Hong Kong’s Most Iconic High Tea Experience

High Tea Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong

If the British left one thing behind when they vacated Hong Kong, it was their love of a high tea experience – and The Peninsula Hotel offers the best. A service only offered to guests, the coveted reservation is a seen-and-be-seen experience – on where guests of the hotel and the city’s well-connected come together to sip on rare Yunnan varieties and nibble on delicious finger food.

High Tea Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong

As a guest of the hotel recently, I was able to indulge in the high tea I’ve heard about for years – and it lived-up to the hype. The well-heeled guests all sat at tables and on sofas, around beautifully dressed tables prepared for the experience. A tea menu was offered and the varieties were endless.

High Tea Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong

I poured over (pun intended) Chinese greens, Japanese senchas, darjeelings and more. I finally settled on a Darjeeling from India and waited in patience for the experience to begin. Soon after, a parade of tarts, sandwiches, scones and clotted cream began to arrive.

High Tea Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong

My favorite was the smoked salmon sandwich paired with the elegant and smooth taste of the Darjeeling tea. But, I can’t deny my love of everything sweet as well. If you can get a reservation here, do it – you’ll love every moment.

High Tea Peninsula Hotel Hong Kong