With Afternoon Tea Week coming up August 7-13, we wanted to share some of the most unique and innovative tea experiences across the globe put on by Shangri-La.
Wizardry High Tea at Shangri-La Sydney:
Crafted just in time for the winter school holidays in Sydney, the hotel has transformed its ballroom into a wizard’s castle. Promised to be fit for a sorcerer, this magical high tea will include mystical macarons and time-turning turkey sandwiches, along with mystical potions like bubbling hot chocolate, tempting tea, and spiked brews. Take a peek at the magic here.
Over The Rainbow Tea at Shangri-La The Shard, London:
Inspired by the new colorful and whimsical #FindYourShangri-La brand campaign the property recently launched a new whimsical botanical garden-inspired Afternoon Tea for summer. Beneath a ceiling of clouds, diners can indulge in a selection of delectable treats presented on a stand decorated with delicate wildflower vines — a selection of finger sandwiches, savories, scones and desserts are served with the grand finale being a botanical version of TĪNG’s signature miniature Shard building filled with indulgent hazelnut praline, lemon jelly and Valrhona Dulcey mousse.
A Sweet Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Paris
Guests are invited to a moment of pure indulgence with the ultimate Afternoon Tea, designed by Pastry Chef Maxence Barbot. Inspired by the sweetness of his childhood, Chef Barbot takes guests on a delicious trip down memory lane with a luxurious spread of freshly made pastries highlighted by seasonal ingredients that can be enjoyed with or without champagne.
Kung Fu Tea at Shangri- La Bosphorus
The city's only "Kung Fu Tea Master" enchants its guests with a tea service based on martial arts. This tea ceremony, inspired by Kung Fu and one of the most special examples of Chinese folk culture, offers a visual show to Shang Palace guests.
Matcha Afternoon Tea at Shangri-La Tokyo
This tea showcases the exquisite flavor of matcha tea from tea trees planted 300 years ago in the beautiful Shimizuya Chaen, or tea garden in Uji, Kyoto. Guests can savor dainty, delightful cakes and pastries inspired by tender green tea leaves, presented on a classic Shangri-La three-tiered tea stand.