We’re not quite sure how it is possible that we’re almost midway through 2022, but here we are, well into the month June with summer right at our doorstep. And if there’s one season that will remind us to slow down, relax and relish in all the good things life has to offer, it’s this one.
Summertime calls for sweet escapes, blissful breaks, and days spent in sunny contentment, which is why few social outings are as perfectly suited to the summer as afternoon tea is. A couple of hours spent soaking up the moment while enjoying decadent refreshments and good company? Sounds like exactly what we need. Here are some of the top afternoon tea experiences to try this season:
Altitude x Ebisu Afternoon Tea Set – Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur
Bringing us the cross-cultural afternoon tea collaboration we didn’t know we needed this summer, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Altitude presents the Altitude x Ebisu Afternoon Tea Set, an experience specially crafted by a dedicated team under the leadership of Executive Pastry Chef Carlos Valente and Japanese Chef de Cuisine Ricky Kamiishi. Combining the best of western and eastern flavours, the menu promises to tickle your taste buds with offerings like Sakura Pear Roll with Japanese sponge cake, sakura jam and caramelised pear, Matcha Scones served with clotted cream and house-made jam, and the Sesame Bite with almond crumble and sesame chocolate ganache. Meanwhile, the savoury section includes bites like the Kurage Kyuri, the Tori Nanban, the Kani Mayo Salad, and the Tamago Sando.
Available daily from 3pm to 5pm at RM 188 nett per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call Altitude, Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur at 03-2113 1823 or visit banyantree.com
Hyde Park at Lounge on the Park – Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur
What better time than the month of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee to partake in the quintessentially British institution of afternoon tea? Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur introduces the Hyde Park at Lounge on the Park, a delightfully regal afternoon tea experience using recipes directly from the Mandarin Oriental at Hyde Park, London. Tuck into the delectable set of sweet treats themed after the lovable Abbey the bear, such as the Chocolate Feuilletine Crunchy Abbey Bear and the Orange Sable Paw Cookies, or savour some of the delicately crafted sandwiches like the Buttermilk Roasted Chicken with Herb Crouton in Multigrain Bread and the Crème Fraîche Potatoes with Fried Onion in Focaccia Bread.
Available from 1 June to 31 August at RM 178 per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call +60 (3) 2330 8798 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Courtyard’s Afternoon Tea – Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur
This June, the Malaysian-style afternoon tea experience at The Courtyard, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur gets a summery update that’s perfect for enjoying in the fresh breeze of its alfresco centre court. Served in a classical garden-themed tiered bird cage, the afternoon tea set features modern contemporary local desserts and savoury fare such as ‘Cucur Udang’ with sweet Coriander Chili Sauce, Steamed ‘Siew Mai’, Mini Pandan Chicken, and assorted Malaysian Kuih, accompanied by the nationally beloved beverages of ‘Teh Tarik’ and ‘Kopi’.
Available daily from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at RM 60 nett per person. For more information or to make a reservation, call +603 2117 2821, email TheCourtyard-PavilionHotel@banyantree.com, or visit tableapp.com
Au Soleil Summer Solstice Afternoon Tea – Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur channels endless summers and warm solstice vibes with a summer-themed afternoon tea at the stylish, contemporary Latitude 03. A curated menu inspired by nature’s abundance features mouth-watering bites like Strawberries and Vanilla Scones, Pan Seared Parmesan Scallop, Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake, Smoked Salmon Bagel with Cream Cheese and more.
Available from 1 June to 31 July, 12pm to 6pm, at RM 120 nett per person or RM 220 nett for 2 persons. For more information or to make a reservation, message Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur on Instagram.
The Ritzy Afternoon Tea – The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur invites you to celebrate the father figures in your life by treating them to an elegant Father’s Day-themed afternoon tea in the refined setting of The Lobby Lounge. Indulge in classic afternoon tea staples like buttery scones, finely-made finger sandwiches, quiches and handcrafted cakes, served on a three-tier stand accompanied by a wide selection of exquisite teas.
Available on 18 and 19 June, 12pm – 6pm, at RM 180++ for two persons. For more information or to make a reservation, WhatsApp or call +60 18 306 3188, or email email@example.com