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SHANGHAI, CHINA – December 8, 2016 – The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai redefines the traditional afternoon tea experience at The Ritz Bar & Lounge. Presented by Executive Sous Chef Bradley together with Pastry Chef Harry, the culinary team aims to elevate the tea experience for guests with premium ingredients, enhanced by leading brands such as Bollinger and Valrhona.

Presented in three courses, succulent Canadian oysters and Bollinger champagne will be served in the first course to whet the appetite. Delectable finger sandwiches and a three tier stand with savory canapés, Valrhona selections and scones will be served alongside Feng Gang organic tea as the second course. For the third course, a Valrhona caraibe pudding and Valrhona jivara truffle bar will be served. As a special treat, Valrhona chocolate truffles are also thoughtfully prepared for guests to take home.

The Afternoon tea set is available from 2:30pm to 5:30pm daily at RMB688+15% service for two persons.

About Bollinger
Bollinger is considered by many connoisseurs and fans of Champagne as one of the best champagne houses due to its history and complexity yet balance and uniqueness in flavor profile. The Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut N.V. is golden in color and with delicate bubbles. It has a surprising combination of structure, length and liveliness. The complex of aromas contains pear, brioche, spices and fresh walnuts.

About Feng Gang Tea
Located in the North Shore of WuJiang River, Feng Gang county of GuiZhou province in Northeast China is renowned as "The hometown of organic tea with rich zinc and rich selenium ". Its tea is uniquely presented as slim and tight in shape, fresh green in body, mellow and rich in taste.

About Valrhona
For almost a century, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans, grown on land masterfully selected for its terroir and operate its own plantations, first in Venezuela, and more recently, in the Dominican Republic. Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans, grown on land that has been masterfully selected for its terroir.

The Ritz Bar & Lounge presents the traditional Shanghai environment for The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai and will stand alongside the city’s finest independent cocktail bars and afternoon tea lounges. Shanghai has never had a five-star lobby bar of this scale, design and central location. The Ritz Bar & Lounge is sure to be a signature Shanghai destination for travelers and residents alike.