I love afternoon tea. I love the whole ritual of drinking tea, enjoying some sweets and savories and critiquing the scones and cream over casual or serious conversations, or sometimes going alone.
I’ve been to over 40 afternoon teas across 17 countries and over 20 cities. So in celebration of Afternoon Tea Week (yes, it really is a thing), I’ve decided to share 7 of my favorite afternoon tea places around the world.
I never thought I’d have afternoon tea by the beach. In the Caribbean. In Barbados.
But afternoon tea is actually a common thing in Barbados thanks to the colonization by the British. That’s why the country is known as “England in the tropics”.
Barbados’ history of being a British colony does have positive influences and one of them is afternoon tea which you can enjoy at the Fairmont Royal Pavilion.
When in Guangzhou, don’t miss having afternoon tea at Four Seasons Guangzhou.
You’ll kill two birds with one stone. The hotel is on the 70th floor in one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. So you’ll get an amazing view from above and enjoy some delicious sweets and savories.
Bali equals beaches. Right? Not exactly. Bali has more than just beaches as I discovered when I had afternoon tea.
For a peaceful and relaxing afternoon tea experience with a view, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is not to be missed. Where else can you have afternoon tea outside within a forest?
Lemon meringue tart, raspberry yogurt cake, fruit tartlet, opera cake, medovik, prianik, vanilla profiteroles… Four Seasons St. Petersburg‘s afternoon tea includes Russian delicacies in an elegant setting.
Ecuador means equator in Spanish. The country’s name is fitting since the equator runs right through the country. One place (and maybe the only place) you can have afternoon tea is at Casa Gangotena.
The Plaza Hotel. It’s one of the places I feel all afternoon tea lovers must visit at least once because it is after all, the Plaza.
While I still have a long (and I mean very long) list of places I want to have afternoon tea at in London, one I went to and enjoyed was at The Kensington.
Have a favorite afternoon tea spot? Let me know by leaving me a comment!