San Francisco | Oyatsuya, Japanese Afternoon Tea

Junko runs a Japanese afternoon tea called Oyatsuya SF on the weekends. She uses Sasaki‘s sushi space in the Mission and offers several seatings of afternoon tea (by reservation only). It’s an excellent deal at $25/person including four courses of savories and sweets. The menu changes monthly, and drinks (like matcha beer and umeshu soda) are offered separately.

February’s menu started with an umeboshi rice ball…

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Hawai’i | Afternoon Tea | MW Restaurant

Back for the monthly afternoon tea at MW Restaurant. It was Thanksgiving-inspired this month ^-^

Best part about afternoon tea here is that it’s very much a meal of “real food” and not just nibbles. I also appreciate the balance between savory and sweet (most places err on the side of too many sweets). Want to see everything? Up top is the Chinese roast duck salad, beets and orzo, and the edamame falafel…

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Afternoon Tea | Yauatcha Waikiki

Afternoon tea for two at Yauatcha Waikiki.

There are two afternoon tea sets available: Regular and Vegetarian. Both include choice of tea, three savory courses (steamed, cheung fun, fried), and one dessert. Let’s look at them both ^_^

First, the tea offerings:

  • Jade Oolong with Hawaiian Hibiscus (a Yauatcha Waikiki exclusive)
  • Straight Leaf Jasmine Green (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Classical Beauty Oolong (Taipei, Taiwan)
  • Lapsang Souchong (Fujian, China)
  • Heirloom Emerald Green (Yunnan, China)
  • Anxi Tie Kuan Yin (Fujian, China)

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