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Posh places to get your fix of fancy tiered trays, exotic tea strains and scrumptious scones.

 

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1. Angelina, Paris, France
Well-known Parisians have been taking tea at the Angelina for over a century, and it’s easy to see why. White-gold walls and decorated arches shine off gold-rimmed dishware to make you feel like an elite. The house’s iconic hot chocolate and Mont Blancs are the most popular, but the Angelina also offers a range of delicacies, including macaroons with candied violets and a signature tea; angelina-paris.fr

2. Hotel Éclat, Taipei, Taiwan
The Hotel Éclat feels like an art museum, with beautiful glass chandeliers and two original Dali sculptures to beautifully accompany your tea. A tea set here comes with enough to share, offering a range of finger foods like smoked duck sandwiches and strawberry scones. The delicate rose-patterned bone china dishware these delicacies are served on are sure to make you feel high-class; eclathotels.com


3. The Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
The Peninsula Hotel’s Living Room offers 19 custom tea blends to surprise and delight. They offer a more traditional tea set with sandwiches, as well as an Imperial Tea Set with champagne and caviar; beverlyhills.peninsula.com


4. Coombe Abbey Hotel, Warwickshire, England
Take your tea out in the fresh air and beautiful greenery of Coombe Abbey’s conservatory. Traditional afternoon tea is available with sandwiches and sweets, and a more meaty Knight’s Gentleman’s Tea makes a refreshing change of pace for those with greater appetite; coombeabbey.com


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5. Le Jardin, Mejiro, Tokyo
Part of the Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, Le Jardin is a tasteful, refined lounge overlooking spacious Japanese gardens. The food changes seasonally, accommodating the seasons, with offerings like cherry blossom scones in the spring. They offer over twenty different types of tea, as well as a glass of champagne with every tea set; hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com


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6. MoRoCo , Toronto, Canada
MoRoCo isn’t your traditional, stuffy high tea—in this restaurant, it’s served with a modern flair with nutella sandwiches replacing usual bites. A standard tea set comes with a glass of champagne, as well as hot tea or sipping chocolate. MoRoCo also offers a kid-friendly menu of sweets that might tempt even adults; morocochocolat.com


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7. China World Summit Wing, Beijing, China
The view from this 80th story lounge is nothing short of amazing—and with imaginative and indulgent blends, the tea selection is the same. Live music and open, modernistic decor add to the ritzy atmosphere. Three tea sets are offered; from the basic tea-and-sweets to decadent champagne. Be sure to try the colorful Asian take on sandwiches; cwtc.com


8. Lady Mendl’s, New York, New York
The Victorian decor and white-gloved waiters here will make you feel like royalty. Instead of the traditional three courses of snacks, Lady Mendl’s opts for five, with refills on dishes such as smoked salmon sandwiches and sweet potato quiche; innatirving.com


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9. The Qube, New Delhi, India
While in India, take your tea the local way. Tea Rhapsody at The Qube features Indian-inspired treats, iced with edible henna. It also boasts India’s most well-known tea blends, loaded with soothing spices, that you can enjoy indoors or al fresco; theleela.com


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10. The Goring Hotel, London, England
Take high tea in the place where high tea began. Voted by the Tea Guild as the best high tea in England, the Goring Hotel features crisp white linens and plush seating to set the mood. The Goring’s own Afternoon Tea blend–perfected over the course of a century–wraps up the experience, along with traditional sandwiches and desserts; thegoring.com