Afternoon Tea is a British tea-ritual made famous by Queen Victoria and believed to have started in early 1840s. Back in the day it was a private and social affair for women who were climbing ranks in society. But was later introduced as a social affair to included everyone who was anyone to curb the hunger. The idea was to curb the hunger between lunch and dinner and consisted mostly of nicely cut sandwiches.
A couple of years back I had the opportunity to attend the B Afternoon Tea Bus Tour event in London. It was a blogger affair with afternoon tea in the midst, this was your typical afternoon tea served with scones. The next time I had afternoon tea was with my sister in Oxford and it cost me a pretty penny. Prior to this, the only type of afternoon tea I had had was one my mother took us on. Though back home in Zambia it wasn’t considered afternoon tea just a catch up with friends over tea.
When Chi Kitchen reached out to us to review their afternoon tea menu I was over the moon. My sister is a sucker for afternoon tea and wanted me to take her on one for her birthday. Unfortunately my time and budget wasn’t allowing for it, so the invite came at the right time. What made the invite even more exciting is a prospect of an Asian twist to the afternoon tea.
Chi Kitchen is a contemporary Pan-Asian restaurant with a South East Asian influence. The restaurant can be found in two locations London (inside Debenhams in Oxford Circus) and Birmingham. Chi is a Chinese word meaning energy and I think the word choice is very fitting of this restaurant. The ambiance and feel of the London restaurant was incredible and just felt right to enjoy our afternoon tea. We loved it so much we decided to stay and sample the main menu as well.
Regular readers would have seen and read my sister’s thoughts about afternoon tea at Chi Kitchen. Hence why I will not
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