After finishing our meal in Trattoria, we went on to Biku for a cup of tea. Ever since my first visit here last year, I have been eager to return. Still packed as usual, we were fortunate to get a table. A High Tea promotion of 85K was prominently displayed and it was too hard to refuse, so that’s what I ordered.
What is the different between high tea and evening tea? A good friend once told me that high tea is served on higher (dining) table, while evening tea is served on lower table. Is that right? The High Tea package came in a two-tiered tray filled with mini delicacies such as scones with jam & cream, three types of tea sandwiches: cucumber, ham and smoked salmon, then spinach quiche, mini cakes selections and strawberry with cream. Most of them tasted really good. I picked bai mu tan (a type of white tea) for my selection of tea. I found it enjoyable, but too light for an afternoon tea.
SC, however, wanted their marvelous spiced chocolate cake. For the drink, he asked for Pu Erh (aged black tea), which at first I doubt they have, but it turned out that not only do they have the tea, they also serve it with gong fu cha (工夫茶) equipment. Gong fu cha is a traditional way to prepare and serve Chinese tea. It was interesting to watch, the server patiently washed and warmed the pot, cup, and tea before actually steeping the tea. We both love a good cup of Pu Erh, but the earthy flavor could be off-putting for some people.
Overall, we enjoyed our time at Biku. The staff were very friendly and we love the ambience, the food and tea very much.
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