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Pink jacket for high tea

In the hope that I would attend High Tea, I purchased this pink jacket!

High Tea at the Ritz London

A high bucket list item, that is to say, for me.  This experience was actually very high up on my list for many years.  For some reason, since I was young, I always associated having high tea of my first time would have to occur at the Ritz.  For this reason, my wonderful husband made one of my dreams come true once again.  Not only did we have high tea at this magnificent hotel, we also stayed there for this visit.  Amazing does not do the Ritz justice.  The hotel is lavish, dripping in gold (one of may favorite decor looks) and friendly, courtesy service.  Consequently, the photographs and video reveal that I definitely was happy to be finally experiencing High Tea at the Ritz!

On to the experience…

Okay enough about my dreams, let me give you some of the important information for you.  Above all on your check list to have High Tea at the Ritz is to book ahead of time.  Especially if you are wanting a certain day and/or time.  Due to they get booked up sometimes months in advance.  This was Valentines week (notice all the pink including me 🙂 so Kevin booked 3 months in advance so not to miss out, so as not to disappoint me!

In addition, dress up a little, its all part of the experience. Please note, dress coat and tie for men is required, no jeans for anyone, must be remembered.  Plan on spending 2 hours at your table while enjoying this tradition.  Yes, you heard me right, 2 hours.  Now you can leave a little earlier if you must, but you won’t want to move out of your seat, especially if they haven’t come around with the final tray.

Now for what the men will be interested in: what they serve, a large selection of teas, finger sandwiches, scones, preserves and lots of fabulous desserts.  This is a meal, indeed you won’t be hungry soon after! Of course everything is absolutely delicious!!! What I would do for a scone from the Ritz right now!  One more thing, brush up on proper high tea etiquette. Besides, it will help you feel more comfortable and enjoy the tradition even more! 😉

As a matter of fact…

YOU CAN ENJOY HIGH TEA YOURSELF

With tea in mind, here’s a great tea kettle and tea to get you started on enjoying tea at home!

 

 

High Tea at the Ritz London

High Tea at the Ritz London

High tea at the Ritz London

My husband enjoyed our time too! Lots to eat!

Perfect table setting for high tea.

They make everything perfect to enjoy high tea!

Lovely tea and tea cups.

The tea was delicious and the china lovely.

Ritz London high tea goodies

Yes they were delicious!

Jewelry showcased at the Ritz

While waiting for our reservation: In the meantime, just a peak…it can’t hurt to look!

Tea room at the Ritz London

Obviously, the tea room at the London Ritz is amazing!

Details at the Ritz London

Not to mention, there are details seen everywhere!

London's Ritz Hotel having High Tea

Truly enjoying London’s Ritz Hotel High Tea

Service for High Tea at the Ritz London

Above all, service is with a smile and kindness


 

 

 

 

 

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I love, love, love to travel! Everything about it- views, sights, experiences, exploration, food, wine and of course meeting people!

11 Comments
  1. Aw this has brought back memories of when we enjoyed high tea at the Ritz after the London marathon. My photos weren’t nearly as good as yours. Such an amazing British experience!

  2. My mom is such a huge fan of tea in London! She’d have a blast at the Ritz! Everything looks classy, and the cakes seems to be particularly yummy! Definitely one of those experiences she’d treasure forever. Noted down for our next mom-daughter trip!

  3. I love tea and specially cakes that goes with them. High tea is my favorite time to catch up with friends. Definitely adding this to my bucket list…

  4. Oh! Pink tea! How lovely! Did not know that the Ritz is booked 3 months in advance! Everything looks delicious!

  5. What an elegant way to indulge in an afternoon. Would like to do this. Several hotels offer this experience now.

  6. That seems like a wonderful experience you had! High tea is totally unknown to me but reading your post I actually start considering it on my next visit to London! All those cakes look so tasteful!

  7. What a special experience! Your husband is wonderful to make this happen. I don’t know a thing about tea, but it looks like you enjoyed a variety of foods as well. I’m so glad you got to check this off your Bucket List. 🙂

  8. I have never really enjoyed the taste of tea (although in India, tea is a staple i very household). But pink tea…that really got me curious. What I love about high tea events like this is the spread of all those cakes and savouries. That, I don’t mind at all.

  9. Oh that is such an adorable thing to do.
    The place looks stunning (is the Queen hiding somewhere ?) and the little treats are making me hungry even though I just had dinner!
    Tell your husband that this was a wonderful idea !
    Greetings
    Amelie

  10. I so love the idea of high tea! I’m a huge tea fan in general, so this sounds like something I’d just LOVE. The baked goods and sweets look so delicious, and the setting at the Ritz is so cute. Charming and sophisticated. Definitely putting this on my list of things to do next time I visit London! 🙂

  11. I am so hungry now after seeing your photos! The desserts, scones and finger sandwiches look simply amazing. I also just love how you are all dressed for the occasion. Certainly an experience you wont be forgetting any time soon.

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