The 7 wonders of the tea world: Experience afternoon tea across the globe

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These places combine stunning hotels with gastronomic delights and life-changing tea...

Espace T Tea Lounge at Palais Namaskar, Morocco

Palais Namaskar, Morocco


This luxurious lounge in the heart of Marrakesh offers an exclusive selection of 15 teas from Parisian tea-house Mariage Frères, including the famous Marco Polo Green Tea, Yellow Tea, China and the Opium Hill, Blue Tea and Thailande.

Espace T follows the core values of Feng Shui, so expect plenty of perfectly positioned modern furniture, a tailor-made chandelier and glass teapots. While you're enjoying your afternoon treat you'll have sensational views over the hotel's Balinese-inspired gardens and expansive outdoor terrace.

This is the ideal place to retreat to for a quiet break from the busy Moroccan streets.Open daily from 9am to 7pm, prices start from 60 MAD (approx. £4.50).

Carpenter and Cook, Upper Bukit Timah, Singapore



This artisan bakery café doubles up as a vintage home store and offers freshly made 'Eat Me' cakes, 'Pick-Me-Up' muffins, cookies, buttery scones and very chocolatey chocolate cake. Find them at 19 Lorong Kilat, opening hours from 12pm - 10pm, Tuesdays to Fridays.

Dempsey Hill, Singapore

Dempsey Hill

© Dempsey Hill, Singapore



Vintage high tea is big in Singapore, but nothing comes grander than the ex-British military barracks of Dempsey Hill. Now, they are better known as a haven of boutiques, bars and restaurants nestled amongst lush fairytale forests.

Dempsey House holds a whimsical 'Vintage High Tea' serving a selection of handmade treats including artisan breads, ginger butter chicken sandwiches, crisp skinny pizza and jaffa swirls, all piled high on vintage plates amongst leather bound books, pots of fresh flowers and pretty bunting. Bliss. Thursday-Friday 3pm-5pm, prices from S$22/ £11 ( per person).

Mercer Street Hotel, Seven Dials, London

Mercer Street hotel, Stupendous Afternoon Tea


With the home of the West-End musical version of Matilda just across the road, the Mercer Street hotel has created its very own 'Stupendous Afternoon Tea' to celebrate all things fun.

This pre-show treat at the hotel's exclusive Dial Bar includes Honey ham sandwiches, 'Ludicrously Lovely' lemon loaf cake, 'Tremendously Terrific' trifle and 'Fantastic Fondue'. Adults will love Dial Bar's crisp modern design, comfortable leather arm-chairs and impeccable service, while kids will be thrilled with their complimentary copy of Roald Dahl's classic tale to take away.

The Stupendous Afternoon Tea costs £13.75 for kids and £29.50 for grown-ups and is served daily from 2pm-5pm at Dial Bar.

Alila Ubud, Bali

Alila Ubud, Bali

© Alila Ubud, Bali



Experience some traditional Balinese delicacies poolside at the Alila Ubud Hotel on the edge of the Ayung River valley. You'll sample tasty 'Bubur Injin' sweets, sticky black rice pudding topped with coconut cream and delicious mini crepes by the award-winning infinity pool. If you're lucky you might just spot a few monkeys swinging in the surrounding jungle!

Le Georges Lounge at Hôtel Mont-Blanc in Megève, French Alps

Le Georges Lounge at Hôtel Mont-Blanc in Megève, French Alps


Stop off here if you want to sample the best hot chocolate the French Alps has to offer. After a hard day skiing head down to Hôtel Mont-Blanc where a buffet of local pastries, homemade hot chocolates and Mariages Frères teas will be served on the antique tables as you get comfortable in the sumptuous leather chairs. Stick around for the evening and watch the lounge transform into a lively Champagne Bar.

Fashion High Teas at Le Bristol, Paris

Le Bristol Fashion High Tea


Calling all fashionistas! The Le Bristol High Tea showcases the collections of the world's most prestigious designers while you're chowing down on a traditional English style afternoon tea. The exclusive brands to have walked the halls of the Parisian palace in the past include Yves Saint-Laurent, Givenchy, Chloé, Lacroix, Céline and Ungaro and Stella McCartney.

Especially for the occasion, the hotel's pastry chef, Laurent Jeannin, creates cakes to complement the designer accompanied by a selection of fifteen teas. Selected Saturdays from 3.30pm-5pm, prices start from €70 per person.

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