In between our travels, we are dreaming of our next des-tea-nation.  Please enjoy our list of some of the most amazing afternoon tea venues we are currently admiring from afar.

Listed alphabetically by country.


Brown's Hotel
London, England

When we discovered that Agatha Christie drew inspiration for Bertram's Hotel, in her Miss Marple detective novel, from Brown's Hotel in London, we knew that afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel would be an unforgettable experience. As London's first hotel, opening in 1837, Brown's has a rich history and has received many accolades for its afternoon tea in the famed English Tea Room.


London, England

At the top of our des-tea-nations list, is afternoon tea at The Georgian at Harrods.  In addition to the array of delicious tea sandwiches and scones, you select your choice of tea from Harrods' private tea gardens!



Powerscourt Estate Enniskerry, Ireland

As the country with the largest tea consumers per capita, the Irish are masters of tea service.  The Sugar Loaf Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt offers three teas a day - morning tea, afternoon tea and high tea!



Eden Au Lac Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

At Eden Au Lac tea is served from 14 to 17 o'clock :)  We fell in love with Switzerland on our first European tour when we visited Lucerne and Lugano.  We've been scouting Swiss tea venues ever since!



Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at Sultanahmet
Istanbul, Turkey

Our fascination with Istanbul began upon reading Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express - we have dreamed of visiting this lovely city ever since. Four Seasons Istanbul at Sultanahmet offers afternoon tea in it's lovely yellow-walled lounge.