Review: Botanical afternoon tea (with champagne!) at Statement
I don't think I've ever met an afternoon tea I don't like. The fancy hotel experiences are great. So are the buffet meal-style ones popular in places like Taiwan. Even casual cafe experiences are lovely. Who doesn't enjoy a relaxed few hours chatting over tea, sweets and bite-sized sandwiches?
One Sunday afternoon, a friend and I visited Statement in Tai Kwun to check out their new Botanical Afternoon Tea in partnership with Ruinart ($388 per person, minimum of two people required). Statement's tea falls somewhere in between the aforementioned options. It's fancy (includes champagne!) but has a nice casual-chic vibe especially if you have it on the gorgeous terrace that overlooks the Tai Kwun courtyard.
Statement has had an afternoon tea seat with Ruinart for some time but it's had a fresh makeover for spring. What's on the menu?
Roast turkey, pomegranate & pistachio sandwich
Short ribs pâté, cream cheese, pickles & walnuts sandwich
Cucumber, celery & dill sandwich
Rainbow sandwich with beetroot, carrot & pesto
Smoked salmon & toasted pistachio sandwich
Bittersweet chocolate cake, salted caramel with rose macaron
Cinnamon & carrot shortbread cake
Blueberry, lemon & lavender cupcake
Passion fruit mousse & biscuit crumble
Rose perfume scone
Cornish clotted cream
Homemade rose & peach jam and raspberry jam
A selection of fine British teas
A glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs champagne
I really enjoyed how light and fresh this set was. The quality was great overall and wonderful that the sandwiches are unlimited - don't think I've seen this before in Hong Kong! I had more than a couple of the roast turkey ones. If you're looking for a fresh, chic take on afternoon tea, give Statement a try. Grab a loved one for a catch-up and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation.
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