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.
Experience the Baur au Lac's special Afternoon Tea, available through March 2017, served in the hotel's recently revamped Le Hall - a historic space that has welcomed the likes of Alfred Nobel, Marc Chagall and Richard Wagner throughout the years.
There is no denying the quintessential role tea plays in our lives – be it to lift our spirits, or calm our soul. Henry James once said, "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
To celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's 90th birthday in April and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge's first birthday in May, The Lanesborough is launching a Pink Princess Afternoon Tea in Céleste, from May 1st to June 12th 2016.
The Milestone Hotel in Kensington is bringing an old tradition back to London: High Tea. Although commonly mistaken by Americans for "Afternoon Tea," High Tea is in fact a different type of meal, something much more substantial than a cucumber sandwich and a slice of gateau.
Mrs. White's Afternoon Tea takes on new charm with the introduction of the latest tea menu. Set in the sumptuous surroundings of the world-renowned Dromoland Castle, afternoon tea is more than a tradition, it is the opportunity to slow down and reflect on the sweetness of life in the Irish countryside.