One conversation with my best friends led to planning a monthly girls outing. On a Sunday afternoon, we headed out to a trendy spot in Honolulu for some tea. I’m ecstatic to say that my very first Afternoon Tea was spent at The Veranda which is located at the beautiful Kahala Hotel & Resort.
Just beyond the elegant lobby of The Kahala Hotel, lies the most amazing setting of The Veranda. The Veranda offers an indoor and outdoor seating which overlooks the beach, pool, and dolphin lagoon. The view while sipping our tea was breathtaking!
Being that it was my first tea experience, I ordered the same thing as my girlfriends which was the Classic Tea Service. For $30.00, it included a pot of tea, four delicate finger sandwiches, four tasty desserts, and two freshly baked scones. (Tip: do not eat the blueberry scones before the plain one)
With each tea service, we each had a choice of a Harney & Sons tea. The Veranda offered different selections of tea from Island Inspired, Asian Flair, and European Elegance. I decided to go with the Bangkok Tea which was under the Asian Flair category: Organic, hand-picked Japanese green teas carefully blended with lemongrass, ginger, coconut and vanilla. Oh so delicious if you like coconut and vanilla!
These little sugar cubes were included for our tea. How cute are these? I loved the brown sugar cubes. One or two cubes were just enough.
Classic Tea Service included an assortment of four savory sandwiches: Roast Chicken Salad, Shaved Serrano Ham & Truffled Manchego Cheese, Asparagus Mimosa, and Smoked Salmon and Three Caviar Creme Fraiche.
It also included two fresh baked scones (plain and blueberry), clotted cream, and marmalade (which had a light pineapple flavor, very pleasant taste). It was our first time tasting clotted cream and it was absolutely tasty with the scones.
A plate of four sweet treats: Coconut French Macaroon, Raspberry Dark Chocolate Tart, Lilikoi Meringue Tart, and Macadamia Nut Fancier Rum Cake.
I had a fantastic afternoon tea experience at The Veranda. The sandwiches were all appetizing and had great flavor, especially the roast chicken salad and smoked salmon. Desserts were all very tasty as well. I loved the Coconut French Macaroon! Although the sandwiches and desserts seemed tiny, we were all satisfied by the end of our brunch. I can’t wait to come back for another brunch at The Veranda and plan a staycation at The Kahala Hotel!
For more information on Afternoon Tea at The Veranda, visit here!
(Afternoon Tea Hours – 2:00pm-5:30pm)
Kahala Hotel & Resort
5000 Kahala Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
“A cup of tea is an excuse to share great thoughts with great minds.”