Monday, April 2, 2018

Newens Tea House 'A Journey Through Tea': April to June 2018 Specials

Afternoon tea is a time-honoured British tradition and one of the best places to immerse in the traditional ritual of afternoon tea in Kuala Lumpur is at Newens Tea House. Located in Starhill Gallery, Newens Tea House is renowned for their 300-year-old tea drinking heritage as well as their world-renowned Maids of Honour tart – first enjoyed by King Henry VIII in the 1500s.



In the early 16th century, Anne Boleyn, second wife of the Tudor King, Henry VIII of England, was relaxing in the grounds of Richmond Palace surrounded by her "Maids of Honour" when one of her maids produced a silver dish of delicious tarts she had made. Suddenly, the King appeared and was offered one of the tarts and upon trying it declared it to be the finest tasting he had ever experienced. He enjoyed it so much that he ordered the Maid of Honour who made it be imprisoned and the recipe locked in a box, so she could make the recipe for the King and his household exclusively.

The recipe remained a closely guarded secret until it was disclosed to a bakery in the small Regency town of Richmond in the early 18th century, where a young man by the name of Robert Newens was serving his apprenticeship. Robert Newens subsequently opened his first shop in King Street, Richmond in 1850s and has been serving the Maids of Honour tarts ever since.



Newens Tea House adds a refreshing twist to the afternoon tea by bringing you a selection of tea and scrumptious pastries inspired by tea cultures from around the globe, through its A Journey Through Tea series available throughout the year.

Newens welcomes the month of April and pays tribute to the royals with Tea with Anne Boleyn. Served in an elegant three-tier cake stand, befitting for a queen, are classic favourites such as Mini Apple Pie, English Fruit Cake, Eton Mess, English Trifle, Earl Grey Macaron, Shortbread Cookies, Maids of Honour Tarts, Scones served with Clotted Cream and Preserves, Mini Kew Pasty, Mini Chicken Pie and Mini Salmon and Onion Quiche. This afternoon tea is served with free-flow of black aromatic STS Tea.







The Maids of Honour tarts are seriously amazing... one bite, you'll understand why. If you haven't tried one... then you're missing out. Go grab one today!




For the month of May, in conjunction with Mother's Day, Newens will be serving the Joyous May Afternoon Tea. Indulge in decadent pastries such as the Apple and Hazelnut Cake, Vanilla Cupcakes, Rainbow Cake, Open-Faced Salmon Rose and Egg and Caviar Sandwiches, Strawberry-flavoured Maids of Honour Tarts and heart-shaped Scones served with Clotted Cream and Preserves. This is complemented by free-flow of Life and Beauty Tea, a herbal infusion of aloe vera and tropical fruits. The perfect afternoon tea to treat that special lady in your life!







To commemorate the arrival of summer, Newens will be serving a summer-themed tea set for the month of June. Tea connoisseurs can relish in the Summer Holiday Afternoon Tea which features Mixed Berries Crepe, Panna Cotta, Cream Horn, Madeline, Rainbow Cake, Fresh Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate and Assorted Homemade Sandwiches. This afternoon tea experience comes paired with free-flow of refreshing Iced Fruits of Paradise Tea made with mango, pineapple and papaya.




The scones here are really good too!


Be entertained with live music from the harpist from 2.30pm to 5.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday




These thematic tea experiences are available throughout each respective month from 2.30pm to 5.30pm daily at RM150 nett per set for two persons. For reservations and information on Newens Tea House, please contact 03-2719 8550, newens@ytlhotels.com.my or visit feastvillage.com.



Opening times: 10am to 11pm daily.

Location: Newens Tea House, Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery 181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2719 8550

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