Yesterday we decided to celebrate the Diwali holiday with a popular Singapore tradition the High Tea.
Anna, the Duchess of Bedford is credited with establishing the tradition of High Tea , a delightful snacky meal between lunch and dinner a culinary treat that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime.
The Mandarin Oriental Tea Menu
has sourced its tea from the Singapore based TWG Tea Company that offers teas of utmost and unrivalled quality. TWG has cultivated relationships with tea growers worldwide, to ensure exclusive access to the world’s most sought after gardens in the most remote and mysterious region
So after making a table reservation for three, Daughter No 1 treated me to a charming High Tea at the Mandarin Oriental’s Axis Bar with its mind blowing view of the Marina Bay.
Accompanied by baby and her colleague we were led to a well laid out tea table and we quickly made ourselves comfortable as we sank into the low curved sofas and watched other ladies elegantly sipping their cups of tea from pristine white bone china cups , listening to the tinkling sounds of a Steinway and relaxing in the chic luxury of bar that becomes a tea lounge for a few hours in the afternoon .
The most scrumptious tea bites with a judicious mix of tastes – the tart and creamy mint and lemon jelly setting the tone.
There was a vegetarian option too but you should inform the staff while making a reservation.
These delectable goodies were washed down with flavoured teas and golden crystals of palm sugar.
We were so busy chatting and eating that we hardly noticed when the music changed to jazz subtly hinting that tea time was over and we should be moving on .
The Singapore High Tea is an experience not to be missed by diehard foodies so make sure you have time for High Tea when you make a trip to Singapore.