Palace Hotel Tokyo is offering guests the chance to experience the best quality tea at the best time of year included in an exciting collaboration with the specialist tea company Maruyama Nori.
Throughout Fall (September-November), The Palace Lounge is offering an afternoon tea presentation featuring creative infusions of Maruyama Nori’s prestigious Jugetsudo line of teas. This can incorporate a limited-edition matcha tea that comes into season at the moment of the year.
The matcha will be provided to guests as though it were being handed to a Shogun (an inherited commander-in-chief in feudal Japan). This traditional ceremony was crucial in Japanese culture. The tea leaves were meticulously prepared according to ancient techniques and served in beautifully-crafted bowls.
Guests will also indulge in a unique choice of sweet and savory treats combined with different teas. The food is presented inside a beautiful three-tiered Jyubako lacquer presentation box.
The cake selection includes a panna cotta created using whole-leaf green tea extract referred to as sencha along with a lamington cake made with roasted green tea called hojicha. There is also a special tiramisu made with matcha along with a crème br^ulée created using genmaicha.
The savory treats have been developed to incorporate seasonal Fall ingredients and can include dishes such as a matcha steamed bread sandwich having a shrimp and cream cheese filling and a Maitake mushroom fritto seasoned with porcini powder
Also on the menu are a selection of Japanese sweets and fruits that are typically consumed with green tea extract. Including dishes for example mandarin orange rice pudding, sweet potato tart, brown sugar rusk and an apricot p^até de fruits.
The Jugetsudo Autumn Afternoon Tea is offered at Palace Hotel Tokyo from September 1 to November 30 and is priced at approximately $60 per person together with a glass of champagne. Reservations for that experience are recommended. To learn more, go to the Palace Hotel Tokyo website.</