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Best places for high tea around the world, hands down.

Who doesn’t love to discover new places for high tea when on vacation? That’s right – we all do. No holiday is complete without indulging in local high tea; and today, we put together a list of the best places for high tea all around the world.

Claridge's – London

London’s Claridge’s hotel has been celebrating this classing English tradition for nearly 150 years now. It has received multiple awards for its service, setting, and atmosphere. The classic-luxe theme of the foyer blends perfectly with the timeless menu of finger sandwiches, scones, and sweet pastries. 

In-tea-resting fact: They offer Earl Grey from Tregothnan, a walled tea garden in Cornwall that has been producing beautiful teas since the 14th century. 

The Majestic Hotel – Kuala Lumpur

The most popular spot for high tea in Malaysia, and it represent the British Colonial era in a tangibly decadent way. You can take your tea in the Tea Lounge, Colonial Cafe, drawing room, or the Orchid Conservatory. 

In-tea-resting fact: The Orchid Conservatory is a hanging garden of seasonal orchids, always in full bloom. Talk about the perfect afternoon tea backdrop! 

Gunners Barracks Tea Room – Sydney

Based in the heritage military barracks, this luxury tea room has direct views of Sydney Harbor and the city’s skyline. Traditional High Tea includes an assortment of savory pastries, finger sandwiches, petit fours, scones, and more. 

In-tea-resting fact: Kookaburras swoop in to say hi during warmer seasons.

The Russian Tea Room – New York

This venue is so special – with touches of red, gold and pink. The menu is full of treats, including New York smoked sturgeon with dill and sour cream and seasonal scones, petit fours, and cupcakes, of course. 

In-tea-resting fact: Finish a perfect afternoon with a selection of loose-leaf teas, or a flute of Veuve Clicquot Brut.

Fairmont Empress – British Columbia

This prestigious and luxurious hotel has hosted this tradition for more than 110 years and serves more cups of tea than any hotel in England (more than 500,000 cups a year). It is hosted in the historic Inner Harbor of British Columbia, and there’s always a live classic piano accompaniment. 

In-tea-resting fact: A very special Prince or Princess Tea is available for the little ones.

Burj Al Arab – Dubai

Located inside one of the world’s tallest buildings Sahn Eddar (or “reception of the house”) offers one of the bets high tea experiences. Delicious creations that play on flavors from all around the world are served. 

In-tea-resting fact: Post tea experience, guests can relax to the sounds of the grand water display in the atrium.

Shangri-La – Paris

An experience that will bring you closer to nature. This 100% afternoon tea is elegantly simple. Pastry Chef Michaël Bartocetti embraces local and fresh products to invent his ethically conscious experience. 

In-tea-resting fact: The menu of 10 pastries took three months of trials to be invented and approved. 


BRB, we’ll be planning a trip with seven different stops in seven different locations. Bet you can’t guess where we’ll be stopping! 

… and that’s the tea on the best high tea.