That institution known as afternoon tea cannot be more British than the queen herself, I feel. (As in Queen Elizabeth). So much so, everytime I am invited for an ahfternoon tee, I will feel compelled to polish up my English speaking skills and find myself reciting Henry Higgin's "How kind of yooo tooo let me come". When Evelyn of Sheraton Imperial invited me for a Tiers of Heaven Afternoon Tea at the Pavilion Lounge with TWG Teas, I first reaction was to say, "Why, how kind of yooo to let me come".
A vast spread of sweets lay before us, but not before some fun and games.
TWG as actually stands for THE WELLNESS GROUP, and they have a wide array of teas...one of which I misread as the Geisha's Bosom, but it's actually Geisha's Blossom.
Did I mention fun and games? Yeah, we were given a treat on how to make your own Chocolate Christmas tree using just rice crispies and melted chocolate. An ingenious idea really. And you can actually use other things like corn flakes or anything that will hold the melted chocolate together. By creating panels, you can assemble the panels by stacking them into any shape.
My personal favourite was Cumi's creation, of Santa on a skateboard, atop a chocolate mountain. Strangely, that creation did not win one of the 5 prizes.
That nice French mademoiselle from TWG Teas had rushed in from the airport after a delayed flight, to brief us on TWG Teas. For that evenings tea party, we were treated to three particular blends, specially commissioned for Sheraton Imperial. A Creme Caramel, which actually had a sweet taste without the sweetness, an interesting concept actually, if one can infuse sweetness into one's brain without actually having to ingest sugar, which we all know is bad for you. A Grand Wedding black tea, which is more traditional, and strong. And finally, the Alexandria, more a herbaceous kind of tea, with a strong minty scent. Needless to say, after all that tea, one had to look for a pee stop.
If you enjoy your teas, do head over to Sheraton Imperial's Pavilion lounge for some sweet treats coupled with lovely teas.