Mother’s day is coming up ladies and gents!
That means it’s time to treat the most important woman in your life to some of the best high tea around the world.
Here are our top six spots:
The Torontonian mother won’t be able to turn down an afternoon sipping traditional teas and munching on a variety of decadent pastries at the Shangri-La Toronto. Take her to High Tea at the Lobby Lounge for some serious brownie points. Served daily from 2 pm – 5 pm, High Tea is priced at CAD $61/person.
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Embrace your inner Eloise and take your mother to The Plaza, The Palm Court. Designed by renowned Architect Thierry Despont, this luxurious space features beautiful floral accents inspired by Central Park. Treat your mother to a champagne afternoon tea ($105 per person) and enjoy a variety of baked goods and floral teas by Palais des Thes. The Palm Court is open this Sunday from 7am-10pm.
For the essential British experience, take your mother to tea at The Ritz London and take your pick from a selection of 18 loose-leaf varieties. If you’re feeling extra extravagant, order a sparkling glass of champagne. You are also welcome to pick from an assortment of freshly baked scones served on china plates, all while surrounded by the smooth sound of pianists, harpists and much more. With prices from £54 per person, afternoon tea is served daily at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 7:30 pm.
Enjoy an assortment of finger sandwiches and English cakes, or switch it up with dim sum and dumplings at Raffles Hotel, Singapore. Nothing is more elegant than the 120-year-old five-star hotel that combines luxury with history and colonial design.
Enjoy an assortment of traditional or Mandarin Oriental Thai teas at the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. Open from 12 pm – 6 pm, the Authors’ Lounge serves up a taste of new world charm in Thailand’s city-hub of Bangkok. Featuring an overarching glass roof and a collection of photography of the great famous writers that have stayed at the hotel; the Mandarin Oriental is the place to be this Mother’s Day.
For the Argentinian mother, the Alvear Palace Hotel for high tea is one of the best. Open Monday through Saturday, 4:30 pm – 7 pm, the Palace Hotel serves up fresh fruit tarts and warm scones, along with a perfect selection of teas. With a tea specialist at your service, you can create the exclusive “Alvear Blend”, a perfect cup of loose-leaf teas that mimic the aromas of the Alvear Palace.