by a string quartet over scones, tea and gossip for English high tea at the iconic Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong. Introduced by the English, afternoon tea is quite possibly the best colonial legacy in Hong Kong and the city’s luxury hoteliers have since perfected high tea in atmosphere, service and deliciousness to rival the finest in London.
Built in 1928, the grand lobby of the Peninsula remains the definitive spot for tea with all the trimmings just as it was 80 years ago during Hong Kong’s colonial days. We’re talking about an extravagant spread of dainty sandwiches, plump scones with clotted cream, and melt-in-your-mouth pastries served with milky Indian tea blends (Darjeeling, Assam) or Chinese favorites (Jasmine, Pu Er, Chrysanthemum) served with a sense of ceremony beneath the neo-classical arches of The Peninsula Lobby.
dainty tea sandwiches |the loftiest scones | sweet & savory melt-in-your-mouth pastries
delicate Chrysanthemum tea
Evocative of olden days in Hong Kong, time stands still in the grand lobby.
Afternoon tea is served from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Arrive early to join the queue
HK $318 for 1; HK $518 for 2, plus 10%*
This is a proper tea with a proper dress code – no flip flops, men – no tank tops, etc.
Salisbury Road, Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui)
tel +852 2920 2888
*Check with hotel for current price.
Lovely. Ever since my husband traveled to Hong Kong for business, I have been wanting to go. One day. I’ll be sure to stop in for tea 🙂
So pretty. Thank you for sharing your travels!
Wow, this looks so special! I would love to visit Hong Kong some day and would definitely love to experience this special tea! How do Hong Kong $ translate to American? That price tag looks scary, haha!
Hi Victoria – It’s very special – hope you’re able to visit Hong Kong someday soon 🙂 The exchange rate is $775 HK to $100 US – so about $41 for one person, or $67 for two.