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Christmas Themed Afternoon Tea @ InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

I know, I know, we’re in January why am I talking about Christmas which is over. I was just slow in putting this together but better late than never.

By now, my perception of high tea / afternoon tea in Malaysia is almost at an unrateable level. I guess you can say I have lost all hope for this niche in this country.

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Okay let’s get into it! Intercontinental KL is famous for their 3-tier (drawer) high tea and during festive seasons it is just enhanced with a themed dessert.

It comes with a pot of tea (loose leaves) and I picked a rose flavored.

Starting with the last two drawers:

Clotted cream & potted jam which is to be paired with raisin & plain scones. Honestly didn’t like the clotted cream, just tasted very much different from my expectations and the scones were just alright. I don’t like nor hate it.

In to the first drawer:

Its a drawer of savories which is unmemorable. I don’t remember there was any specific one which stood out. It was mediocre at best even though the menu sang praises with fancy ingredients of caviar, truffle butter and salmon roe.

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Top tier:

Best looking & tasting tier of all – the sweets.

The set came with:

  • two Christmas minced pie (the only one I ate this festive season) which was a little too sweet for my liking
  • a candy cane fat-caroon (a fat macaroon) which was extremely sweet and almost left me toothless
  • two pistachio mousse and apricot compote with ginger bread crumble, filled in a Christmas bell – this one I love!! Finally something which was not too sweet and had mix of texture and sourness in a bite
  • two chilled cheese with strawberry jelly on shortbread crust – also loved!! it’s in a shape of santa’s belted tummy.

Overall I think it’s definitely one of the more affordable high tea places in KL as this set can be shared by two. While not outstanding, it is still of decent offerings!

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