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Afternoon Tea

Where to Afternoon Tea in 2017

December 20, 2016 -

Afternoon Tea dates back to the early nineteenth century when people needed a pick-me-up filled with freshly brewed tea accompanied by an array of pastries, scones, jams and sandwiches in the late afternoon.

Over the years Afternoon Tea has evolved and grown in popularity but has still kept its centuries-old ritual. Below we've listed a variety of destinations throughout the globe to experience Afternoon Tea in 2017.

Bermuda

THE CROWN & ANCHOR AT Hamilton Princess & Beach Club

An 1883 visit from Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Louise, inspired the “Princess” part of the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club's name. Accordingly, the hotel serves a high tea fit for today's royalty in its Crown & Anchor restaurant. In a modern, ocean-view setting with a crisp, nautical vibe, enjoy delectable breads, scones and pastries, all homemade in the hotel's pastry shop. It's an impressive experience with servers bring out tiered, three-foot-high silver trays alongside steaming pots of English tea in fine Belgian china kettles. Bring the kids – there’s a special children’s menu with peanut butter, tuna salad and cheese sandwiches.

Utah

Afternoon Tea at The Grand America Hotel

Enjoy a dining moment like none other, with Afternoon Tea at The Grand. The property's traditional English afternoon tea is served in the Lobby Lounge, offering the perfect setting of European glamour and live music with a traditional English menu. Executive Chef, Fernando Soberanis serves up strawberries & crème chantilly, finger sandwiches, english scones with clotted cream, berry & lemon cream and an assortment of afternoon tea pastries that pair perfectly with traditional English tea. Open daily with 1:00pm & 3:30pm seatings.

Albuquerque

The St. James Teamroom

Mary Alice Higbie and her son, Daniel, run this charming tearoom where guests are tucked into intimate seating areas inspired by English spots and can escape from the busyness of the world. Guests can enjoy two hours of peace and sumptuous afternoon tea served with an elegant three-tiered tray full of savories and tea sandwiches, two different types of scones or breads including the St. James traditional Cream scones and a variety of sweets and desserts, all hand made on site. Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am, 1:30pm and 4:00pm seatings. Sunday 11:00am and 1:30pm seatings.

Toronto

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Join us for Afternoon Tea, offered all year around, and enjoy an assortment of savory and sweet delights, our selection of fine organic tea, with a glass of bubbly, for the grown-ups; and heavenly white and dark hot chocolate for the little ones. Each Sloane Tea is individually sourced & blended by certified tea sommeliers. Chosen from hundreds of tea gardens, Sloane Teas are carefully processed using centuries old artisanal techniques. Our scented and blended teas are custom created by our own team of Certified Tea Sommeliers and culinary experts. Around the holidays, bring your children and introduce them to the age-old tradition that made tea during the holidays an engagement repeated year after year. Teddy Bear Tea is the quintessential experience to usher in the holidays with the little ones. Bring a teddy bear and we will donate it to charity on Christmas Eve to spread love and holiday spirit with other children. Throughout the year, we present monthly themed teas, which in the past have included The Nutcracker Tea, The Great Gatsby and Alice in Wonderland.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Teatime at Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort:

Part of the leading global hospitality brand, Barceló Hotels & Resorts, Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort is a gorgeous luxury property that is known for its adults-only, all in-clusive model that affords guests the upmost in service and privacy while providing a sophisticated experience. Guests can enjoy a traditional afternoon English tea service on a magnificent terrace overlooking the ocean. Included in the Teatime experience is a glass of sparkling wine, a cup of the best international tea accompanied by canapes, sandwiches and cakes. Open everyday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Alberta

The Rundle Lounge at Fairmont Banff Springs

The Rundle Lounge takes on England's most beloved ritual to new heights, with 12 of the property's finest loose leaf teas accompanied by an assortment of Victorian scones, dainty finger sandwiches and more. Open Daily from 12:00pm to 4:00pm


 

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