Baijiu may be yet to make real inroads into the western world, but Harrods is a British institution. Fenjiu, the baijiu producer distillery in Shanxi, appear to be fully aware of this. This is why they have teamed with Harrods for a month-long campaign. To celebrate Chinese New Year, the distillery and department store have teamed up to offer afternoon tea – Chinese-style.
Now, don’t panic. We are not playing fast and loose with the terminology ‘afternoon tea’ here. Tea is indeed served, alongside traditional Chinese snacks to nibble on. These include The Mandarin (mahjong blocks that contain Mandarin-flavoured mousse as a compote centre) and Mahjong (gunpowder tea that contains a lime-based ganache.)