FUUD: Afternoon tea at the Halekulani


Most of us need to slow down.

We rush through our days like we’re trying to post world records. We just have too many things to do and not enough hours in the day. So we blaze through phone conversations, check e-mail while waiting in line at Foodland and drive three miles out of our way to pick up food through a drive-thru than deal with finding a parking stall.

We are — no pun intended — a nonstop society.

Which is why I love high tea.

It’s well paced, it’s relaxing and, most of all, it’s one of the few moments where we can sit down with friends — in my case, Halekulani’s new director of communications Diane Ako — and actually talk. No cell phones, no interrupting coworkers, no rush-hour traffic.

And it helps that the food is delicious.

Here’s what we ate:

Afternoon tea

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The tea service at the award-winning Halekulani is exactly what you’d expect: posh. You can choose from a variety of teas including Maui lavender Earl Grey, tropical oolong, darjeeling and lychee acai.

Afternoon tea at the Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Road. Hours: 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Phone: 808-923-2311.


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