Luxury fashion label Shanghai Tang and the Ritz-Carlton hotel are collaborating on an afternoon tea set inspired by the Ritz-Carlton hotel’s rich heritage with a modern twist.
Celebrating Shanghai Tang’s 25th anniversary this year, the afternoon tea set transforms the brand’s aesthetics and craftsmanship into edible works of art. The Chinese-inspired afternoon tea set boasts a combination of both savoury and sweet delicacies.
“I incorporated more Chinese elements into the Shanghai Tang afternoon tea,” said the firm’s executive pastry chef. “Ingredients such as red dates and lychee that are often seen in Chinese desserts were used, for example, to highlight Shanghai Tang’s Chinese legacy.”
As part of the label’s 25th anniversary celebration this year, Shanghai Tang and the Ritz-Carlton hotel are thrilled to team up, said Shanghai Tang’s creative director Victoria Tang-Owen.
“The Silver Jubilee tea set pays tribute to the brand’s 25 years of heritage and serves up a delicious taste of Shanghai Tang’s authentic and disruptive spirit with every bite.”
The three-tiered afternoon tea stand is shaped to mimic the birdcage – an iconic collectable in Chinese culture. The four savory bites and six desserts are especially designed to highlight modern Chinese aesthetics and Shanghai Tang’s signature motifs.
Shanghai Tang’s Silver Jubilee Capsule Limited Edition is a key source of inspiration for the afternoon tea sets.