“Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage”
– Catherine Douzel
Although somehow a loyal coffee drinker (you can definitely tell with so many coffee related posts lately), one of my favourite things to do in the world is have afternoon tea! With those darling pots of tea and cute scones and treats, who could resist the little bites of savoury and sweet goodness.
Yes, I’m a huge fan of afternoon tea – and I don’t mean a tea bag in a mug with a biscuit. Though I often tend to have these at my office. Haha. I’m talking about five different kinds of beautiful little finger sandwiches, a tea bread with melted butter, fresh buttermilk scones and wonderful homemade cakes. To Tea and Beyond!
This time round, together with mommy dearest and the BFF who is also madly in love with afternoon tea Ivy, we decided to have a kinda “tai-tai” outing, checking out another hi tea place in KL. A casual and modern lounge that serves Ronnefeldt Tea. The last time we sipped on Ronnefeldt was at The Lobby Lounge, Ritz Carlton KL.
Ronnefeldt, a trusted and distinguished brand since 1823, is driven by the devotion to create the best cup of premium tea they claimed. And we can’t wait to savour our tea with great delights from Hilton.
The Lounge is located right the middle of the main hotel lobby, an open up area that would be a great place for a casual drink and snacks. It is newly refurbished with a stylish, modern touch of urban park feel, it offers a formal but comfortable space for social occasions & meetings. In fact, we felt that it is almost too formal for an afternoon tea session. People around us are mostly executives seated for business talks or meetings. We’re like the only casual ones there dressed up a little themed English & vintage. LOL.
Yes, the day was meant for tea, but we were there too early for that so we started with some coffee first. Very nice coffee not just because of the price. Haha.
Cappuccino – RM20++
Flat White – RM20++
We were actually there for the once available French-inspired Hi Tea Set but sad to say, it is no longer available now. This includes their Malaysian Hi Tea Set too and only English Hi Tea is available now at the Lounge as of January 2014. Wonder if they will surprise us back with more upcoming inspirational afternoon tea experience in later months or not.
English Hi Tea
RM69++ per set
Starts from 2.30pm
*Note: French inspired Hi Tea Set & Malaysian Hi Tea Set – not available now as of Jan 2014
We ordered 2 sets for 3 pax and this is more than enough
One set will come with: (*MENU might differ a little)
- Raisin Scone with jam and clotted cream French Madeleine
- Crab meat with salmon roe on buckwheat pancake Chicken and mushroom pie
- Rare roasted beef with horseradish mayonnaise Roasted turkey breast with cranberry
- Eggplant and Zucchini roll with pesto oil
- Strawberry sort bread Passion fruit fudge caramel Rich dark chocolate torte Salted caramel macaroon Chocolate praline
- and a pot of Ronnefeldt Tea.
Since mom wanted Ronnefeldt Black Tea, I cant’t resist ordering my favourite Traditional Tea. And so we had their:
For me, a good cup of tea has to be perfectly brewed using loose tea and served in china cups and saucers. But at Hilton KL, they serve in normal coffee cups
Trust me, tea really does taste better out of a china cup and it looks so much prettier. In contrast to The Lobby Lounge, Ritz Carlton KL & Tea Lounge at The Majestic Hotel, KL, they uses teapots and teacups are that are stately fine china with a nice touch of the teapot warmers beneath to keep the tea warm and this definitely maintained the delightful tea aromas (cleverly thoughtful idea by Ritz Carlton).
Our personal afternoon tea experience was just passable I would say. Desserts & savouries were just OK with nothing much to rave about, The Lounge was a little too formal for a pretty session of hi tea & not much focus of creating darling pots & saucers to match the English hi tea set.
Afternoon tea is supposed to be a pretty, sweet & buttery affair. Not just pretty but delicious too!
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
3, Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Dining Reservations: +603 2264 2592 or 2596
Monday to Thursday : 8.00 am – 1.00 am
Friday and Saturday : 8.00 am – 2.00 am
Sunday : 8.00 am – 1.00 am