Update 26/03/2016: To read more about Arteastiq revamped afternoon tea set here
Having had a positive impression on Arteastiq’s afternoon tea, I was understandably keen to check out their newly revamped set.
Located along Orchard Road, splendidly decorated Arteastiq is a popular spot for resting in between shopping, or to meet up with friends for a tête-à-tête. Art lovers can indulge in their passion in the art studio next door, whilst sipping on Arteastiq’s exquisite teas. Unlimited acrylic pain, sponges, brushes and paint palettes are provided with purchase of blank canvas.
Afternoon tea is served on a 2-tiered stand, along with 2 teas at $48++. We highly recommend the Iced Pomelo Tea, a refreshing and uplifting sweet beverage.
Savouries occupy the bottom tier. The most outstanding, was the supple Smoked Duck Breast roll, enveloped in a crispy Prata that had a beautiful charred aroma. Other savoury nibbles include Smoked Salmon Roll, Cocktail Prawns and Ham Roll.
As for sweet treats, we had Caramel Éclair, Chocolate Éclair, Baked Chocolate Tart, warm and moist Apple Cinnamon Cake (with moist apple bits), Coffee Macaron and Vanilla Macaron. While the éclairs were appealing, the portion was paltry and did not reflect the classy image Arteastiq projects of itself. I’d rather pay more to get decent sized éclairs.
Overall, we found Arteastiq’s afternoon tea offerings somewhat dissapointing. Service was slow and it was difficult to catch staff’s attention. But its only $48++ which includes 2 teas which are already worth $11 each, so what more can one ask for?