If you notice some contractor workers or even carpenters in Penang, they will go for an afternoon break like 3pm. Hong Kong people will say it ‘Har Ng Char’ (下午茶) and have a toast (油多士) or a cup of tea with milk (奶茶).
And what has other been practising? What has British practised then? Have you heard of English Afternoon Tea?? I’ve heard a lot, and never have a chance to try it. Last weekend was a spontaneous decision to have Traditional English Afternoon Tea. Instead of baking scone, making sandwiches, I told hubby 1885 in E&O Hotel has such offer and it’s starting from 2.30pm to 5.00pm about RM38++ per pax.
1885 is a place where it has its cosy environment & atmosphere, a nice place for a small gathering with friends, a romantic place for a wedding proposal.
Anyway, hubby and I were just wanted to try out the Afternoon Tea in 1885, we both were just walked in without making any reservation. Upon entering the place, we already saw 2 tables of guests down there, and the waiter was nice and polite handed us the tea menu.
Since am not a tea lover, and I was being conservative, is best to have an Earl Gray Tea in case I don’t like the others which they are offering like Mango Taste Tea, Jasmine Tea, Peppermint Tea, Camomile Tea, etc. Where as hubby was having Camomile Tea, he finds it soothing and fragrant too.
The choice of finger food that they have is Butter Milk Scones and Fruit Scones with Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream.
The 2nd layer platter is assorted of sandwiches like Smoke Salmon, Tuna and Cucumber & Dill.
Follow by a plate of assorted cakes like carrot cakes, chocolate moist cakes, fruit cakes, cream puffs, chocolate cookies, and blueberry cakes.
Though everything is tiny and wee, it is kind of filling too.
The cup and saucer which they were serving was unique and nice. Some British senses which I see… it was a lovely afternoon that we both had spent.
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