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台北文華東方五星旅館青隅超奢華香檳下午茶 – The Jade Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Luxury Hotel Taipei Champagne Afternoon Tea Review
殘編上次造訪文華東方的 Jade Lounge (青隅)正好是他們跟法國甜點米其林名廚 Gregory Doyen和知名保養品牌 La Prairie
The last time I visited The Jade Lounge in Mandarin Oriental Hotel Taipei was when they collaborated with French pastry Michelin chef Gregory Doyen.
and world renown skincare brand La Prairie to launch the white caviar afternoon tea set. I was lucky and so honored to meet Chef Doyen himself and had the pleasure to chat with him. Luxurious interior, and scrumptious food, the perfect experience is unforgettable. A year passed in the blink of an eye, but The Jade Lounge’s level remains top-notch! They served the best afternoon tea I have ever eaten! Again!
For just $1950NT, guests can enjoy a heavenly champagne afternoon tea set, including savoury treats, English scones, a glass of champagne and a pot of select tea.
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以下是食記報告/ Our Review：
我們的香檳是漢諾香檳(Henriot Brut Souverain)，服務生為我們的香檳杯裝至三分滿。精選茶品是壺裝的，可無限回沖，選擇很多，殘編選了凍頂烏龍茶，友人則選台灣茗茶。
Our champagne is Henriot Brut Souverain, our server fills our glasses to about one-third full.
There is an extensive selection for teas and includes unlimited hot water refill, each tea is served in a pot. I choose the Dong Ding oolong tea, and our friend opts for a Taiwanese tea.
We arrived at about 3:30 in the afternoon and there were no other guests in the restaurant, so we were lucky to get a window seat.
The service of Mandarin Oriental is super fast, drinks are served in less than two minutes. Even the three-tier afternoon tea set is out in less than five minutes.
Our server is fluent in English, she hears us speaking English and explains the menu in English with no problems.
下午茶餐點/ The Afternoon Tea Set:
The bottom layer is a selection of savoury treats, including crab ball, curry chicken sandwich, shrimp sandwich, foie gras jelly, and tomato tart. The second and third layers are all desserts, which include matcha red bean cake, chestnut puff, caramel pear tower, sesame peanut cake, and kungfu tea dessert cup.
- 螃蟹球 （crab cake ball)
The crab ball is made with real ingredients, besides having full of crab meat, there is no excessive cream or flour, making it not greasy at all, the ball is covered with corn flakes, which adds texture to the dish.
- 咖哩雞肉三明治 (curry chicken sandwich)
The curry chicken sandwich is a mini sandwich with curry-flavored chicken and nuts. The curry soaks into the bread, but I think the dough can use a bit more of a crisp.
- 鮮蝦抹茶三明治 (shrimp-matcha sandwich)
Shrimp sandwich is filled with chopped shrimps sandwiched soft matcha bread, full of seafood flavours.
- 鵝肝凍 （Foie Gras Jelly)：
走遍歐洲，法國巴黎也曾二度造訪，我吃過最好吃的鵝肝卻是在台北的文華東方大飯店。這次來的目的就是為了吃它的鵝肝，但是原本的法國餐廳 Café Un Deux Trois 已改為吃到飽自助式無國界料理餐廳，沒有單點的鵝肝。這道鵝肝凍，雖然沒之前的香煎鵝肝一樣肥滋滋，但裡面除了滿滿的金箔，中間還是吃得到鵝肝味，也算是幫殘編解解饞。
I’ve traveled across Europe, twice to Paris, yet the best foie gras I have had was in Mandarin Oriental Taipei’s Café Un Deux Trois. I came for the foie gras, but sadly the French restaurant Café has changed to a buffet-style all-you-can-eat restaurant serving international fare. Although this foie gras is in jelly form and nothing compared to the pan-fried foie gras available before. It’s still unique. The jelly is filled with gold leaves, and the foie gras taste is still there, giving me my foie gras fix.
- 蕃茄盅 (Tomato Tart):
Tomato tart is filled with chopped baby red and yellow tomatoes and guacamole, garnished with a thin slice of curly spring onion, the taste is refreshing, this confection required extreme attention to details. I’m impressed with the chef’s skills.
- 芝麻花生蛋糕 (Sesame-Peanut Cake):
In addition to sesame, the sesame ball also contains peanut butter and bread. It is very flavorful and garnished with gold leaf, feeding my eyes and my phone.<
- 抹茶紅豆蛋糕( Matcha-Red Bean Cake):
Green tea (matcha) cake is covered with matcha sugar, with green tea’s perfect match: red bean in the filling. The cake is moist and full of green tea flavour.
- 蕉糖西洋梨塔 (Caramel- Pear Tower)：
This is a dessert made with caramel, pear, and custard. It’s on the sweeter side.
- 栗子泡芙 ( Chestnut Puff )：
Chestnut puff is surprisingly made into a bright red colour, a little bite gives you a mouthful of surprise with chestnut cream bursting in your mouth. A thin piece of white chocolate is placed in the middle, topped with a mousse ball made with strawberry and cranberry cream
- 功夫茶杯（Kungfu Tea Cup)：
The chocolate-flavour looking dessert cup is, in fact, is cake and chocolate balls made with oolong tea. The yellow part is mango and passion fruit jelly, the presentation is gorgeous, resembling a plant.
English scones are large in portion and include matcha and vanilla two flavors, served with Mandarin Oriental’s homemade orange jam, strawberry-rose jam, and cream.
A year ago, my favourite restaurant for afternoon tea in Taipei was The Jade Lounge at Mandarin Oriental Taipei. A year later, The Jade Lounge is still serving the best afternoon tea I’ve ever tasted!