Is there any meal quite as civilised as afternoon tea? Newens Tea House at Feast Village, Starhill Gallery, adds a cultural dimension to this beloved afternoon ritual through its ‘A Journey Through Tea’ series. Carefully curated treats are paired with teas according to a particular theme every month.
Having kicked off 2018 with Traditional English High Tea and ushered the Lunar New Year with Spring in China Tea in February, March offers Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea – just in time for the charming ritual of Hanami celebrating Japan’s Sakura season.
This Japanese-inspired tea set commemorates the glorious cherry blossom season with a trio of dainty Sakura-Themed Mini Cakes, each a miniature work of art; a classic California Hand Roll perched in a porcelain vase; a platter of fresh savouries of Salmon Sashimi, Makimono Tamago (Omelettes in a Roll) and Makimono Kani (Crabmeat in a Roll); and Pralines for a sweet after taste. This elegant presentation is paired with aromatic Wild Cherry Tea which is available on free flow, a delicate nuanced brew that encapsulates the sensorial delights of springtime.