5 new Hong Kong afternoon tea collabs to try in November

With holiday season on the horizon, we’re all in the mood for a little indulgence this November – and what better way to treat yourself than with a decadent afternoon tea or two? With that in mind, we’ve rounded up five of the most delicious limited-edition afternoon tea collaborations in Hong Kong to tempt your tastebuds this month… the only hard part is choosing which one to feast on first.

Boba and More Gems Afternoon Tea at The Murray Hong Kong

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Forget The Avengers, this is the crossover event you’ve been waiting for – bubble tea meets afternoon tea at The Murray. The elegant Central hotel has teamed up with Hong Kong’s hippest, healthy new boba tea house, Mother Pearl, to double up on your teatime treats.

With sweet and savoury items inspired by Mother Pearl’s mindful approach to eating, the menu features gourmet delights like smoked eggplant sandwich rolls, black sesame and matcha verrines, triple chocolate cookies infused with chai ganache, and smoked pepper cheese vegan scones – to be enjoyed alongside a selection of Mother Pearl’s signature hand-crafted plant-based drinks, such as their all-natural Coconut Matcha or Pot Of Gold chai latte.

Price: HK$678 for two people

Available until 30 November 2020

Garden Lounge, UG/F, The Murray Hong Kong, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 8888, niccolohotels.com

Journey To Venus Afternoon Tea at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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For an afternoon tea that’s truly out of this world, look no further than Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong’s latest collaboration with luxury jeweller K.S. Sze & Sons – whose boutique has been located in the hotel ever since its opening 57 years ago.

Their “Journey To Venus” tea set is housed inside a stellar orb modelled on the planet, which has been a long-standing passion of the jeweller’s founder Dr Nien Dak Sze. Meanwhile, the set’s delicate desserts are inspired by the company’s exquisite craftsmanship, with intergalactic items including a black sesame and pistachio “meteor rock”, galaxy opera cake, and chestnut and vanilla macaron – served alongside the MO’s classic scones, clotted cream and rose petal jam combo. All guests also receive a complimentary HK$2,000 voucher for K.S. Sze & Sons, and there are only 20 sets available daily, so get your skates on.

Price: HK$888 for two people

Available until 30 November 2020

Clipper Lounge, M/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4000, mandarinoriental.com

Glittery Flare Afternoon Tea at W Hong Kong

The W Hong Kong

Add a sprinkle of sparkle to your afternoon tea experience with W Hong Kong’s eye-catching “Glittery Flare” collaboration with MAC Cosmetics, inspired by the iconic beauty brand’s new Frosted Firework Holiday Collection.

Putting on the glitz never tasted on good, thanks to fruit-infused creative concoctions like apple ravioli with pumpkin seeds, champagne strawberry mousse, lavender frosting cake, and pink guava crunch. All guests will also receive a range of gorgeous goodies from MAC including a 30-minute make-up service at the brand’s Elements store, two product samples, and complimentary gift-wrapping for any holiday kits purchased.

Price: HK$498 for two people on weekdays; $648 for two on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (including two glasses of sparkling wine)

Available until 31 December 2020

Woobar, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 222, w-hongkong.com

Ginseng Fantasy Champagne Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

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Renowned Korean skincare line Sulwhasoo are celebrating the festive season in style – thanks to a fabulous afternoon tea partnership with Sheraton Hong Kong, their first-ever collaboration with a hotel here.

The tea set takes its inspiration from traditional nutritious Korean ingredients, such as Sulwhasoo’s skincare superhero ginseng; delicacies on offer include ginseng and foie gras choux, kimchi oyster, bulgogi bao, and peach honey mousse. The treats don’t stop there either; all guests can enjoy a complimentary upgrade to Bottega Gold Prosecco or Bottega Moscato Pink tipples while drinking in the hotel’s stunning skyline views, while each set also comes with a complimentary Ginseng Renewing Skincare Trial set, plus a HK$100 Sulwhasoo voucher.

Price: HK$304.20 per person

Available until 31 December 2020

Sky Lounge, 18/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2369 1111, sheratonhongkonghotel.com

Love In A Winter Garden Afternoon Tea at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

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It might sound more like a romance novel, but Kerry Hotel and Atelier Cologne have joined forces for a heaven-scent “Love In A Winter Garden” afternoon tea – showcasing invigorating citrus fruit flavours found in the fragrance house’s latest Joie De Vivre collection.

Feast on a variety of miniature savouries and sweets, such as snow crab and lobster “cocktails”, winter spice and chocolate yule logs with clementine jelly, and cinnamon gingerbread with blood orange cream – plus freshly-baked Christmas fruit scones, served with marmalade, cinnamon berry jam, and chocolate hazelnut spread. Every set comes with a complimentary Atelier Cologne gift set, while all guests who share a photo of their tea experience on Instagram can savour a refreshing oolong tea mocktail on the house too.

Price: HK$688 for two people

Available from 16 November until 31 December 2020

Lobby Lounge, Level 1, Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, 38 Hung Luen Road, Hung Hom, Hong Kong, +852 2252 5237, shangri-la.com

See also: 5 Hong Kong afternoon tea collabs to try this fall

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