~ afternoon tea at the shangri la ~

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I went to this tea back in April at the Shangri La Hotel. I could have sworn that they changed their afternoon tea to only weekends but I guess they changed it back to daily or maybe I remembered wrong. Anyways I was really happy to hear they have it regularly now since I really enjoy tea there.

~ our tier ~
Truth be told I get disappointed when the sweets tier is loaded with pastries just because there is so much bread on the other tires already >< I usually look forward to the usual macaron or cake there but alas nothing this time.

Our sandwiches are the usual  ham, egg and cucumber.

I can't actually remember the name of these but I know that the red cup thing was a looked better than it tasted. I quite enjoyed the tart and the madeline was alright. I was sad to see no macaron =(

No photos of the scones but I think there was plain and the other was raisin. I hardly ever finish my scone as I find it way too filling. I also like to only eat the top part of the scone =P

The clotted cream and fruit preserves. Yum clotted cream!

They gave us this complimentary blueberry sorbet because one of our sweets came late. It was actually a chocolate piece and was quite good but I forgot to take a photo of it. I enjoyed the sorbet and small touches like this always makes a lasting impression.

I also wanted to note that the service there was a bit slow since it was only one waitress serving the entire lounge. Now the lounge is not very large but she could have probably used another hand however despite being how busy it was she was very sweet. Also when my friend and I were close to finishing our meal there was a girl who starting to sing and play the piano which was not a big deal except she was so loud I could hardly hear my friend across the small table.

I admit I was a bit disappointed in this afternoon tea I will still be back since they change their menus so often and hopefully next time I'll make sure to read the menu beforehand. This makes me want to have afternoon tea again! Hopefully the weather will be better and I'll have a chance to go soon!