Having a relaxing moment with a cup of tea and cakes at E & O Hotel is always the moment that most people looking forward to.
Due to major renovation at certain parts of E & O Hotel, the traditional English Afternoon Tea is now held at the Planters Lounge. The time has also shifted 3pm to 5pm.
The origin of Traditional English Afternoon Tea was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting.
Every afternoon, the Duchess experienced a “Sinking Feeling” due to the huge gap between lunch and dinner. One afternoon, she instructed her servants to serve tea with little cakes in her boudoir. The experience was so delightful that Anna repeated it every afternoon thereafter.
Soon others followed the Duchess’ lead and in just a few decades the custom of “taking tea” in the afternoon became well-established.
At first, the practice was limited to the upper class of English Society. However,
it became so popular that tea shops and tearooms began opening for the enjoyment of the general public.
So in keeping with this English tradition, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang proudly presents to you a Traditional English Afternoon Tea.
- Smoked Salmon Tartare Sandwich Wholemeal Loaf
- Crab Meat Slaw Sandwich Wholemeal Loaf
- Corn Fed Chicken Ragout Gougeres
- Truffle Scented Egg Poppy Seed Crusted Butter Bun
- Marinated Tuna Flakes Sandwich Wholemeal Loaf
- Organic Spinach Quiche
- Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese Sandwich Pullman Loaf
Cake & Tea Pastries
- Fruit Cake
- Red Velvet
- Fruit Tartlet
Raisin and Plain Scones Served with Homemade Strawberry Jam, Pineapple Jam and Clotted Cream.
The choices of the tea are as below:
An extravagant strong black tea from
the region of Assam – strong, spicy and malty
Irish Whiskey Cream
A malty Assam autumn tea with cocoa husk and aroma.
An elegant Darjeeling with richly aromatic citrus aroma of refreshing bergamot
Freshly plucked jasmine petals round off this delicate China tea and lend it perfect harmony
A premium large-leafed Sencha – refined tartness with a breath of sweetness
The popular African herbal infusion tinged with the delicious richness of creamy vanilla
Mint & Fresh
With the cool freshness of menthol
Refreshing experience with sun-ripened raspberry
A rich, mature and tangy fullness with a sparkling flavour
A premium tea with a flowery elegance and delicious flavour
Dried over burning pinewood for Smokeyspicy flavor.
Whole chamomile blossoms for a tartly flowery touch
A tea creation with delicate fruity flavors and petals
An elegant estate tea from the highlands of India with a pronounced delicate flowery flavour
Refreshing lemon verbena leaves with characteristic hint of lemon
The delicate, soft taste of peaches blended with vanilla.
The price for the English Afternoon Tea is RM71.65nett per person. All nett prices are inclusive of 10% service charge and 6% service tax. Overall, the taste of the pastries were delightful. As for the wide selection of tea, my favourite is the Irish Whiskey Cream as it has the fragrance and enriched flavor of cocoa husk. The fluffy scones are still the one of best in town.
Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):
Operation hours: 3:00am – 5:00am (7 days a week)
Contact: 604-222 2000
Address: Eastern & Oriental Hotel (Planters Lounge, Victory Annexe 6th floor) , 10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang
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