An annual rendez-vous with the most iconic afternoon servings with a festive twist!
Everything is different this year, but here’s what is not: the glorious festive afternoon tea tradition held at some of the most luxurious hotels around the world! An all-time favourite for tea addicts at its most outgoing version, served in cozy and Christmasy corners, accompanied by all sorts of festive delicacies -cakes, macarons, crisp champagne, teddy bears and live traditional carols! Take a tour to some of the best sorts of festive afternoon tea, served at these luxurious hotels around the world!
Edwardian winter wonderland -Ritz London
For this year, The Ritz London’s Palm Court will be transformed into an Edwardian winter wonderland, with a lavishly decorated Christmas tree. Mouth-watering Christmas cakes and freshly made scones will accompany the casual 18 different types of loose-leaf tea, servings of delicate finger sandwiches, delicious pastries and mince pies. Bonus: it comes with a glass of Ritz Champagne!
Peggy Porschen – The Lanesborough
It doesn’t get much more festive and photogenic than the Peggy Porschen Festive Afternoon Tea. The tea pairs one of London’s most beautiful dining settings under the naturally illuminated domed glass roof of Céleste, with the fairy tale pink Peggy Porschen aesthetic. Guests can expect a wintertime immersion into a celebration of charming floral features, pastel hues and exquisite tastes. The reimagined festive tea will feature some of Peggy Porschen’s signature creations, classic afternoon tea essentials such as finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and jam, as well as the bespoke afternoon tea blends of Peggy Porschen and The Lanesborough. Highlights include Christmas Turkey and Stuffing, Roast Beef and Horseradish Cream and Honey Roast Pumpkin and Brie sandwiches; Peggy’s trademark Lemon, Raspberry and Rose Slice and Strawberry and Pink Champagne Tartlet, as well as a Jolly Gingerbread Cupcake, Chocolate and Cherry Snowflake Cupcake and a Cranberry Christmas Pavlova.
Christmas carols -The Dorchester
A festive package for all your senses -that’s what The Dorchester’s afternoon tea at The Promenade is about. This season, they take the experience to a whole new level with festive-inspired menus and live music -on weekends a talented school choir performs traditional carols as you dine!
Stories from the tree -Peninsula Tokyo
A Stories from the Tree themed Afternoon Tea at The Lobby amid live music and The Peninsula’s joyous festive décor is the magical experience awaiting guests of the Peninsula Tokyo. Savory delicacies and delightful sweets crafted with the Robin and other holiday motifs, accompanied with a selection of Peninsula original teas and the organic Art of Tea selection, are more than one could ask.
The Champagne -Soho Hotel
The Soho Hotel’s festive afternoon Tea includes an impressive selection of savoury and sweet treats highlighting the finest local ingredients, from finger sandwiches and truffle and mushroom arincini to cinnamon and honey macarons, chestnut, clementine, cranberry and almond tiffin and freshly baked scones with clotted cream and preserves. Guests can also choose to enjoy Afternoon Tea in style alongside a chilled glass of Veuve Clicquot!
Plus mulled wine -Ham Yard Hotel
The afternoon tea of Ham Yard is among the most insta famous tea rituals of London! Served at L’ Οrangerie the afternoon tea is accompanied by mulled wine cocktails. See more here
Park Room -Grosvenor House
The Grosvenor House Hotel’s famous, award-winning Anna’s Afternoon Tea is served at the Park Room – an inspired and elegant lounge, designed with elements of nature to offer an enriching experience. A stylish setting for evening vintage and classic cocktails, it is also home to the hotel’s festive afternoon tea serving.
Trifecta High Tea -Four Seasons Boston
A contemporary take on the classic afternoon tea, the Trifecta High Tea features eclectic tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, unique sweets and bespoke blends of local favourite J’enway Tea Co. This years’ special festive additions include cranberry-orange scones, lobster devilled eggs, cranberry apple crumble and thumbprint Christmas cookies. A spiked tea option will also be a welcome addition to the menu, just for the holidays!
Apres Ski Afternoon Tea -Shangri-La London
Shangri-La London’s new festive afternoon tea is inspired by skiing. Served at TĪNG at Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London, this special menu features the best seasonal treats including black forest chocolate sponge and a snowball coconut mousse. Guests feeling in the mood to truly embrace the decadent spirit of Christmas can upgrade to include a glass of Champagne.
Steiff Teddy Bear -The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
This cute festive afternoon tea is a collaboration with time-honored German plush toy manufacturer Steiff. Featuring sweet treats from French premium chocolate brand Valrhona, it is perfect for friends and family during the most wonderful time of the year.
Classic festive afternoon tea -Shangri-La Hong Kong
A heart-warming festive afternoon filled with gourmet delights to create special moments with the people who matter the most. The all-new Classic Festive Afternoon Tea is sure the ultimate gastronomic holiday treat for guests this holiday season!