Corinthia Hotel London has announced the launch of a new afternoon tea service in the hotel’s elegant Crystal Moon Lounge. The service has been designed to showcase the individual elements of the tea ceremony with every aspect of the guest experience having been considered.
Music played on a Steinway piano will set the tone and an antique champagne trolley will be wheeled round to each table to initiate the afternoon tea service. A range of especially commissioned, hand-painted bone china by Richard Brendon, combines contemporary design and traditional craftsmanship. The teacups display mirror-like surfaces that reflect the striped patterns on the saucers. Each table will be laid with one accent red place setting and Baccarat Mille Nuits champagne flutes in a nod to the spectacular crystal chandelier overhead. An expert Tea Sommelier will weigh and infuse the bespoke blend teas, as well as controlling the brewing times to perfect the flavor.
An extensive range of fine teas, including the Corinthia Hotel London’s house infusion, will be displayed and prepared at a tea station. The menu will offer guests delicious seasonal sandwiches and traditional scones. A second heritage trolley abundant with tiers of beautiful pastries and cakes from which guests will be served will be crowned with a cake of the day and decadent sweet treats.
Commenting on the announcement, Benjamin Hofer, Director of Food & Beverage of Corinthia Hotel London, stated: “Historically, tea was a social occasion therefore we have centered this quintessentially British ritual around our guests’ enjoyment, and I am delighted to have introduced a more interactive service which encourages conversation and engagement.”
Priced at £45 (approx. $61.00) per person (or £55 ($75.00) with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne, and £66 ($82.00) with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne), Afternoon Tea will be available daily – from 2pm until 6pm Monday to Friday and from noon until 6pm on weekends.
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