How to Get a Taste of The Peninsula Hong Kong Without Leaving HKG Airport
Alright so you've just got a layover at the awesome Hong Kong International Airport and you're desperate for a little taste of Hong Kong without having to go outside. OR maybe you're at the airport, leaving Hong Kong, but ran out of time to visit The Peninsula Hotel. It's all good, because, as we found out while zipping through HKG last week, the hotel has its own boutique right in Terminal 1.
The Peninsula Boutique specializes in little edible treats, perfectly packaged, ready to tote home as gifts. This means boxed chocolates and truffles of all varieties, including mix-your-own, containers of cookies and macarons, and a healthy selections of tins of tea.
Skip the stuffed animals and totebags and instead go for the Peninsula's own blend of loose leaf afternoon tea. It's the kind offered up in the hotel rooms' coffee caddy and in the main lobby during the famous Afternoon Tea Time. We noted that a large tin of said Peninsula Afternoon Blend is 170 HKD ($21.90). As a backup, go for the truffles topped with gold leaf...if you're not heading to a warmer climate, that is.