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.
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.
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.
Before the tea came out, they delivered this amazing quiche that was both full of flavor and just melted in your mouth.
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.
Pastries are my favorite part about afternoon tea. I love the selections and how they are always different. The treats on this menu included:
- 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!
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!
- 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.
IT WAS SO GOOD!
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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!
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Oooh, fancy. This looks like a lovely place to have a classy afternoon tea. The food looks like it was delish, too.
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Looks amazing! Who doesn’t love to start their afternoon tea with Prosecco? And the foo looks to die for. Great post!
I’ve still never stayed at the Ritz Carlton. I would love to have tea there. Thanks for sharing!
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.
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Am feeling jealous! I want to stay in Carlton’s too! And enjoy an afternoon tea with the girls 🙂
This looks amazing! There are very many traditional tea receptions now-a-days. I’d love to have tea at Ritz someday!
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.
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!
I’ve read so much about these. I would love to try one.
For me its coffee and sweets! But now I am trying to drink tea as well and i’m starting to love it!
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.
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!
Everything looks so good here. Loved the detailed shots of food and the place. Will definitely forward the address to my friends in toronto.
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.
Oh my, this looks so amazing! I love afternoon tea as well!!! <3
I have never done afternoon tea, but it looks like a lovely way to spend an afternoon! Also, I nominated you for the blogger recognition award! Here is the link if you would like to check it out: https://travelnerdplans.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/blogger-recognition-award/
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!
Great post & imagery -loving shortbread heels! 🙂
This looks like my kind of afternoon. Nothing as relaxing as tea, paired with sweets!
It was fantastic. Do let me know if you go <3