Saturday, August 11

Afternoon Tea in Shanghai

One of the things that I really, really, really, really wanted to do in Shanghai was afternoon tea. After practically begging my aunt and uncle in Beijing to visit, I coerced my father into doing it. When we went to the Afternoon Tea place, it wasn't quite afternoon, so the place was entirely empty. 

Here's me, trying to look like a lady. Is it working?

Here's a piece of fruity sponge cake. It was really good, but nothing I'd fly to Shanghai again for. 

I also had a fruit tea. Together, they were magically delicious. I so, so, so want to go to Afternoon Tea again. I'm such a sucker for little cakes and snacks. 

Also, I'd like to let you all know that this weekend, aka right now, I'm in Vegas. I'll be going to a Star Trek Convention as well as visiting all the touristy sites. It's my first time in Vegas as a 21 year old!

29 comments:

  1. I don't like tea, but your tea looks delicious. Is that odd? Have fun in Vegas? I've never been at all and I'm twenty *grumble grumble* years old, lol

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  2. oh Id like to be there too!! it must be a good place!:) kisses!

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  3. I'm a tea freak ;) Looks like you had a good one!!

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  4. I like afternoon tea in Shanghai too. The city offers great restaurants too. Oh I miss my hometown!
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  5. I've never had afternoon tea but the cake and tea looks so yummy. I have lots of sweets with tea at home ... Not fancy and probably not the same though lol.

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    1. This was an experience I never got to have. No sweets and no tea. And never together!

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  6. How fun! I love going to tea places...

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  7. oooo yum, fruit tea and cakes! I've always wanted to visit Shanghai for the afternoon tea :)

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  8. that is so cool you went there just for tea time!! im also jealous you are in vegas!! i really need to go soon, have fun!

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  9. I love love love a good sponge with a nice cuppa! It cures all, I swear!

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  10. I miss Shanghai and that spongecake looks delicous! WOW star trek convention? I followed Jean Luc Picard universe, after that I am lost. Uhh legal age, you can try your beginner's luck in the casino. Have a great time in Vegas dear!

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  11. Have a blast in Vegas! You're going to love it! You do look like a lady in that pic. I love tea! The sandwiches, scones, cakes and such are delicious. Thanks for sharing this Aki!
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  12. Ahh I totally need a vacay. Have lots of fun! I so want to have a taste of that fruit tea...sounds so unique.

    Anyway, I've finally gotten around to posting that Sunshine Award. Thanks again!

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  13. What a great trip! I only visited Shanghai for a second when I was doing a tour of Chinese cities. I definitely want to go back one day.
    Have fun in Vegas!
    xo,
    nancy

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  14. Have fun in Vegas! I've been there once when I was 15, but that doesn't count! So I need to go again! the star trek convention sounds super fun! I think I'm going to try to go to a Zombie convention in a few months here :)

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    1. I'd absolutely love to go to a zombie convention too!

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  15. have a great time in vegas! i was just there last summer. i would love to visit shanghai one day.

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  16. vegas!!!awesome!!!!
    i love the idea of afternoon tea..i do have tea twice a day..but never with the baked goodies..

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  17. awww I'm from Shanghai but I've never had high tea there :D coz I left ot come to Australia at a young age- great cakes!

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  18. Ah Shanghai, how I love you except for you humid and very hot environment.

    I'd love to go there for tea again some day...

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  19. I love tea and I love cake so this is perfect! Quite a pity it was entirely empty, I don't feel comfortable when that's the case ;)

    XO, Imke

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  20. Hope you're having fun in Vegas! Love the new blog design! The modern / edgy lettering combined with feminine lace is a nice contrast :)

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  21. Looks like you had a good time though. And yes, you totally look ladylike :) The sponge cake looks so interesting... I hope you tea was good too though :)

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  23. So jealous that you went there, but that is just marvelous, really, that you did. I don't think I've told you yet but I love your header and font on this blog. I find it REALLY inspiring!:)

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