A ladies trip to Bangkok wouldn’t be complete without indulging in an afternoon tea break. Thailand gives this old English tradition five-star treatment, going overboard with dollops of whipped cream, chocolate trolleys and extraordinary teas in cozy, old world tearooms.
Story by Luxury Society Asia Team
Good deal – A classical favourite at Erawan Tea Room at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok , Thai Afternoon Tea offers a delicious savoury selection of Deep Fried Prawn Wrapped in Egg Noodles, Steamed Flower-shaped Dumpling with Crabmeat, Minced Pork and Peanut Wrapped in Egg Net, Ma Hor and more.
Dessert selections include from Eastern to Western favourites, including Mango with Sticky Rice, Crispy Rice Pudding with Taro,Corn, Pumpkin or Spring Onion, White Chocolate Coated Crispy Sesame Roll, Sweet or Salty Crispy Bean Crepe, Gratinated Egg Custard, Banana Dumpling in Banana Leaf Cone, Sweet Bean Paste in Fruit Shapes, Rasberry and Kaffirlime Macaroon, Coconut and Ginger Scones with Clotted Cream and Chiang Mai Strawberry Jam, and a selection of coffee or tea.
The other places that famous are the Mandarin Oriental’s Authors Lounge, The Peninsula Bangkok overlooking the Chao Phraya River. The Sukothai’s high tea buffet loaded with chocolates, cakes, sushi, sandwiches and more also makes for a gluttonous albeit unforgettable experience.
Vieng Joom On Tea House serves up teas from around the world amongst vintage Moroccan décor. Located in the Musem of Floral Culture, Salon du Thé has a setting that could not be anymore graceful: a landscaped outdoor garden and a 100-year-old teak mansion with colonial architecture. The teas come from renowned florist Sakul Intakul’s personal collection of world favourites.
You can even have high tea on a shopping break! Siam Paragon’s TWG Tea Salon and Gaysorn Plaza’s are both conveniently located for an ultra-chic reprieve. Did we mention they even serve Prosecco and tea cocktails?