Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea at Notch8

Afternoon Tea is an art and should be an extraordinary experience one that you will cherish. Vancouver has some wonderful places for you to indulge in an Afternoon Tea experience. Each of the places is unique in what they offer along with the type of service and selection of sandwiches, pastries and desserts. I am on a journey around the city to find these extraordinary places.

A wonderful and delicious Lunar New Year Afternoon Tea experience notch 8 restaurant that has been decorated for the occasion to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

Lawrence joined me for this wonderful Afternoon Tea and we started off with Szechuan Old Fashioned cocktails from the Macallan collection and these are an add-on.

Each of us chose different teas from their exquisite menu. I had the Jasmine Gold Dragon tea and Lawrence had the Lucky dragon hyson tea.

We were then served a selection of their fluffy scones with clotted cream and orange marmalade; both the Almond Cookie and Classic Buttermilk Scones were divine.

The presentation of this afternoon tea was extraordinary, we then received a two tier set, the bottom tray featured the savouries and then the top tray featured the sweets.

Savoury Bites:

Char Siu Pork Belly – Pork Floss, Apple, Pullman

Duck Confit – Green Onion Pancake, Apricot Duck Sauce

Shrimp And Egg Tart – Nappa, Ma La Chilli Oil

Curry Puff – Chickpea Keema

Turnip Cake – Salmon Roe, Pickled Carrot, Cashew, Sweet Soy Glaze

Sweet Bites:

Dragon Ball Cream Puff – Oolong Pastry Cream

Black Sesame Macaron

Opera Cake – Matcha, Red Bean Paste

Fruit Tart – Vanilla Pastry Cream, Haw Flake

Pandan Swiss Roll – Coconut Mousse

The Lunar New Year Afternoons Tea is $69 per person and is available Wednesday through Sunday through to February 25 with three daily seatings at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Reservations are now available and can be made online.

By: Richard Wolak