Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Station)
Since I had such a good experience at the Shangri-la the first time, I had high hopes for this second experience.
The Shangri-la changes it’s menu seasonally and being autumn, included ingredients to match. The choices were heartier: sesame scones, mushrooms in the savories, chestnuts in the sweets, and lots of chocolate. You can also see a drastic change in the colors from the pale pinks in spring.
Being a part of the Shangri-la Afternoon Club provided some additional benefits. The mini-tiered stand included more tea cookies and chocolate covered candied orange and ginger, all for free. We could barely even finish everything!
Overall, the Shangri-la didn’t disappoint. Although, I did prefer the spring menu slightly.
Tea 5/5, unlimited, good variety
Atmosphere 4/5, ask for a seat by the window
2pm – 5.30pm (Monday to Friday)
1.30pm – 5.30pm (Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays)