Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea at the Park Hyatt Melbourne

Mother's Day at the Park Hyatt Melbourne

Sit back, relax and enjoy a selection of delicate sweets and housemade treats as you listen to live music, sip on a glass of champagne and celebrate your mother in style. 

The Mother's Day High Tea of the Park Hyatt Melbourne will take place on Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 230 PM to 5 PM with free flow sparkling wine, tea and coffee and the option for a glass of French champagne.

Hyatt Australia Gift Cards 

If you're still searching for the perfect gift, spoil your mother with an experience she'll never forget with a Hyatt Australia gift card. Treat your mother to an indulgent escape at the Park Club Health & Day Spa, overnight accommodation in a luxurious guestroom or suite, a dining experience at radii restaurant & bar or the luxury of visiting another Hyatt Hotel in Australia.

Hyatt Australia Gift Cards range from AU$25 - $2,000 and are available at Park Hyatt Melbourne.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Visit the Russian Missile Cruiser Varyag in Manila

The Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag

The guided missile cruiser Varyag of the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet, the third ship of the Slava class, will be visiting the Port of Manila from April 20 to April 24, 2017. The following events are planned for the general public on April 22 and April 23, 2017.


The Russian Naval Vessel Varyag will be open for all visitors on April 22, 2017 from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Port of Manila, Pier 15. There will be opportunities for photos onboard the vessel.


A dance and song ensemble will be performed by the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet at Rizal (Luneta) Park on April 23, 2017 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

All those wishing to visit the Russian guided missile cruiser Varyag and watch an amazing performance by Russian artists are kindly invited and most welcome. There will be opportunities for memorable photos on board the Russian Naval Vessel on April 22, and then a chance to enjoy the soulful Russian songs and the sparkling dances of Russian sailors on April 23.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tea pairing lunch at Yan Toh Heen in Hong Kong

Tea pairing lunch at Yan Toh Heen in Hong Kong

On April 23, the Michelin two star / Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Yan Toh Heen will showcase a six-course Chinese tea pairing lunch menu by Executive Chef Lau Yiu Fai, featuring three rare aged teas specially sourced by our Tea Sommelier Kelvin Ng from the Best Tea House:

- 1997 Tribute Shou Mei
- 1988 Aged Teguanyin (with Mandarin Zest)
- 1960 Aged Supreme Liu Pao Tea

Tea Sommelier Kelvin Ng and Helen Fung, Operation Manager of the Best Tea House will introduce these three special teas during the luncheon.

Tea sommelier Kevin Ng


The lunch begins with a 1997 Tribute Shou Mei, which is a fragrant and sweet white tea that can stimulate the appetite. Then the 1988 aged Teguanyin will be paired with the first three courses. 

Teguanyin is a variety of Oolong Tea, which enhances the digestive system and helps to raise metabolism and reduce blood fat levels.


Master Chan, owner of the Best Tea House, personally hand-picked this first batch of the exclusive Teguanyin tea leaves which he then mixed, stored and aged with Mandarin Zest for 29 years.

After ageing the tea for 29 years, the tea is smooth and rich in floral and mandarin aromas and also has the aromatic of Chinese herbal medicine.


Aged Liu Pao Tea

The fourth course pairs with 1960 Aged Supreme Liu Pao Tea, which is only available in Hong Kong at Yan Toh Heen. This tea is currently not sold in the retail market. Its supreme quality makes it an “auction-level” tea.

Liu Pao is a famous Black Tea from Guangxi Provence. This rare 1960 vintage comes from the Wuzhou City. It's known for its red colour, strong and smooth texture and special Betel Nut aroma. Pairing this tea with dishes towards the end of the lunch helps with detoxification, removing the oiliness of the food.

When drinking this Liu Pao tea with dessert, it does not overtake the taste or aroma of the dessert. When drinking it after the meal, it has a special long lasting aroma. If you drink this tea on an empty stomach, it will help to cleanse the system and refresh the brain.