Worldâ€™s Finest Tea PlacesWine & Dine08 April 2019
By Larasati Oetomo
Tea has long been known as the essential delight of the aristocrats. First served for medical use in china, tea holds a long history as a relaxing remedy. We traced back through these pages of history around the globe, to find you the finest places to enjoy the finest tea.
Orchid Tea Lounge at RIMBA by Ayana, Jimbaran, Bali
RIMBA by Ayana in Jimbaran, Bali, offers a postmodern way to relax with a cup of tea. The tea house is built in the shape of a greenhouse, adorned with modern wooden supplies, orchids, and paper butterflies. We might also take a view to the vast rice field beyond the glass, emphasizing the feeling of being one with the nature. The Traditional Afternoon Tea offers a combination of Balinese and Western sweet meals as companions.
Kosoan Tea House, Tokyo, Japan
Hiding behind authentic Japanese wooden mansion, Kosoan is more than a tea house; it is a home. In Kosoan, we may experience a genuine experience of being at totally at home, sitting on tatami mat, sipping a cup tea while enjoying a private garden view. It is the place where tranquility finds itself—what could be a better place to indulge in a cup of tea?
The Ritz Piccadilly, London
The Ritz is one of world’s must-visit destinations for authentic British afternoon tea moment. The sweet assortment includes British classic scones with Cornish clotted cream. Located at the grandiose The Palm Court, guests can also enjoy champagne for fancier experience complemented by live classical music.
Luk Yu Tea House, Central Hong Kong building
Living up to its name, Luk Yu Tea House is perhaps the most culturally important tea house in Hong Kong. Located in Stanley Street, the building maintains its colonial heritage for their loyal, premium guests. Their tea screams Chinese finest tradition, and it is so famous it is sold as tea bags in the UK.
Ceainaria Infinitea, Bucharest, Romania
There’s no place like home, and Infinitea Tea House offers the same warmth and elegance with their homey atmosphere. This is the place for tea lovers with a palate for European cuisine and good eye for interior design. As romantic as it sounds, it is a great place to enjoy a cup or two alone or with the loved ones.