Stylecabin Travel Diaries: Tea in Penang


You can have afternoon tea anywhere in the world but there is nothing like sipping tea in the magical town of Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage gem, perched on the northwest coast of Malaysia’s Peninsular and packed with architectural treasures of a long lost time.

Our guest lifestyle and travel blogger Daniela Caccia was lucky enough to stay at the Eastern and Oriental Hotel where she sampled their incredible afternoon tea, a moment of pure self-indulgence.

Daniela’s Travel-in-Style Diary – Tea in Penang 

thumb_IMG_8099_1024“I had the most scrumptious tea ever at the E&O hotel in George Town, Penang. I love afternoon tea sets, they are my absolute favorites, brightening up a slow-paced afternoon with a simple fragrant cup of tea. I spent an amazing afternoon in the E&O hotel’s elegant setting with its candlelit tables, starched linens, silver service, and gracious, attentive staff which added a touch of magic to an already outstanding experience. The tea began with mini savory croissants, salmon and chicken rolls, then went on to include mini cheesecakes, brownies, panna cotta, macaroons and of course the must-have moreish scones. I absolutely loved the homemade strawberry jam spread on the warm scones (a perfect balance between sweetness and fruitiness). I washed them all down with refreshing Moroccan Mint tea.”

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Three Days in Penang

                                        Day One                                           

Head to Armenian, Chulia, Lebuh Leith Streets, and Ah Quee Street (to see the “Boy on the Bike”) and experience the uniqueness of Penang’s eclectic architecture a burst of color and history. Then visit St George’s Church, Kek Lok Si Temple, Snake Temple and Kapitan Keling Mosque and be blown away by Penang’s architectural wealth

Day Two

Change your reality at the Upside Down Museum, then head to Weld Quay, a living heritage and home to five Chinese clans – Lim, Chew, Tan, Lee and Yeoh.

Day Three

Head to Penang Hill for a panoramic view of the grandest colonial mansions, then take a 30-minute hike around the botanic gardens. Then head to La Maison Blue for another moment of architectural magic before finishing the day with a luxurious dinner at Macalister Mansion savoring Chef Lance U’ren’s beautiful food.


 Bon Voyage!