Thanks to the wonderful invitation from Hwajing Travel and Tours, I recently had the opportunity to enjoy my very first high tea indulgence on the Superstar Libra cruise!
We were greeted with a special welcome ceremony by the servants upon entering Four Seasons Restaurant.
Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford in the year of 1840 to ward off hunger in between luncheon and dinner. It has become a fashionable social event for the upper class society.
We get to choose our favourite Twinings Tea before the foods were served. Each tea has its own nutritional benefits. English Breakfast Tea can prevent cancer and kidney stone. Earl Grey Tea helps to fight anxiety and depression. Peppermint Tea can relieve sinus and soothes stomach problems. Green Tea is high in antioxidants and a good anti-inflammatory.
Prawn Fritter, Savoury Quiche, and Baked Mushroom Mini Pie are the delicious entrée that welcome passengers to an exciting experience savouring high tea at sea onboard Superstar Libra in style.
Next we had the Hors d’oeuvre, small savory dishes which include Mini Ratatouille on Tart, Smoked Salmon on Brioche, Aloo Vada on Prata Bread, Smoked Duck on Mini Baguette, Camembert Cheese on Rye Roll, Tuna Mousse on Croissant Roll, and Spiced Squid with Caramelized Onion.
Be spoilt for choices with the delectably-crafted sweet temptations, including Cupcake, Fruit Tart, Red Velvet, Cheese Cake, Crème Brulee, Rainbow Macaroon, English Fruitcake, as well as my favourite Scones with cream, jam and marmalade.
Mr Kenny Cheong, the Managing Director of Hwajing Travel and Tours, was also there to give his welcome speech, “Hwajing is committed to always provide the most unique traveling experience with the smartest budget to its passengers. Unique from other cruise packages, Hwajing embedded the concept of “Royal High Tea” onboard Superstar Libra that is specifically custom-made for Hwajing’s passengers.”
“This is the main highlight and the biggest surprise that we want to reward our passengers throughout their cruise vacation. And, we hope our passengers would able to enjoy the extraordinary cruise holiday experience,” Mr Cheong added.
Who says high tea is only for ladies? My friend Marvin was truly enjoyed himself with a good cup of tea, and some kepoh chit-chat session with us.
For an extraordinary cruise holiday experience that you will always remember, Hwajing Travel and Tours is the perfect choice! Kindly check out their website at wms.hwajing.com.my for more fabulous cruise packages that will perfectly suit to chillaxing your cruise holiday.
More photos at FOOD Malaysia facebook page, a Malaysian food & lifestyle blogger since 2010
Thanks my friend Marvin Michael Kho for few photos