5 Hong Kong afternoon tea collabs to try this fall

If you’re a fan of afternoon tea – and have already eaten through our list of top 10 takeaway afternoon tea sets in Hong Kong – you’ll be spoilt for choice with all the new and creative tea sets to be found around town this September. From beauty brands to homegrown tie-ups, we’ve rounded up five of the most tempting, limited-time afternoon tea collaborations to try this season:

Shiseido afternoon tea at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

Afternoon tea stalwarts Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong have collaborated with luxe beauty house Shiseido to create a Japanese-themed tea set, in celebration of the brand’s latest product launch – their Future Solution Legendary Enmei Ultimate Renewing Cream.

This decadent set features an array of teatime treats that showcase the finest Japanese ingredients, including enmei herb-infused mango and passionfruit macarons, red bean mochi, matcha and raspberry madeleines, and black sesame nougatine. Every guest will also receive a complimentary voucher for a Shiseido Future Solution Ultimate Longevity Skincare Set, valued at HK$950.

Price: HK$368 per person

Available until 30 September 2020

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

Teakha afternoon tea at Café Gray Deluxe

Photo: Café Gray Deluxe

Love the specialist brews and delicious bakes at Teakha, but feeling too lazy to trek up to Tai Ping Shan Street? We feel you – and Café Gray Deluxe’s latest afternoon tea collaboration could be the perfect solution. They’ve partnered with the specialist tea café to create an afternoon tea perfect for tea lovers, featuring several custom-made culinary creations infused with Plantation by Teakha’s teas.

Feast on delights like milk chocolate Chantilly with red jade bergamot tea, matcha Basque burnt cheesecake, and apple blossom verbena cured salmon on Guinness bread – with Café Gray’s signature scones getting a Teakha-influenced makeover thanks to the addition of candied ginger. Guests can also pick from a variety of Plantation brews to enjoy alongside their food, including masala chai and Keemun rose tea; book using the code TUHTeakha to receive a special take-home Plantation gift too.

Price: HK$285 for one person, HK$480 for two people

Available until 30 November 2020

Café Gray Deluxe, The Upper House, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3968 1106, upperhouse.com

Guerlain afternoon tea at Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers

Photo: Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel

Sheraton Hong Kong’s “The Beauty & The Bee” afternoon tea is sure to create a buzz amongst the city’s beauty lovers – it’s a collaboration with legendary French skincare brand, Guerlain. Taking inspiration from Guerlain’s famed Abeille Royale collection, which harnesses the restorative benefits of honey in skincare, this exclusive set features a range of mini savouries and sweets made using locally-made longan honey.

Exquisitely-crafted delicacies include adorable bee-shaped orange cream cheesecakes, crispy foie gras tarts, pecan honey-infused sponge cakes, and free-flow scones. All guests will also receive a complimentary upgrade to a glass of Perrier-Jouët Champagne, alongside a Guerlain Abeille Royale Rejuvenate Skincare Set worth HK$446.

Price: HK$287.30 per person

Available until 30 September 2020

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

Alain Milliat afternoon tea at Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

Photo: Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong

It looks like Kerry Hong Kong has taken a leaf out of Lizzo’s book and is blaming it on the juice this season – thanks to their fruity new afternoon tea collaboration with renowned French juice and jam-makers Alain Milliat.

Their “Fruitful Imagination” set includes an assortment of tantalising teatime goodies, such as smoked salmon tartare with pink grapefruit and avocado, mini choco berry opera rolls with red fruit jelly, and crispy pork rillettes with apple. However, the highlight has to be tableside scone service, where guests can choose between a fabulously fruity variety of freshly baked scones like lemon and yuzu, and chocolate and candied orange, to be served alongside their pick of Alain Milliat gourmet jams. Guests who share a photo of their tea experience on Instagram will also receive an Alain Milliat Rhône Perl mocktail on the house.

Price: HK$628 for two people

Available until 29 November 2020

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

Rituals afternoon tea at Cosmos

Photo: Cosmos

Laidback café/private room concept Cosmos has teamed up with serene wellness brand Rituals for an afternoon tea that’s certain to leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed and revived.

Inspired by Rituals’ calming Jing body-care collection, their tea set features items like strawberry yoghurt muesli, avocado turkey wrap and pandan cake for a lighter alternative to the usual scone-fest. Each guest will also receive a complimentary Rituals gift set, which includes a soothing Jing shower gel and organic herbal tea – so you can continue the chill-out experience at home.

Price: HK$368 for two people

Available until 31 October 2020

2/F, 482 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3125 3113, cosmoshongkong.com

Bonus:

Intimissimi afternoon tea at Madame Fù

Photo: Madame Fù

Madame Fù has collaborated with renowned Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi to bring la dolce vita to you. Featuring the finest Italian ingredients, the menu includes the sweet and zingy lemon meringue, as well as quintessentially Italian salumi such as pepperoni grilled cheese sandwich with mushroom and pesto puff. Every guest will also receive an exclusive gift of an Intimissimi timeless silk scarf to commemorate the delightful collaboration.

Price: HK$290 for one person, HK$530 for two people

Available until 30 November 2020

Madame Fù Grand Café Chinois, Level 3, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, No. 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2114 2118, madamefu.com.hk

See also: 10 best takeaway afternoon tea sets in Hong Kong

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