Quintessential Embodiment of Victorian Afternoon Tea: Annvita Tea Room

2019-07-23 11:32:19 source: Picturesque Zhejiang


Annvita Tea Room 安薇塔英国茶屋

Telephone: +86 571 87002717

Address: 2/F Building A, West Lake Intime Shopping Mall, No. 98 Yan’an Road

Annvita is a Shanghai tea-room brand which has subbranches both in China and overseas. It is the quintessential embodiment of the Victorian afternoon tea which combines the century-old English tea brands and the exquisite china brands often found in the traditional English afternoon tea culture. As its slogan goes, it really is “Leader of English Tea, Expert in Afternoon Tea”.

The Hangzhou subbranch is located at the foot of Wushan Hill near the West Lake. Its rooms, predominantly blue, are arch-shaped with many dotted white marble pillars. Sitting on one of its cozy wooden tables on a sunny day, you could hide away from the hustle and bustle city life. In the porcelain display area, you can find a precious English Royal tea set marked "the wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate". 

The menu of Annvita Tea Room is as thick as a book and has a thorough guide to English afternoon tea, from its origins to the finest of ingredients.  

In Annvita Tea Room, the English Rose milky tea is definitely worth brewing over. With a distinct rose aroma and smooth taste, the tea is infused using English rose tea and milk. 

The three-layer cake stand is an indispensable part of an English afternoon tea. According to afternoon tea etiquette, any culinary delights should be tasted from bottom-to-top and salty-to-sweet. The first level of the cake stand is usually for various types of salty sandwiches, such as ham, cheese and egg and the second and the third levels are saved for seasonal special desserts.  

In Annvita Tea Room the three-layer cake stand serves a variety of sweet treats such as fruit tarts, strawberry mousse, and chocolate tarts, etc. According to the season, Annvita will introduce new desserts such as mushroom cake which is inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The cake uses strawberry and raspberry jam to form its mushroom shape, and rich vanilla cream is stuffed inside with a sweet and salty raspberry gel embedded in between. Yummy! 

(Executive Editor: Zhe LOU)

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