Sakura Afternoon Tea

Known for featuring innovative themes and luxurious high tea experiences, Raffles Makati’s The Writers Bar recently launched its newest exciting theme – Sakura Afternoon Tea offering, which will be available for a limited period.

Sakura ad Berry Mont Blanc, Strawberry Panna Cotta and Yuzu Jelly, Sakura and Cream Cheese mousse

Supported by Swissôtel Nankai Osaka, Raffles Makati features two Japanese guest chefs – Head Chef Yoshida san and Executive Pastry Chef Nakamura san, and partnered with Tea Master Kenta Ikeda of Ikeda Seicha co., LTD during the launch, to concoct the authentic Sakura Afternoon Tea menu for guests to enjoy. It showcases a choice of TWG luxury tea flavors with an option to upgrade into Secha (loose) seaweed like flavor, Genmaicha (loose) roasted pop rice or Matcha (powdered) Ikeda Seicha green tea, plus two luscious tiers of savory and sweet canapés – Culinary Arts and Sweet Temptations’ tiers composed of Matcha sesame tofu with black beans and lotus root, “Teriyaki” chicken sandwich and egg salad, Salmon roll with tofu, daikon radish Matcha madeleine, Mitarashi dumpling, Sakura and berry Mont Blanc, Sakura and cream cheese mousse, Strawberry panna cotta and yuzu jelly, to name a few.

Pastry Chef Yuki Nakamura and Head Chef Hiroto Yoshida from Swissotel Nankai Osaka

During the launch which was hosted by Raffles Makati’s Hotel Manager Ms. Aubrey Ada, Tea Master Kenta Ikeda together with Keiko Ozaeta, Managing Director of Ikeda Seicha co., LTD explained the fascinating tea ceremony ritual, and demonstrated together with 5 selected guests the engaging Matcha making activity, while Raffles Makati’s Executive Chef Bela Rieck introduced Head Chef Yoshida san and Executive Pastry Chef Nakamura San to present and expound on the interesting story behind its authentic Sakura Afternoon Tea menu.


The Writers Bar at Raffles Makati is open daily from 2:00pm to 11:00pm, where the Sakura Afternoon Tea is served on a Reservations Only basis from 2:00pm to 3:30pm and from 4:00pm to 5:30pm. Each set for two is Php2,900 nett, with optional upgrades for mocktail, cocktails and champagne. Reservations are required to enjoy afternoon tea and other offerings at The Writers Bar. Reservations can be made at