Fast forward 2 ½ years later, amazingly, the people involved have not aged a day, it's like they've all been preserved in a time capsule, this time round the tea party was at the KL Hilton.
Chef Benoit Chargy of Hilton KL had developed the special edition-French inspired three tiers tea set that was paired with three types of Ronnefeldt Teas, namely: Darjeeling Summer Gold, which is a second flush Darjeeling; Flavoured Sencha with mango, lemon and cornflowers – the Morgentau; and fruit infusion-Strawberry and Crisps.
To accompany the teas, there were savouries of freshly baked Mini Quiche Loraine, Feuillete mushroom,
Prawn salsa sandwich, Truffle egg sandwiches, Duck rillettes and Salmon and Caviar Croutons. The sweets on the final tier consists beautifully crafted Macaron Collier de perle chocolat Passion, Green Tea Emeraude, Financier carre Hermes, Religieuse Louis Vuitton, Chanel Hand bag, Chocolate truffle and Mini Crumble mascarpone strawberry. Of course, the daintiness of the handbags etc drew a lot of comments from Instagram followers, asking what a crude pleb like me was doing at such an elegant event.
These bodum contraptions are one of the better ways of steeping teas, apparently. But the usual steeping time should be around 2-3 minutes. For the lighter green teas, apparently, the longer you steep, the more it gives a relaxing effect. Something to do with the caffeine or by product of it.
The newly renovated Lounge at the KL Hilton offers on daily basis regular International or Malaysia three tiers Afternoon tea set with a pot of fine Ronnefeldt tea/coffee, priced at RM69.00++.
From the press release:
Johann Tobias Ronnefeldt established Teahouse Ronnefeldt (J. T. Ronnefeldt KG) in Frankfurt am Main in 1823. The tea experts are specialised in importing and blending high quality leaf teas from all major tea -growing countries.Ronnefeldt supplies top hotels and restaurants, independent specialty stores with customised tea selections and service ideas. The marketing concept, which has been followed since the company’s establishment, relies on the company’s central European location, from which it can serve customers throughout the world.
The focus of its international marketing lies, in addition to Europe, Middle East, Russia, Asia, Australia and the South Pacific. All Ronnefeldt teas are produced according to traditional orthodox methods, i.e. wherever possible by hand, in order to guarantee the highest quality. Ronnefeldt is the founder of the unique, worldwide TeaMaster.Programs for Hospitality Service Managers.
If you wish to purchase Ronnefeldt teas directly, you can contact:
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TEL: +6012-4838323, +6012 4318323 FAX:+604-6303231
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