It’s Afternoon Tea Week and with the quintessentially British tradition in mind, we’re giving you the rundown of the five most stylish teas around. Grab your travel BFF and get ready to book in for these regal experiences across the globe. Perfect for those who enjoy a twist on a classic…
The Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson, London
With this quirky take on the traditional, the iconic Sanderson hotel invites you to tumble down the rabbit hole to discover a tea party fully immersed in the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland. Teapots are adorned with kings and queens, whilst the sweet treats and savoury delicacies are infused with references to Alice’s topsy-turvy world. Try the Queen of Hearts Rose and Strawberry Jammy Dodger, complete with the Mad March Hare Vanilla Pocket Watch Macaroon and wash it down with Alice’s Exotic Fruits “Drink Me” potion and a glass of Veuve Clicquot Champagne for good measure. One of the most Instagrammable teas around, you won’t want to be late for this important date!
The Palm Court Afternoon Tea at The Plaza, New York
Hosted in the stunning atrium of the beautiful Plaza hotel in collaboration with Palais des Thés, this incredibly chic display features leaves from across the globe including the Des Lords Earl Grey sprinkled with safflower petals and the Des Alizes - a green tea enlivened by flower petals and delicately scented with pieces of white peach, kiwi and watermelon. With a champagne offering, alongside a New Yorker menu that draws culinary inspiration from the urban setting, there is something for everyone who wants to take tea in the City that never sleeps!
Ginza Miyako Afternoon Tea, Adelaide
For those who prefer to go beyond the traditional, Ginza Miyako’s Japanese take on high tea is the only one of its kind in Adelaide. The Head Chef, Kazuki Ushiro San is a master of French Japanese fusion and the result is something truly spectacular. The delicacies come with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, alongside an unlimited flow of espresso coffee and tea.
The Van Gogh Afternoon Tea at The Rosewood Hotel, London
For the art lovers out there, The Rosewood is giving you a chance to experience Van Gogh in a whole new way. With pastries inspired by the iconic artist’s most famous paintings, alongside his homes in the Netherlands and Paris, this tea is a work of art in its own right! Try The Starry Night chocolate vanilla sable biscuit with coconut cheesecake, matcha tea sponge, strawberry miring gel and yuzu. The themed experience is celebrating the artist’s exhibition at The Tate, so be sure to immerse yourself fully by pairing this treat of a tea with tickets to be a true culture vulture with a culinary edge!
Popinjays Afternoon Tea at The Murray’s Rooftop, Hong Kong
The Murray’s rooftop eatery Popinjays gives afternoon tea a tropical makeover. One of the city’s most fun and playful teas, this offering is bursting with colour! Try the organic egg and Kristal caviar blinis and blue lobster and apple remoulade but save room for the coconut and pineapple eclairs. There’s even an option for the signature cherry jubilee and blood orange scones to be flambéed tableside for those who enjoy a bit of theatre with their high tea!
So what are you waiting for? Get ready to go on an adventure that will make you feel like the Queen you are!