A quintessential tradition of Old World Europe can be fashionably found at Nemacolin’s Afternoon Tea, beckoning guests with savory sandwiches, pleasing pastries, tasteful tea, and a splash of bubbly for those who wish to indulge.
Turn the corner beyond the Lobby Bar and fireplace, and you’ll find a symphony for your senses: the sounds of classical music, the sparkling of the chandeliers, the cultured history of the art, the tall windows inviting the outside in, and the songs of the red factor canaries welcome one to luxuriate, be seated, and be servingly satisfied in The Tea Room.
The menu offers a diverse assortment of teas to satiate the palate. Take a trip across the pond with a lavender or English breakfast tea, visit the grandeur of the East with a spicy masala chai or cinnamon-plum tea, or find healthy refreshment with a ginseng detox, mystic mint, or golden chamomile selection. Pick one, two, or even three to tickle the taste buds.
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh has been quoted as saying, “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole world revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.”
Tea is elegantly served in teapots and on fine porcelain place settings rimmed in 24 karat gold, featuring dainty and hand-painted patterns of flowers, butterflies, grasshoppers, and ladybugs. The porcelain pieces come from Anna Weatherley Designs and her team of master painters in Budapest, Hungary, where it takes hours of intricate work, free-hand rendering, and small brush strokes to produce these one-of-a-kind, no-two-are-truly-identical, and perfectly coordinated pieces. Anna Weatherley has designed fine porcelain pieces for Nemacolin, Princess Diana, the White House, Buckingham Palace, and fine shops and museums around the world.