We all love a good holiday — this means eating lots of good food, taking aspirational photos, and having once-in-a-lifetime experiences. There’s no reason these all can’t happen at once … make your travel dreams come true with these innovative afternoon teas!
Not only do you get to enjoy novel, immersive experiences with themed teas like sweet summer afternoons, spooky Halloween celebrations or even adventures in space, but you’ll also be sure to get the next #Instaworthy shot to spruce up your feed.
Running for a limited time only, be sure to check out these five spots if you’re in town!
Halloween is around the corner, and atmos dining is all ready to celebrate! In collaboration with the up-and-coming designer Teruaki Takahashi, atmos dining has rolled out the Spook-tacular Leopards Sweets buffet. This sophisticated and stylish themed tea incorporates elements of the holiday and the year’s hottest fashion trend — leopard print! Sink your teeth into Halloween versions of their famed Red Velvet Cake and new culinary innovations from Jimmy Boulay, the executive pastry chef. Be sure to come in your favourite leopard-print outfits, and enjoy a free glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne!
The Spook-tacular Leopard Sweets buffet is available until October 31 2019 and is priced at 4,700 yen (adult) and 2,350 yen (children from 6 – 12 years).
40th floor, Conrad Osaka
3 Chome-2-4 Nakanoshima, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0005, Japan
Brace yourself for an afternoon that’s almost literally out of this world with Peacock Alley’s “Into Deep Space” afternoon tea. Designed in collaboration with SELETTI, the leading Italian creative company, this features a novel dining experience complete with interactive 3D projections on each table to display visions of the galaxy and innovative culinary delights like Crispy Fish Skin Crater with Black Garlic Puree and Caviar and Apollo 16 Wagyu Katsu Sandwich on Milk Bread. Desserts like the Nebula Mini Doughnut and R3-D3 Milky Way Chocolate Cake have also been thoughtfully decorated to resemble iconic elements of space. It’s time to go up, up and away!
The “Into Deep Space” afternoon tea is available until November 22 2019 and is priced at 688 RMB per person.
Waldorf Astoria Beijing
5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Dongdan, Dongcheng, Beijing, China, 100006
Alice in Wonderland fans, get ready to experience your favourite characters in a whole new light! Marble Lounge has rolled out a speciality Alice in Rose Labyrinth afternoon tea, which features a Halloween-inspired twist to the popular children’s story. Take your pick from treats like the White Rose Trap, a brioche bun topped with bechamel sauce and cheese, the Mad Hatter’s Dark Labyrinth, made from 64-percent dark chocolate, and many more. You’ll definitely be enthralled by the magical world of Alice’s new adventures.
The “Alice in Rose Labyrinth” afternoon tea is available until November 6 2019 and is priced at 3,800/3,950 yen per adult on weekdays and weekends/public holidays respectively.
6 Chome-6-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0023, Japan
Everyone loves the enigmatic streets of Bangkok, but let’s face it — it gets really hot and humid after just minutes outdoors. Seek respite from the tropical weather while still enjoying the best of summer with the Summer Sweet Afternoon Tea at Diplomat Bar. You’ll be refreshed by the relaxing scent of a Jo Malone London candle — which accompanies every tea set — as you dig into a delightful selection of sandwiches, scones and cakes inspired by fresh summer fruits. Hot favourites include the Smoked Chicken and Avocado Sandwich with red currant jelly and Saffron and Clove Poached Pears tartlet; be sure not to miss out!
The Summer Sweet Afternoon Tea is available from 14:30 – 17:30 daily, at THB 1200++ per set for two adults.
First floor, lobby of Conrad Bangkok
87 Witthayu Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
For those seeking some peace and quiet, the JIN Lobby Lounge is perfect for you. The exquisite sky lobby lounge offers a 360-degree view of the city, as well as relaxed luxury and privacy at its finest. Their Modern Elements Afternoon Tea — inspired by the Qiantang River — features an artfully designed tea stand that mimics the river tide, and a colourful selection of amuse-bouche-styled pastries with tea and champagne. Appreciate these elegant designs, dainty dishes and an unobstructed cityscape view as you unwind in pleasure.
The Modern Elements Afternoon Tea is available at CNY328 for two (excluding service charge).
JIN Lobby Lounge
26th floor, Conrad Hangzhou
Xinye Road, Jianggan District, Hangzhou, 310016, China