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This new Vancouver tea service is the ultimate Eastern-inspired dream

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Hanna McLean Feb 13, 2018 12:50 pm 1,894

Just in time for Chinese New Year, H Tasting Lounge in the Westin Bayshore has launched their first Eastern Afternoon Tea service.

It’s brand new, and it’s a pretty epic spread. For $48 per person, you get a selection of Eastern-inspired sandwiches and pastries presented in unique and delicate wrappings, ribbons, and dishes.

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Oh, and they have a green cotton candy bonsai tree – so that’s a thing.

H:JUZ Lounge Eastern Afternoon Tea

Bonsai Cotton Candy Tree (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Presented in what reminds us of a Tiffany-blue oversized jewelry box, patrons who order this tea can look forward to a “Kung Pao” lobster roll with charcoal bread, a “Pekin Style” duck wrap made from a mini Chinese Pancake, and a Braised Abalone Tuna Tart garnished with gold flake.

H:JUZ Lounge Eastern Afternoon Tea

(Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

H:JUZ Lounge Eastern Afternoon Tea

(Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

H:JUZ Lounge Eastern Afternoon Tea

(Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

For sweets you’ll receive a pineapple shortbread, a taro bomb stuffed with taro purée, a wife cake filled with sweet winter melon, and an almond cookie.

H:JUZ Lounge Eastern Afternoon Tea

(Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

While the box of savoury and sweet selections feels like a well-rounded tea on their own, that’s not where this foodie adventure ends. The dessert course is next, and it includes a creamy egg tart, mango pomelo sago, and green tea mochi ice cream topped with a happy bear face.

H:JUZ Lounge Eastern Afternoon Tea

(Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The whole set is incredibly whimsical, and the intricate dishware (most of them flown in from Europe) make it an Insta-worthy affair.

Especially when you combine those elements with the lounge’s background of dreamy pastel and gold tones and marble-topped tables.

H:JUZ Lounge Eastern Afternoon Tea

(Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

It’s obvious that the food during this service takes centre stage, but H Tasting Lounge also offers a great selection of loose leaf teas, and they even offer the option to bump up the fun with bubbly cocktails.

Eastern Tea Service from H:JUZ

Eastern Tea Service from H Tasting Lounge (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

This tea will be available from 11:30 am to 9 pm from February 15 to 21. After that it will be available from 11:30 am to 5 pm daily.

H Tasting Lounge

Address: Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Phone: 604-691-6962

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Hanna McLean
Hanna is the Dished Vancouver Editor at Daily Hive. Got a food tip? Email her at [email protected]
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