Desiring to savour the summer with a touch of class and elegance? From July 9 to 31 August 2022, LIBRARI of the RuMa Hotel and Residences pairs up with ROKU gin to provide the luxury of the season!

Serving up three tiers of savory and sweet treats with a side of  delectable scones, a quaint yet opulent set with two teas and optional cocktails for a spicy addition awaits.

ROKU Gin

We had the pleasure to sample some of the goodies, and here’s a breakdown of what to expect.

For the savory tray, the halves of ‘scotch’ quail egg was a satisfying bite, crisp and thick with the richness of the quail egg adding to the fried flavour. The cured salmon, citrus, and dill heaped atop a crust provided a sweet and tangy bite in one mouthful, perfect for awakening the appetite. The crisp tartlet, filled with ikura (salmon caviar) and yuzu was a definite favourite. Kicking off with a gamey burst of the bite of roe, and a smoky aftertaste paired with the zing of the yuzu citrus, we were reminded pleasantly of a wonderful sushi paring, perfect with a spot of tea.

The RuMa Afternoon Tea

On the sweet tiers, the sakura white peach, lychee, and pistachio was pointed out to have a tinge of ROKU Gin infusion in the set. While mostly for flavour purposes, the creaminess of the dessert might be too strong to taste any botanicals. Should you find this piece too sweet right off the bat, the matcha sable button will offer a soft citrus centre to cut right through the cream.

We recommend digging into the macaron sencha and calamansi in between the yuzu vanilla entremet mousse and the hojicha blackcurrant cake, for the fierce punch of calamansi surrounded by gentle hints of roasted sencha will offer a palate cleanser before the sharp yuzu layer of the entremet blanketed by the vanilla mousse, and after the soft richness of the cake, allowing for the roasted taste of the hojicha to set in your mouth.

For the best eating experience, try alternating between the sweet and savory bites! Don’t forget the scones, served with homemade preserves and clotted cream for a filling break between the luxury treats.

The LIBRARI at Lobby Lounge

Pair up the tiers with a selection of teas, ranging from Black Tea types to Green Teas, Fruit Teas, or even Chinese Teas for a truly savoury summer.

Enhance your Afternoon Tea experience with crafted ROKU Gin cocktails, starting at RM35 nett each. Choose between

  • Let the Fun be-Gin – ROKU Gin-infused orange, lemon juice, passionfruit syrup, egg white
  • M.J. (Merah Jambu) – ROKU Gin-infused with strawberry, lemon juice, strawberry syrup, egg white

The RuMa Summer Afternoon Tea & Cocktails is available daily from 2om – 5pm. Pre-booking is highly encouraged.

Book your afternoon tea sets with a loved one at [email protected], or Whatsapp +60 3 2778 0751. Visit https://theruma.com/en/kuala-lumpur-luxury-hotel-dining/seven-lobby-bar-and-lounge/ for more information.

Check out our social media on Instagram (@eatdrinkdotmy) and TikTok (@eatdrinkdotmy)  for a video experience of the afternoon tea!

Location and Details

Address: Lobby Level, 7, Jalan Kia Peng, Kuala Lumpur, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2778 0888
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)
Website: https://theruma.com/en/kuala-lumpur-luxury-hotel-dining/seven-lobby-bar-and-lounge/

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