Afternoon tea is a light meal typically eaten between 3pm and 5pm. It originated in the UK, though various places that used to be part of the former British Empire also have such a meal.

Traditionally, loose tea would be served in a teapot with milk and sugar. This would be accompanied by various sandwiches like thinly sliced cucumber, smoked salmon and egg mayonnaise and mustard cress, scones with butter, clotted cream and jam and a selection of cakes and pastries. The food would be often served in a tiered stand.

While afternoon tea used to be an everyday event, nowadays it is more likely to be taken as a treat in a hotel, café or tea shop.

Here in Malaysia you could enjoy this experience at few hotels at Cameron Highland like Cameron Highland Resort, Bala’s Chalet & etc, Winter Warmers @ the Curve or selected hotel in Klang Valley.

Last Saturday, I indulged myself with an English Afternoon Tea (EAT)@ Carcosa Seri Negara. Fuh! Lovely…personally I love every little thing about English especially English countryside.
I decorated my home in English style, english curtains, bedsheet, table clothes and England is definitely my dream destination...(hemm..ntah bila dapat p :-) ..too far & $$$, so I have to bring it closer to me :-)

It was a sudden thought and never done an earlier reservation at the Drawing Room, I called up to reserve on Saturday itself and end up KakTah & me sat at the verandah overlooking the garden. Still awesome but sitting inside is much much better and it requires at least 1-2 weeks reservation especially on weekend.

The EAT is held everyday at Drawing Room from 3-5pm @ RM60/pax. Hemmm… extremely expensive for a cup of coffee and scones but the delightful feeling and the retaurant’s ambiance is absolutely gorgeous and wonderful. It was actually a mansion built in 1904 as the official residence of the British representative to Malay states and restored to its former glory into a 5star luxury boutique hotel.

From the first step into this restaurant you will be assisted all the way up to the end. Don’t even care to pour your own tea. It is a set afternoon tea started with your choice of tea (I prefer English Breakfast Tea) and a selection of thinly sliced sandwiches, cakes & pastries followed by warm scones with butter, cream & jam and end up with fresh strawberries with cream.
Come on..take a little private time to treat yourself in a different style :-)