Newens Tea House’s lovely Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea lives up to the sakura season that inspired it.
Is there any meal quite as civilised as afternoon tea? Newens Tea House at Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, adds a cultural dimension to this beloved afternoon ritual through its A Journey Through Tea series. Carefully curated treats are paired with teas according to a monthly theme. Having started 2018 with Traditional English High Tea and ushered the Lunar New Year with Spring in China Tea in February, March offers Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea - just in time for the charming ritual of hanami celebrating Japan’s sakura season.
This Japanese-inspired tea set commemorates the glorious cherry blossom season with a trio of dainty sakura-themed mini cakes, each a miniature work of art; a classic California hand roll served in a porcelain vase; a platter of fresh savouries of salmon sashimi, makimono tamago (omelettes in a roll) and makimono kani (crabmeat in a roll); and pralines. This elegant presentation is paired with aromatic Wild Cherry Tea, a delicately nuanced brew that encapsulates the sensorial delights of spring. www.starhillgallery.com ¬