Join The Strawberry Storm With These 8 Tokyo Afternoon Teas
The Season Of Strawberry Sweets
Although this year’s warm winter and lack of snowfall is bad news for ski goers and snowboarders, Strawberry fans are lucky enough to be greeted with an early spring season strawberry fest!
Tokyo Hotels are on board and have created an amazing array of beautiful red-colored ichigo (strawberry) treats with all of your favorite desserts and dishes, packed full of strawberries galore! Here are our eight picks for the best strawberry afternoon tea sets you can get in Tokyo this winter/spring.
Satisfy your sweet tooth to the max with this gorgeous Afternoon Tea Buffet at The French Kitchen inside the Grand Hyatt Tokyo. Eat as much as you want of this endless selection of strawberry sweets accompanied by an assortment of savory items. If you love tiramisu, strawberry shortcake, macarons, pound cake, crepes or fresh strawberries that can be dipped in a unique pink ruby chocolate fountain, you are in for a grand treat! Enjoy it with some premium organic tea from LA or with fresh coffee.
Price: ¥3,800 (Weekdays) ¥4,200 (Weekends & Holidays)
Where: Grand Hyatt Tokyo, 6-10-3 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Sun, March 15, 2020. From 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuck into an opulent spread of strawberry themed classic afternoon treats at The Lounge of The Westin Tokyo. A tall pier of beautiful strawberry desserts including blancmange, succès meringue made with praline, chocolates, cakes, and macarons will be available to devour alongside plain scones, biscuits and a selection of teas and coffee.
Where: The Westin Tokyo, 1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Wed, April 29, 2020. From 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m.
The Lobby in Peninsula Tokyo is offering a seasonal afternoon tea set that uses premium strawberries from Murata Farm in Ibaraki Prefecture. Enjoy this richly fragrant sweet strawberry in the form of luscious desserts, as well as savory sandwiches, and the iconic Peninsula scones with homemade clotted cream.
Where: The Peninsula Tokyo, 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Sat, March 14, 2020. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hilton Tokyo’s Zatta is serving up their elegant afternoon tea inside a stylish birdcage stand. A number of sweet strawberry items by executive pastry chef Osamu Harita will be served up along a few savory items. Enjoy your sweets with a choice of black tea and some live music on the weekends.
Price: ¥4,200 (Weekdays) ¥4,500 (Weekends & Holidays)
Where: Hilton Tokyo, 6-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Mon, May 11, 2020. From 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Inspired by the vibrancy, flavor, and aroma of strawberries, the pastry chefs from the Atrium Longue of AnaIntercontinental have prepared a variety of handcrafted desserts and savory treats. Towered up is exquisite desserts such as strawberry pound cake and unusually fun sweet and savory bites such as the salmon and strawberry crepe roll, as well as ham and strawberry jam sandwich.
Where: AnaIntercontinental Toyko, 1-12-33 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Sun, May 31, 2020. From 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Executive pastry chef Yoshihisa Miyakawa’s very popular strawberry afternoon tea is returning to The Lounge by Aman with a more delicate upgrade, and a new concept of strawberry picking. Alongside a variety of sweet dishes, a few savory items using duck and scallops by sous-chef Takahiro Sekine will also be on offer. Take advantage of this luxurious way to enjoy the delicious strawberries of the season.
Where: Aman Tokyo, The Otemachi Tower, 1-5-6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Tue, March 31, 2020. From 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Conrad Tokyo’s “Strawberry Sweetheart Afternoon Tea” revolves around bright red strawberry sweets inspired by the “Heart”. The special lineup includes items such as strawberry jelly with real roses, strawberry tarts, pink and white heart-shaped meringues, strawberry mousse combined with pistachios, and more! Pay an extra ¥1,950 for the deluxe afternoon tea course which comes with champagne as well as a selection of 30 other drinks.
Where: The Conrad Tokyo, 1-9-1 Higashishinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Sat, Feb. 29, 2020. From 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Weekdays) From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Weekends)
Enjoy an elegant tea time dyed in “Tokyo Red”, a color that symbolically expresses the culture of Tokyo, and seen in the national flag, Torii gates, Kabuki and the Tokyo Tower. This stylish afternoon tea from the Marriot Tokyo’s Lounge & Dining G serves up a number of fun dishes that combine a refreshing berry acidity with other rich sweet flavors. The striking red color of these strawberry sweets are very aesthetic, so why not get some Insta-snaps while you’re at it!
Where: Marriot Tokyo, 4-7-36 Kitashinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
When: Now through Sat, Feb. 29, 2020. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wishing you a lovely afternoon tea time! If you want to know more about Tokyo’s strawberry trend check out this article.