Most Klang Valley cafes serves specialty coffee with their latte arts as one of the main draws to these cafes, but not many serves top quality English Teas. +BestRestaurant ToEat was invited to a special review at Lancelot Tea Guild located at 5A, Nadayu 28 Dagang, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway
Subang Jaya to appreciate the new art of drinking English Tea which not all guarantees that the tea leaves are of the finest quality but also the special brewing mechanism to ensure the consistent flavour of your tea.
The Lancelot Tea-Guild introduces a refreshing concept of affordable luxury right in the heart of Bandar Sunway. As we step into Lancelot we were transported to a picturesque setting of Victorian era decor, where lavish chandeliers hang from the ceilings against a backdrop of plush velvet curtains and hand painted art pieces.
All the interior decor and furniture reflects well to entice your senses to the fine pleasure to taste one of the finest tea from Whittard Chelsea England.
Before we move to the Tea Appreciation, Lancelot Tea Guild also serves an array of English Western dishes; which some of it are crafted with the right infusion of tea flavours into it.
Our review started with 2 salad which the first is the Smoked Duck Salad. A very simple, tangy and nicely decorated salad with thin slices of smoked duck and crunchy cut melon taste that complement to the savouriness of the cured meat with a balsamic dressing.
Our second salad is the Prawn And Mango Salad – A simple plating of 4 poached prawns and sweet slice mango with a home made dressing on a layer of fresh garden greens sprinkled with fresh flowers. You can taste the natural taste of the prawn as you intertwined with the mango, salad and the dressing.
As for the entree, we tasted 2 dishes, the first of which is the Honey Glazed Lamb Rack – The lamb rack were marinated with tea leaves and grilled to the right char. The meat does not have any gamy taste probably due to the marination with the tea leaves. This dish is served with a slightly sourish mint sauce and came with specially cut out button shapes vegetables of brinjal, carrot and tsukini.
Our second entree was the Pan Fried Chicken With Rosemary Gravy – the chicken thigh are rolled up and pan fried to perfection and served with the rosemary gravy. The meat texture was tender and succulent; and was well paired with the gravy.
Lancelot Tea Guild offers a wide variety of tea from Whittard Chelsea. You can choose either the Fruit and Herbal Infusion Tea, Green Tea and the popular Black Tea series i.e. the Earl Grey, English Breakfast and more.
At Lancelot the tea recipe are set in a special brewing machine; that needs the exact weight of tea leaves;
and the system will take care of the special brewing techniques to infused the tea flavours with the right water temperature to extract the optimum flavour.
My tea selection was picked by the tea sommelier; as I prefer a milder version of tea after our heavy dinner which is the the Piccadilly Blend; a classic black tea with fragrant flavours of rose, strawberry and lotus, luxuriantly layered with colourful cornflowers petal. With the sweet, fruity and floral taste; it went well with the pairing of the scones and the cakes that we had for desserts.
To accompany our tea; we had the special Lancelot Tea Guild in-house made scones which is the Classic Scones which is served with Cherry Blossom Tea Ice Cream Spread.
and the Apple & Pomegranate Scones which were sandwiched with Apple Elderflower Tea Ice Cream Spread.
For desserts; we had a tea infused cake; which is the English Earl Grey cake; it has a rich tea flavour and mask with a chocolaty taste with a right sweetness level. We love this combination that went well with our choice of tea which is the Piccadilly Blend.
It was a very tea-riffic and captivating experience to enjoy these special brew tea coupled with the fine ambiance and decor of the Lancelot Tea Guild. For English Hi Tea fans; They do offered a special set which you can try out too. Do check it out.