Previously, we introduced the new Sunday Roast at Eastern & Oriental Hotel (GPS: 5.42361,100.33472). Today, we bring you to another great menu in the Planters Lounge – Traditional Afternoon Tea with desserts and premium loose tea guaranteed to fill up your empty stomach.
If you haven’t read our previous post, allow us to re-introduce Planters Lounge. Located on the sixth floor of the Victory Annexe, the once exclusive dining area for hotel guests is now open to diners following the closure of other dining options at the Heritage Wing – The 1885, Sarkies Corner and Farquhar Bar for refurbishment works.
We tend to have misconception on Afternoon Tea such that the portion is usually small and one must have proper meal before unwinding ourselves in front of Afternoon Tea trays. After visiting Planters Lounge, we were wrong as the portion was good enough for one with empty stomach. Afternoon Tea usually serves in 3 courses and we recommend our readers to enjoy it in sequence:
- Savories and Tea Sandwiches
- Scones with Jam and Cream
Savories and Tea Sandwiches
- Finger Sandwiches
- Smoked Salmon Tartare Sandwich
- Crab Meat Slaw Sandwich
- Corn Fed Chicken Ragout
- Truffle Scented Egg
- Marinated Tuna Flakes Sandwich
- Organic Spinach Quiche
- Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese Sandwich
Scones – Raisin and Plane Scones served with homemade strawberry jam, pineapple jam and clotted cream
Cake & Tea Pastries – Opera, Fruit Cake, Red Velvet, Fruit Tartlet, and Millefeuille. Among them, Opera is our top pick.
16 types of English teas are available. Bear in mind they are not ordinary tea bags but premium loose tea served in a teapot. We opted for “Irish Whiskey Cream” which turned out to be one of the best English teas we’ve ever tried.
Assam Mokalbarie – 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
Earl Grey – An elegant Darjeeling with richly aromatic citrus aroma of refreshing bergamot
Jasmine Gold – Freshly plucked jasmine petals round off this delicate China tea and lend it perfect harmony
Fancy Sencha – A premium large-leafed Sencha – refined tartness with a breath of sweetness
Vanilla Roibosh – The popular African herbal infusion tinged with the delicious richness of creamy vanilla
Mint & Fresh – With the cool freshness of menthol
Raspberry Royal – Refreshing experience with sun-ripened raspberry
English Breakfast – A rich, mature and tangy fullness with a sparkling flavor
Darjeeling Jungpana – A premium tea with a flowery elegance and delicious flavor
Tarry Lapsang – Dried over burning pinewood for Smokeyspicy flavor
Greenleaf – Whole chamomile blossoms for a tartly flowery touch
Morgentau – A tea creation with delicate fruity flavors and petals
Pure Chamomile – An elegant estate tea from the highlands of India with a pronounced delicate flowery flavour
Verbena – Refreshing lemon verbena leaves with characteristic hint of lemon
Soft Peach – The delicate, soft taste of peaches blended with vanilla
As a whole, two thumbs up for E&O’s Traditional Afternoon Tea with generous amount of desserts guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds even with empty stomach. Traditional Afternoon Tea is available daily at Planters Lounge from 3pm-5pm. Pricing-wise, currently it is strategically priced at RM71.65 per pax and will be reviesed to RM76.00 per pax starting 1-May-2019.
|Place Name:||Planters Lounge @ E&O Hotel|
|Address:||10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||+604 222 2000|