After hosting a Holiday-themed afternoon tea in December, Neverland Tea Salon decided to continue the path of themed high tea sets. And this time, it is one that suits its decor and interior perfectly – Mad Hatter High Tea Set. Mr. and I were the very first customers to try this high tea set, and I am in love with the theme because Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite cartoons since I was little.
Neverland Tea Room has a spacious and elegant interior. The owners put care and love on every detail in the tea room. From the quotes on the wall to the honey jar on the table, the decorations create a comfortable and peaceful ambiance. You can also purchase your own small treats, teacups, and other tea-related accessories at the front of the tea house. Specially prepared for the Mad Hatter theme, the tea room is filled with hats, cards, and everything you can find in Alice in Wonderland! It gives a vibe as if I was in Wonderland.
A perfectly brewed cup of tea plays an important role in a high tea experience. Therefore, Neverland Tea Salon offers never-ending pots of tea with its high tea sets. Guests can try as many teas as they like from Neverland’s extensive tea menu. I first tried the February feature tea, Very Berry. The aromatic black tea has a subtle strawberry flavor, and I was surprised that it doesn’t have the usual medicine-y flavor. I also tried the Peter’s Promise. It has sencha, bancha, kukicha, and genmaicha, with a scent of redcurrants and strawberries. I enjoyed this tea more, as it is floral and lighter. It helps to clean the palette from the high tea set.
Let’s talk about the Mad Hatter High Tea. All high tea sets are offered in traditional, vegan, gluten and dairy omitted, or vegetarian. They even served a Tinkerbell’s High Tea, which is a kid-friendly high tea set. The set includes never-ending pots of tea, amuse-bouche, and various savory finger sandwiches and sweet pastries.
There are five finger sandwiches in the Mad Hatter High Tea set, and each features different protein and/or vegetables. My favourite is the Smoked Paprika Crab Salad Roll, with red peppers, onions, chives, and green goddess aioli. I can probably eat a handful of them. The Coronation Chicken Salad on Focaccia is also unique, as it has mango chutney in the sandwich. On the contrary, I wasn’t attracted by the plant-based burger slider, as it has a unique taste – maybe it came from the squid ink, but I was not sure.
The Citrus Scone has a good crust, but the citrus flavor is lacking. Bits of dried fruits might help. Otherwise, I enjoyed it with the house-made jam and Devonshire cream.
Once we finished the scones, we were starting to get full, but we still have a few desserts to try. We shared some of the pastries, and I liked the Chocolate Ganache Tart, which is the not-as-sweet option in the set. Other desserts were not bad, and I love the design and extra touches for the theme.
It was my second time visiting Neverland Tea Salon, and I am in love with it. The Mad Hatter High Tea set is only $38 per person, and I think it is one of the better afternoon tea sets out there, as it is great in value, taste, and variety. This tea set is available throughout February, and I highly recommend making a reservation before going, as it is always packed.
Taste : 4.5/5 • Service: 5/5 • Ambiance: 5/5 • Quality-Price: 5/5