Friday, March 1, 2013

Tea at The Peninsula



live music from balcony overlooking the lobby


One more Hong Kong post before I start sifting through hundreds of pictures from Southwest China...

So at the top of my children's to-do lists were seeing giant pandas, sailing on a junk, and shopping.  High on mine was tea at The Peninsula.

I'd been to Hong Kong a few times before this trip but had never fit this in.  I've really enjoyed tea at The Empress in Victoria, BC, so wanted to give it a try.

This was in October, so the tea was "Peninsula in Pink" themed, with special pink pastries and treats.  Each pink tea sold generated a HK$20 donation to The Peninsula Hong Kong's chosen charity THE REGISTRY (Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry).

Two of my children opted for milkshakes, and both the vanilla and chocolate varieties were declared The. Best. Milkshakes. Ever.  I tried a sip of the vanilla and wholeheartedly agree.

Tea is served in the lobby and reservations are not accepted.

Here are some pics:









xoxo


10 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tea! Their tea service and china are just gorgeous, as to be expected. The pastries looked divine as well. Is the price average with a fine hotel such as the Peninsula?

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    1. It was! The prices were lower than I expected. Classic afternoon tea for two around $70 USD, for one around $40... less than The Empress in Victoria, though The Empress has a children's tea which I believe is priced at half.

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  2. Such elegance and a pristine presentation of afternoon tea.
    Looking forward to seeing those holiday highlights!
    Next time you are in Victoria try the Blue Poppy at Butchart Gardens as they do a fabulous tea too and in a gorgeous garden setting.

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    1. Thank you so much for the recommendation! I will make note of that. It sounds lovely.

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  3. I've had high tea at the Peninsula in Chicago! Love. Also awesome that the kids could get milkshakes!

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    1. Oh nice!! Yes... they were happy about that :)

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  4. I miss your shopping posts, and your OOTD posts!! :) I haven't commented in awhile, but just thought I would mention how much I miss your posts.....:)

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    1. Thank you so much - I appreciate it! :) I have had some thoughts for posts on my mind but I haven't taken the time out to blog much at all recently. I have a couple of new Zara blazers and some shoes to review and took an OOTD pic the other day so I will post soon. Thanks for the comment :) xx

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