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“Russian Royale” Afternoon T

August 11, 2015 Food & Beverage No Comments Email Email

000No more flying all the way to the other side of the world just for a taste of Russia, for WOOBAR and Kusmi Tea will be bringing Russia to your plate from August to October! Originating from Russia and famous for its edgy concept, Kusmi Tea is a high-quality tea brand that is well-loved by many A-list stars, with renowned actor Orlando Bloom and international singer Lady Gaga as big fans. Now at WOOBAR, you can enjoy not only a Russian-themed Afternoon T Set, but also Kusmi Tea’s signature Russian teas and healthy Detox teas. You will also have a chance to score surprise gifts like a year’s worth of Kusmi Tea supply, HK$1,080 Kusmi Tea box and more with the #kusmigetlucky online contest. So sit back and get ready to be pampered like Hollywood royalties!

TASTE OF ROYALE – Russian Afternoon T Sets and Buffets

Starting from now till October 31, indulge yourself in over 10 new types of desserts in the weekday Afternoon T Set and weekend Afternoon T Buffet plus 5 brand new tea choices from Kusmi Tea. Taking Kusmi Tea’s roots in Russia as inspiration, Culinary Director Chef Alain Allaire brings innovation to the fore by adding a creative twist to traditional Russian treats, such as vodka, zakuski, Russian beets, Russian king crab and even Russian dolls.


The White Caviar and Vodka Cup Cake is an excellent example. Chef Alain mixes milky white chocolate with caviar and dashes of vodka, bringing the two famous Russian ingredients together in a delightful and enticing way. Speaking of creativity, the Russian Doll Cookies tops it all. This spectacular ladyfinger takes the shape of a Russian Doll, with the pastry chefs handcrafting each of them. Thanks to this, a fun and appealing visual impact is created.

Other than sweets, the savories are just as scrumptious. The Russian Potato Salad has Salmon Roe Caviar added inside. Its fresh seafood taste takes one of the country’s favorite dishes to another level, making the after-taste more palatable and lingering. Another mouth-watering item, Traditional Russian Blinis, has a delectable combination of toppings – sour cream and caviar. Such a flavorsome selection serves as an appetizing contrast to the tender and mellow taste of Russian Blinis made of egg-white, giving a delicious blast to the taste buds.

The rest of the items include Pickled Green Tomato and Russian King Crab, Picked Mushroom Zakuski, Russian Beets and Walnut with Cured Salmon, Smoked Mackerel and Horseradish Club, Ptichye Moloko Cake, Russian Napoleon Honey Cake, Apple Sharlotka Walnut Cake, Russian Ponchiki Doughnuts and more.


TEA OF ROYALE – Russian and Beauty Tea Choices of Kusmi Tea

Since 1867, Kusmi Tea has been creating exclusive blends and classic teas in baroque and colorful packaging faithful to the original labels. Distributed all over the world, Kusmi Tea gives endless enjoyment and gustative treasures to connoisseurs and neophytes with its inimitable aromas and flavors. Kusmi Tea carries on a tradition that has already spanned two centuries and clearly is a reference of discerning taste and creativity.

Starting from August onwards, guests can enjoy 2 out of 5 Kusmi teas for free when savoring the Afternoon Tea Sets or Buffets – the Russian teas Anastasia, Russian Morning N˚24, St Petersburg, Prince Vladimir and healthy tea Detox.

Amongst all, its signature Russian tea, Anastasia, is a must-try! A blend of teas from China, Sri Lanka and India flavored with natural extracts of bergamot, lemon and orange blossom, is a recipe inspired by the myth of Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Tsar Nicolas II (Romanoff dynasty), who disappeared in mysterious circumstances. The other recommendation is St Petersburg. Created for the 300-year celebration of the city of St Petersburg, where Kusmi Tea’s history began in 1867, St Petersburg is a delicious mixture of Earl Grey, caramel, and red fruits with a hint of vanilla.

For beauty lovers, Kusmi Tea’s latest line Detox is an innovative blend of high quality tea and ingredients with known health benefits. With its delicious blend of maté, green tea and lemongrass, Detox is perfect for enjoying a moment of pleasure. 

SURPRISE OF ROYALE – #KusmiGetLucky Photo Contest

Be part of the fun and submit smart phone photos of yourselves during the Afternoon T experience via personal Instagram with hashtags #kusmigetlucky and #whongkong. Kusmi Tea will be giving out a prize by the end of each month to one photographer who embodies the Kusmi spirit the most – fun and fashionable! The prizes include a HK$1080 Kusmi Tea Box, a Kusmi Tea Infuser and the grand prize of one  year’s worth of Kusmi Tea! Competitions results will be announced on W Hong Kong Instagram account in the beginning of each month till October 31.

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