With the upcoming annual horology event of the year, A Journey Through Time IX - Asia’s premier watch and jewellery showcase happening at Starhill Gallery this 20th to 27th November 2015, Newens Tea House London has come up with a thematic tea session set. Newens Tea House introduced their special tea set ‘A Journey Through Time IX Afternoon Fashion Hi-Tea‘ in conjuction with the Asia’s premier watch and jewellery showcase.
|A Journey Through Time IX Afternoon Fashion Hi-Tea @ Newens Tea House London, Starhill Gallery|
Newens Tea House
Indulge Floor, Starhill Gallery
181, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-2719 8550
|Beautiful setting and plush seats, dine and have your tea in style|
Newens Tea House London, Starhill Gallery
For the thematic tea session it will be held at the Newens Tea House London @ Starhill Gallery located between the luxury brands Dior and Louis Vuitton, Newens Tea House is Kuala Lumpur's most popular venue for English afternoon tea - the three tier set boasts freshly baked scones, cut sandwiches, Newens signature Maids Of Honour tarts and a choice of 60 types of tea.
|A Journey Through Time IX Afternoon Fashion Hi-Tea Set - RM160 nett|
|Starhill Jewel Tea|
Priced at RM160 nett for 2 pax, the Afternoon Fashion Hi-Tea set comes with Strawberry Dip Chocolate, Couture Handbag Cake, Designer Shoe Cookie and English Trifle (tier 1), Maid of Honour Tarts, Chicken Puff Pastry and Spinach Quiche (tier 2) and Assorted Open Sandwiches (tier 3), as well as a pot of Starhill Jewel tea.
|The famous Maids of Honour tarts|
|There's an interesting history to the Maids of Honour|
I was pretty impressed with the three tier tea set, with the Maids of Honour tarts taking centre-stage. There'a a colourful history behind this delectable pastry filled tarts though. Read on for some interesting history lesson.
The Maids of Honours tarts were first discovered in the 16th century by Tudor King Henry VIII, who was introduced to the delicate pastry-filled tarts at Hampton Court Palace by Anne Boleyn, the second of his six wives.
|Love the pastries|
It is said the King declared the tarts so delicious he ordered the recipe – and the Maid of Honour who baked them – to be locked up and only allowed out to bake for the Royal court. The Maids of Honour recipe remained a secret for 200 years until it was leaked by a palace cook to John Billet, a baker in nearby Richmond.
In 1850 Robert Newens, a former Billets apprentice, opened his own bakery in Richmond, using the original Maids of Honour recipe he learned as a trainee baker.
Since then the Newens family have continued baking Maids of Honour tarts to the same recipe through the generations for customers who have included Britain’s War-time Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, Queen Elicabeth II and more recently X Factor judge Simon Cowell and Hollywood couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
Accompanying our cup of Starhill Jewel tea served in fine China tea set is the specially created pastry and cakes. Shown above is the first tier which contains the Strawberry Dip Chocolate (the coat), Couture Handbag Cake, Designer Shoe, English Trifle and the Red Velvet Hat. I like how each and every piece is created with lots of attention to detail.
|Third tier, assorted open sandwiches which has filling of cheese, chicken, and smoked salmon.|
All three tiers of the Journey Through Time IX Afternoon Fashion Hi-Tea at Newens Tea House London, Starhill Gallery were exceptionally filled with yummylicious tea time delights. I personally liked the third tier which consists of an assortment of open sandwiches which has filling of cheese, chicken, and smoked salmon.
|Newens Tea House London, Starhill Gallery|
In February 2015, Newens appointed classically-trained British singer Carly Paoli as the brand’s first ambassador. A month later Newens celebrated another milestone appointing 2 Michelin-starred chef John Burton Race to create the Newens Collection by John Burton Race – an exclusive line of 18 classic English pastries and pies.
For more information on Newens Tea House do check out their website at www.newensteahouse.com.