Afternoon Tea: Ritz Carlton Toronto

One of my favorite things in the world is a cup of tea… and then sweets. So naturally afternoon tea would be a treat for me. When I travel, I always try the afternoon tea in each city just to see how different they are around the globe.

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I love the little touches on the cupcakes

 
I just had the afternoon tea at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto and it was amazing. Currently for the month of March (2017) they are doing a Haute Couture High Tea, which comes with its own red carpet to walk down, prosecco, two specialty teas in addition to their already large collection available, and lots of delicious sandwiches and sweets! This is the tea package I got and it was amazingly delicious.
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A walk down the red carpet

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Prosecco to start

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Lounge area

I love the tea presentation they do before you decide on a tea – they go through the teas with you and let you smell them to help you make a decision on what you would like. I ended up choosing one of the specialty teas that they were offering with the Haute Couture, which was a Bai Mu Dan white tea that had peaches and cream flavorings. I did not not add anything to the tea and it was sweet on its own.
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Tea selections

Before the tea came out, they delivered this amazing quiche that was both full of flavor and just melted in your mouth.
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Quiche

Tea tea sandwiches in this package were quite delicious. With items like lobster and caviar and curried chicken cone – these tea sandwiches will impress your taste buds.
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Tea sandwiches

Pastries are my favorite part about afternoon tea. I love the selections and how they are always different. The treats on this menu included:IMG_2149

  • Champagne Truffle
  • Raspberry Vanilla Macaron
  • Lady In Red..Velvet Cake
  • Balmoral Shortbread Heel
  • Passion-tini Panna Cotta
  • Freshly Baked Raisin Scones

My favorites were the macarons that were so fresh and raspberries in them and the designer shoe shortbread cookies. Of course it was all delicious – but those two stole the show!

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Tea pastries

Overall: this was one of my favorite afternoon tea visits in the world. So many different flavors all around and I tried a lot of new things that I now realize I love!
Additional Info:

  • Address: 181 Wellington Street West Toronto, M5V 3G7 Canada
  • Phone: +1 (416) 585-2500
  • Price for Haute Couture High Tea: $54
  • Tea Times: Saturday & Sunday with seating’s at 12:00pm and 3:00pm
  • Make reservations in advance to get a seating
  • Take your time, this is a meal – enjoy the ambiance and sip your tea

 
Disclaimer: I was hosted by the Ritz Carlton, but as always, opinions are entirely my own.
 
 

25 Comments

  1. March 12, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    IT WAS SO GOOD!

  2. March 13, 2017 / 3:06 am

    Hello! Love this post! So excited for your next one! This is Chy from Her Lost Mango. Nice to meet you! Would love to connect with you. I just posted my Amsterdam trip with a lot of photos and more Europe trip about to be posted. I just followed you. XOXO herlostmango.com

  3. March 13, 2017 / 7:25 am

    Oh, that looks delicious! I love to try as many afternoon teas as possible when I travel and actually one of the bests I ever had was in a Ritz-Carlton too (Berlin). If you ever travel to Berlin you have to try it!

  4. Christie
    March 15, 2017 / 3:16 am

    Oooh, fancy. This looks like a lovely place to have a classy afternoon tea. The food looks like it was delish, too.
    Christie’s Take on Life. x

  5. March 15, 2017 / 3:49 am

    Looks amazing! Who doesn’t love to start their afternoon tea with Prosecco? And the foo looks to die for. Great post!

  6. Beth Shankle Anderson
    March 15, 2017 / 4:43 am

    This is fantastic! I’ve had high tea at the Ritz Carlton Atlanta, but this seems really cool. I’m glad that you had such an amazing experience.
    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  7. March 15, 2017 / 11:16 am

    Am feeling jealous! I want to stay in Carlton’s too! And enjoy an afternoon tea with the girls 🙂
    -blairvillanueva

  8. March 15, 2017 / 6:12 pm

    This looks amazing! There are very many traditional tea receptions now-a-days. I’d love to have tea at Ritz someday!

  9. March 15, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    how fun! I have never attended an actual high tea. I think it would be something fun to do with my daughter when she gets a bit older.

  10. March 15, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Definitely putting this place down as a must go when I visit Toronto! I’ve never seen chicken come in a waffle cone before, but now I demand all my chicken to come in a cone!
    Next Garden

  11. March 16, 2017 / 12:16 am

    I’ve read so much about these. I would love to try one.

  12. March 16, 2017 / 6:42 am

    My daughter loved having a tea party for her birthday when she was young. I have always been looking for places to take her to tea ever since. This looks great.

  13. March 16, 2017 / 8:37 am

    For me its coffee and sweets! But now I am trying to drink tea as well and i’m starting to love it!

  14. March 16, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    I’m not a tea person but I love coffee. However, I loved that presentation of tea and those sandwiches and dessert platter looks incredibly delicious!

  15. March 17, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Everything looks so good here. Loved the detailed shots of food and the place. Will definitely forward the address to my friends in toronto.
    XO,
    Shreya|https://mymagicaltrunk.com/

  16. March 17, 2017 / 1:17 am

    This looks like so much fun. I want to have a tea party now after reading this. I am saving this to pinterest. Thank you for the great idea.

  17. March 17, 2017 / 4:36 am

    Oh my, this looks so amazing! I love afternoon tea as well!!! <3

  18. April 10, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    This looks amazing! I will have to visit here one day. I’m going to Scotland in May and looking forward to having afternoon tea at The Balmoral! It will be my first time experiencing afternoon tea!

  19. April 17, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Great post & imagery -loving shortbread heels! 🙂

  20. jonathanochart
    April 19, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    This looks like my kind of afternoon. Nothing as relaxing as tea, paired with sweets!

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