Characterised by the flavour of bergamot orange, Earl Grey has a long history dating back to the 19th century and is still one of the most widely enjoyed black tea blends. From May 15 to June 30, 2017, Café 103 pays tribute to this time-honored favourite with a masterfully crafted Earl Grey Chocolate Afternoon Tea, offering an irresistible tannic-sweet rivalry for the palate.
Executive Pastry Chef Richard Long said, “Earl Grey tea and chocolate both have strong and distinctive flavour profiles and aromas. Looking for the precise balance of ingredients was an experimental work and yet, full of fun. In this special afternoon tea, the uniqueness of both Earl Grey tea and chocolate shines in harmony, without one overpowering the other.”
Hazelnut Financier with Earl Grey Cremeux never fails to impress – a sweet and moist hazelnut financier is plated on a buttery chocolate sable Breton. The marshmallow-soft Earl Grey cremeux on top graces the dessert with a refreshing scent of tea while toning down the overall sweetness.
A rich layer of Earl Grey ganache sandwiched between two slices of butter cake soaked in Earl Grey tea, a clever balance of tastes, is highlighted in Earl Grey Tea Cake with Milk Chocolate Cream. Topped with Earl Grey cream and explosive candy, the dessert surprises even the most discerning gourmets at the first bite.
Strawberry Yuzu Tart is a feast for the palate as well as the eyes. Fresh strawberry and pistachio bites are beautifully arranged on light and airy vanilla Chantilly cream. The intense flavuor of yuzu curd underneath enlivens the taste buds and freshens up the palate for the next sweet treat. Exclusively available at Café 103 during this limited promotion period, Chocolate Earl Grey ice cream from Tea WG, carrying rich notes of black tea, bergamot and chocolate, is the perfect wrap-up to this elegant afternoon tea experience.
Guests are recommended to enjoy an indulgent afternoon between sips of French Earl Grey tea, a fragrant variation of the great classic and delicately infused with citrus fruits and French blue cornflowers.
Earl Grey Chocolate Afternoon Tea
Date: May 15 to June 30, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Price: Monday to Friday - HK$378 for one / HK$618 for two
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday - HK$398 for one / HK$638 for two
Venue: Café 103, Level 103, The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong