If you're living in the Tokyo area and looking for a way to enjoy a bit of an upscale Spring treat but want to avoid the crowds, the Strings Hotel Omotesando has an option you may want to consider:

From March 3rd to April 25th, their "Strings Takeout Afternoon Tea: Sakura and Strawberry" set will be available to pick up and take home.

The original take-out box, which can be displayed on the table as a three-tiered afternoon tea stand, includes a tart with strawberries on top of cherry blossom cream, fromage blanc with strawberries in cherry blossom jelly, and tiramisu with strawberries and cherry blossom mascarpone cream layered on a sponge soaked in strawberry syrup. In addition to tiramisu with a layer of mascarpone cream, Japanese sweets such as strawberry daifuku and photogenic dango dumplings are also attractively arranged, so you can enjoy afternoon tea in a hanami cherry blossom viewing mood.

In addition to the sweets, the afternoon tea set also includes sliders made with Daisen chicken and nanohana canola blossoms on cherry blossom-flavored buns, sakura shrimp and spring cabbage quiche, and momokabu red turnip mousse.

Moreover, two types of tea from TWG, a luxury tea brand from Singapore, will also be included.


  • Daisen Chicken and Canola Blossom Sliders on Cherry Blossom Buns
  • Cherry Shrimp and Spring Cabbage Quiche
  • Momokabu Red Turnip Mousse
  • Sweets
  • Strawberry and cherry blossom fromage blanc
  • Strawberry Daifuku
  • Strawberry chocolate dip with cherry blossom flavor
  • Strawberry & Cherry Blossom Tiramisu
  • Strawberry tartlet with cherry blossom cream
  • Cherry blossom and green tea cream dumpling
  • Cherry blossom scone
  • Belgian waffle with berry compote and cherry crunch
  • TWG Tea


  • Period: March 3, 2021 (Wednesday) - April 25, 2021 (Sunday)
  • Location: ZelkovA Cake Boutique / 1F
  • Store pick-up time: 12:00 - 19:00 *Reservations are required up to 5 days prior to the pick-up date
  • Price: 1 set for 2 people 8,000 JPY tax included
  • Contact: 03-5778-4566 (Cafe & Dining ZelkovA) or online here
  • Address: 東京都港区北青山3-6-8 ザ ストリングス 表参道 1階 | 3-6-8 Kita-Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo
  • Note: The photos above are for reference only. Tea cups and other tableware are not included in the set.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.