Flashback Friday: An Afternoon Tea Ritual

Today I’m flashing back to last year when I attended a birthday tea celebration for one of my good friends. I am a self-proclaimed tea snob of the highest order and I look for any reason to indulge in High Tea. The Afternoon Tea Ritual celebration was held at the gorgeous St. Regis Hotel. This place was beautiful and I couldn’t get enough of the opulence of the lobby area in the hotel. The stunning exterior and grandiose lobby couldn’t be missed and it made you feel like royalty. Utter elegance.

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The food selections were good but not enough to feel full; Ive visited several tea houses, and I always manage to walk away feeling full. I loved the little sandwiches and the scones, however I would recommend you visit for tea but don’t expect to be full, just come with friends/family to have a fun afternoon. All of the desserts were bite size, so I could sample everything without having my dress burst at the seams.

The St Regis Black Tea Blend was really good and this was the first Afternoon Tea I attended where champagne was served.

We also had the pleasure of witnessing the Champagne Sabering Ceremony in the lobby. The Ceremonial Sabering at the St. Regis is a formal affair, meant to mark the passing of the afternoon into the evening. It was really interesting.

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Other than the fact that this tea experience was expensive, Id definitely visit again. I am always on the lookout for a good tea house and I will always enjoy a lavish tea experience!

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Comment below if you have visited a good tea house or experienced a lavish high tea recently. Id love to visit!!!