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Afternoon Tea at Premier Pearl

If we’ve enticed you, why not treat someone to an afternoon tea gift card or take afternoon tea at The Premier Pearl.
When did afternoon tea become a ritual?
Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, introduced to the wonderful idea of English afternoon tea in around 1840. The duchess would become hungry around 4pm, so she often asked for a tray of tea, bread & butter and cake to be brought to her room. This became a habit of hers and she started inviting friends to join her. A ‘pause for tea’ soon became a fashionable social event. During the 1880’s, society women would change into long gowns, gloves and ornate hats for their afternoon tea, which was usually served in a formal drawing room between 4 – 5pm.
Setting the table
A perfect afternoon tea isn’t complete without a beautiful table setting. When hosting your own, begin by laying the tablecloth then placing a side plate and napkin in the centre of each place setting, with a knife and fork to the right. The teacup and saucer is traditionally placed in the right-hand corner, with the cup handle at 3 o’clock and the teaspoon pointing to 4 o’clock.
Choose your tea
Here are just a couple of our favourite teas, which come highly recommended. Firstly, our Royal Breakfast blend, which includes teas selected from the misty hills of Sri Lanka and the lush estates of Assam in India. Its classic and robust flavour is best enjoyed with milk. The Staunton Earl Grey is another classic, discovered in China in the 1700s by George Staunton, an officer in the East India Company. It blends the finest neroli and bergamot oils to create a distinctive Earl Grey with a wonderfully fragrant aroma.
Milk or tea first?
Originally, European teacups were made of soft-paste porcelain, so milk was added first to prevent heat cracking them. Once hard-paste porcelain was discovered, this was no longer necessary and it became a sign of wealth to pour the milk after the tea, to show guests that you had the finest teacups. For me, adding milk before tea allows the two to infuse better, while adding it after means you can better control the flavour of the tea more.
What’s the best way to eat a scone?

What to spread first is an age-old debate. Whether you prefer it the ‘Devon way’ with cream before jam, or the ‘Cornwall way’ with jam before cream, simply break the scone in half with your fingers and prepare as you desire.

Lemon slice or wedge?

A lemon slice can float in the teacup to enhance the flavour of the tea. Traditionally, it would also contain a clove in the centre of the lemon slice. When a lemon wedge is served, it’s designed to be squeezed to add just the juice of the lemon to the tea.

Finger food

Our sandwiches are immaculately cut into neat rectangles to create what we call ‘finger sandwiches’, meaning you don’t need cutlery to enjoy them. I always like to save my favourite sandwich to last to keep the anticipation going.

A floral touch

We’re famous for our beautiful floral displays at The Premier Pearl, so adding your own colourful blooms would make a lovely touch if you’re hosting your own afternoon tea. Our designer florist would say “Even a few freshly picked stems in bud vases can transform the entire look of the table. Seasonal flowers and colour always work best, and using herbs and other foliage can really bring the simplest of flowers to life.”

Ocean Terrace Lounge & Café

Location:

Ground floor

Operation Hours:

12:00PM - 17:00PM

Capacity:

70 seats

Set close by and a few steps from the hotel lobby, Ocean Terrace is the ideal spot for cocktails, canapes, light bites, people-watching and special afternoon tea.

Put simply, you can't pay us a visit without sampling our take on one of Western's favourite pastimes. Whether you are celebrating an occasion or seeking an indulgent treat, enjoy our selection of freshly cut sandwiches and savouries before tucking into warm scones with clotted cream and jam. Finish with sweet treats and your choosing from our fabulous range of speciality teas.

Creating a real sense of occasion, our popular afternoon tea is skilfully prepared, served with precision and accompanied by our elegant pianist and singer. Please note we request 48 hours' notice for any dietary requirements.

SkyEden Rooftop Bar

Location:

Hotel Rooftop

Operation Hours:

12:00PM - 17:00PM

The outdoor tables are limited, Should you make a request for a space of the rooftop, please be advised that while our team will always do their best to grant requests, this may not always be possible.

The most celebrated of Vietnamese pastimes, treat someone special to our award-winning afternoon tea experience, in the majestic setting of SkyEden. If you’re looking for the perfect Vung Tau day out, we’d say afternoon tea and views from the hotel's rooftop make for a pretty unmissable combination. You can tuck into luxury sweet and savoury treats with our drink list at the rooftop or head slightly further afield to mix up the views - take a look at all our afternoon teas in the hotel for inspiration

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Sky Garden Ocean Fresh

Location

18th Floor

Operation Hours:

Daily 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Capacity:

136 seats

Afternoon tea lovers are in for a treat with seasonal tea experiences made fresh using locally sourced produce. Served in theatrical elegance, our afternoon tea celebrates the best of Vietnamese classics and features a fine selection of delicious finger sandwiches, handcrafted desserts and freshly baked scones.

The beautifully displayed sweet and savoury treats are accompanied by an exclusive selection of loose leaf teas, including a variety of Premier Pearl signature teas such as the Welcome Tea, which is a blend of cinnamon tea with mixed berries and honey.

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