A nice spot of tea in the afternoon is not only a lovely and beloved English tradition imported in all the former colonies but also a hearty tasty treat. There are places in the world where this tradition offers the tourist the chance to truly have a memorable experience.
Malaysia – Eastern & Oriental Hotel
In case you visit Malaysia you should enjoy the 5 o’clock treat at E&O Hotel. The place retains the tradition of colonial style tea serving with exquisite porcelain tea sets and spotless white tablecloths but also Victorian style scones, macaroons and chocolate dipped strawberries.
Canada – Grand Empress Hotel
If you happen to be in Victoria, Canada, make sure you have the tea at the Grand Empress Hotel for a truly luxurious afternoon snack. The tea is served in a room with precious carved furniture and while you sip exquisite tea blends and taste delicious deluxe pastries you can overlook the busy Inner Harbor.
Thailand –Erawan Tea Room
If you happen to be in Bangkok and you visit the most popular mall, make sure you have the afternoon tea in the Erawan Tea Room. Here you are served Thai style tea blends and you can have traditional tasty treats with a Thai twist. Tea is served both hot and cold according to the tourist’s resistance to local temperatures.
England – Claridge’s Hotel
In the Mayfair district of London you can find the afternoon tea tradition at home. While the adults can enjoy special blends of tea but also champagne while tasting scones with clotted cream and jelly, the kids can have brownies and fairy cakes. Here the afternoon tea can me a lovely family experience.
California – The Huntington Library & Gardens
For the visitor of the Huntington Library, the tea room overseeing the famous rose garden can offer an epicurean, buffet style delight, where delicious tea can be accompanied by flawless pastries and a large variation of sandwiches.
New York – Sarabeth’s
The New York residents are surely aware of the afternoon tea experience at this posh restaurant. Huge amounts of comfort food and pastries can become a craved delight for those having tea there. Along with special blends of tasty tea ,Sarabeth’s offers a large number of cocktails.
London – Kesington Gardens
For an old school traditional English tea, choose Kesington Gardens. In a classy setting you can havetraditional English style tea treats but also a glass of champagne.