The St. Regis San Francisco, a 5-star luxury hotel renowned for its premier location, bespoke services, exquisite accommodations, and gracious service, has announced the return of its Afternoon Tea Ritual, also known as The Art of Tea.
The experience is now offered Thursday-Saturday afternoons in the property’s new Tea Salon, conceptualized by London-based design firm Blacksheep. Beginning Friday, November 25 it will be offered daily through the holiday season.
Created in 19th century England as a small meal between lunch and a late dinner by Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, afternoon tea was later adopted by bon vivant Caroline Astor, New York’s Grand Dame and social matriarch for the city’s most elite residents, to entertain her closest friends at the iconic St. Regis New York.
The St. Regis San Francisco offers three ways to experience afternoon tea. Displayed on an elegant tower and served with charming tea ware, The Signature Art of Tea ($89) features delectable, seasonal, sweet & savory bites curated with locally sourced ingredients and paired with aromatic teas from around the world, courtesy of luxury tea blender, TEALEAVES. Guests have the option to elevate the experience by booking The “Rich” Art of Tea ($110) which includes The Signature Art of Tea and a glass of Moët & Chandon or The St. Regis Art of Tea for Two ($220) which includes The Signature Art of Tea in addition to a half bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial.
Fall menu items are inspired by California Harvest. Savory bites include Chicken Salad Brioche, Smoked Lassen Trout Toast, and Cucumber & Goat Cheese on San Francisco Sourdough. A sampling of sweet treats includes Brown Sugar Cranberry Orange Scones, Golden Manjari and Chocolate Dipped Strawberry.
The afternoon tea ritual is available Thursday – Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in The St. Regis San Francisco Tea Salon by reservation only, at least 24-hours in advance. Reservations can be made on Open Table. Beginning Friday, November 25 and through Friday, December 30, the Art of Tea will be offered daily from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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