Dining

Astor Hotel: Elegant High Tea

By Parker Barriball (Tianjin Today)

Updated: 2018-06-27

               

The Astor Hotel is one stepped in history and British tradition. In that vein they have introduced Afternoon Tea patterned after British High Tea.                

The Astor Hotel is one stepped in history and British tradition. In that vein they have introduced Afternoon Tea patterned after British High Tea. The Victorian Lounge plays host to an afternoon spent in a naturally lit atrium decorated in a classic English style.

Once known as High Tea at the Astor, the tea and food menu has evolved and so has the nomenclature, thus Afternoon Tea. For 88RMB guests can enjoy Champagne Afternoon Tea set. Starting at 2: 00pm and ending at 5:00pm the set menu features a tea tier with delicate cakes, classic foods, and sweet fruit. Each tier features a different taste; one can start with fruit, work through finger sandwiches, and end with desert, or use the sweet tooth method and start with the flavorful and colorful sweets on the top tier. The set also includes strawberries and crème, scones, and the star of the show, champagne. Of course the tea and coffee selection is more than amble. As an expat who has sampled almost every available espresso in Tianjin, I must say the Astor's is near the top of my list.

While the refreshments are the namesake of the menu, the ambiance and relaxed atmosphere are truly the finest aspects of afternoon tea in the Victorian Lounge. The glass ceiling allows for a much missed opportunity to bask in the warmth of the sunshine and good conversation. The area is quiet enough to let conversation flow between friends and new acquaintances alike, while the backdrop of classic jazz sets a carefree mood. If you can find the time, do not miss Afternoon Tea at the Astor.

天津利顺德大饭店

Add: 33 Tai Er Zhuang Lu, Heping District

地址:和平区台儿庄路33号

Tel: 23311688


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