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9 indulgent high teas in Singapore worth whiling away afternoons at

In the mood for skipping lunch? Save room for tea.

An elegant afternoon tea is always a good idea to catch up with friends over a range of sweet and savoury bites. For a touch of indulgence, pair these miniature treats with premium tea and some chilled champagne. These days, afternoon teas are not just your run-of-the-mill three-tiered options.

Some of the following places have up elevated their offerings with unique renditions of classic afternoon teas, such as a Victorian English Tea menu at Goodwood Park, as well as creations inspired by the children’s classic The Secret Garden at Intercontinental Singapore. For something more inventive, there’s a new tea menu featuring wholesome gluten and dairy-free dishes at Capella, as well as a plush afternoon tea injected with fresh and light Japanese-influenced delicacies at Regent Singapore. Here are some recommended spots to head to for a relaxing afternoon.

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    01: Tea Lounge, Regent Singapore

    The charming Tea Lounge at Regent rolls out Japanese- inspired teatime delicacies from now until 29 June. The weekday three-tier afternoon tea stand displays savoury finger sandwiches such as sesame tuna maguro on Japanese rice cake, Japanese spider crab meat with pickled ginger, and Hibiki-infused kobe beef roll with uni terrine, among others. Classic scones are matched with a house-made aromatic sakura jam spread, or for something with a twist, try the warm buttery mikan (Japanese citrus) scone.

    The culinary team also introduces individually-plated interactive desserts like the Japanese Pearl – a delicate sugar sphere filled with crunchy black sesame, white chocolate yuzu cream, red bean compote, sakura pomegranate jelly and lychee foam, sitting atop a rich Uji matcha gelato.

    On weekends, the high tea buffet offers an extensive selection of western and Asian dishes. The spread includes teriyaki and sake-infused wagyu beef tataki; Japanese chicken katsu curry; lobster laksa with rice noodles and X.O. sauce; king scallop congee with sea cucumber and goji berries. There’s even a decadent caviar station.

    The Weekday Three-tier Afternoon Tea is priced starting from $45 per person and available from Monday to Friday from 12 to 5 pm. The Weekend High Tea Buffet is priced starting from $65 per person and available on Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 2.30pm and 3 to 5.30 pm.

    From June 18 to 24, 2018, Four Seasons Hotel Kyoto’s assistant pastry chef Reiko Yokota will be making a guest appearance at Tea Lounge. She will be crafting plated desserts such as Citrus Eton Mess and desserts like shiso panna cotta with pomegranate jelly and matcha-azuki roll.

    Tea Lounge, Lobby Level, Regent Singapore, T: 6725 3245,

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