grand Hyatt Taipei
Considered by many as the most highpowered, high tea experience in asia, Grand Hyatt Taipei’s Café restaurant serves overthe-top afternoon tea buffet with more than ten live cooking stations and 120 different international delicacies. It resembles a gourmet marketplace. Highlights include Sushi and Seafood bar, a Salad bar, a Fresh juice bar, Chinese, Indian as well as Western fare, and a dessert station filled with cheese, all-you-can-eat cakes and pastries, and a matcha chocolate fountain to top it off. It is served daily from 03.00Pm to 05.00Pm. Priced at USD 30++ per person. 2, SongShou Road | Phone. +886 2 2720 1234 | taipei.grand.hyatt.com
The Westin Jakarta
Back home in Indonesia, high tea has definitely reached a new high (literally speaking) at The Westin Jakarta. Enjoy a mid-day break and experience a sumptuous high tea inspired by the clouds around the lobby lounge of Westin Jakarta – the highest lobby lounge in Indonesia. Served from 02.00PM until 05.00PM, the afternoon Tea can be enjoyed for two persons offering two selections of the relaxing Jing Tea. To complete the experience, freshly cut sandwiches will also be available for you to enjoy, serving Salmon & Brios Sandwich, Chicken Salad Sandwich, Prawn Avocado Focaccia, and Cucumber & Goat Cheese. For sweet tooths, house pastries such as Viola Pop Cake, Raspberry Choux, Mango Jelly and Matcha Sponge can be a good choice. Your taste buds will also be pampered with the freshly baked Westin scones, serving Pandan &Coconut Scones and Mango Sc ones served with Kay a Sauce and Traditional Whip Cream. The high tea is served on the 52nd floor every day, from 02.00PM to 05.00PM. It is priced at IDR 388,000++ for two persons. Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said Kav.C-22 A, Jakarta – Indonesia | Phone. +62 21 2788 7788 | www.westinjakarta.com
The Sanchaya Bintan
On Indonesia’s island of Bintan, The Sanchaya Bintan serves up afternoon tea on a veranda overlooking powder white sands and aquamarine waters dotted with a picturesque island. Savory treats from the Classic English, Southeast Asian and Artisanal-themed afternoon teas are served, These treats includes roasted beef with beetroot and horseradish relish, ‘tahu isi’ stuffed local tofu with mixed vegetables, and lobster ceviche on crostini, and topped off with sweets such as fresh berries with vanilla custard, fried ice cream in bread and spring roll skin and creamy dragon fruit tartlet. Anchored by The Sanchaya’s customised Ronnefeldt tea range, afternoon tea for two costs USD 46++. Jl. Gurindam Duabelas Plot 5, Bintan – Indonesia | Phone. +62 770 692 200 | www.thesanchaya.com