Last week I was invited to try the new Royal Afternoon Tea menu at the Conservatorium hotel. I had just been there a few days before to try Taiko for the first time and it didn’t disappoint. So of couse I was really excited to go back. The afternoon started with a glass of champagne, and Chef Schilo van Coevorden and the Pastry Chef Gino Gebhard welcoming us.
The menu was created in collaboration with the East India Company. We were explained how to taste the tea and learned a few things about how to properly make it.
How you should steep it for 3-5 minutes otherwise it becomes bitter, and how it is very important to always make your tea with freshly boiled water.
And then all the treats came. Different kinds of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and marmalade, and of course some sweets. It was an afternoon of true delight. This high tea is perfect to celebrate something special or to just to treat yourself.
The Royal Afternoon Tea is served at The Brasserie from 15:00 until 17:30.
Van Baerlestraat 27, Amsterdam