The Arizona Biltmore has an extensive and elegantly served tea (check the video) in the Lobby Tea Court through May (that means you can be an early bird and get your Easter and Mother's Day reservations in!) that features yummy bakery goods (check out the swan pastries above!) and delectables like shaved turkey tea sandwiches with rosemary and cranberry aioli, egg nog brulee. Plus there's a Basil Lemonade Sparkle, which we are crazy intrigued by--basil lemonade and sparkling wine! Swoon. As far as actual tea? Yes, they've got that too, from black currant to an organic sage and blueberry green tea.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills is holding its Festive Afternoon Tea with three seating’s daily: 12:00pm, 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. While guests are serenaded by a classical harpist, they'll nosh on miniature caviar cake and a “Cap Cake,” a pastry version of The Peninsula’s signature Page hat. A glass of brut champagne is included with the price, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Beverly Hills. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 310-975-2736.
Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai’s Café Prato for the Tea Connoisseurs Delight menu, which is filled to the brim with 22 different varieties, from single estate teas to unique custom blends.From your comfy seat, you’ll take a flavorful journey through India: sweet Nilgiri from the southern hills, cinnamon-infused Kawha from Kashmir and spicy Masala Chai from right in Mumbai. Of course, the brew-haha extends as far as China, Japan and Africa, with a selection of white and green tea, Sencha and caffeine-free Rooibos. Oh, and don’t miss the exclusive Four Seasons Blend of Assam and Darjeeling.
Remember, the more famous teas book well in advance so keep that in mind. And hey, maybe step out the box and go during the week to avoid the crowds.
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