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The Noble History of Afternoon Tea
The luxurious ritual of Afternoon Tea was established in 1840 by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, who served it to ward off hunger pangs in the long hours between lunch and dinner. Her personal indulgence grew into an experience to be shared with her friends, and soon a tradition was born.
Acknowledged as one of the most elegant and sophisticated of dining occasions, the first Afternoon Tea at The Langham, London, was served in the Salle À Manger, or general dining room, for the princely sum of 1 shilling 6 pence. Billed as Teas, Plain, the first Afternoon Tea consisted of simple but dainty items including cakes, sweets, bread and butter and, of course, tea.
In 1865, The Langham, London was Europe’s first grand luxury hotel to serve Afternoon Tea. It is a Langham brand signature, called Tiffin at The Langham, and it is served at every Langham Hotel around the world to celebrate the stately ritual and timeless tradition.
We wish you a most memorable tea with us today.
Traditional “Tiffin at The Langham” Tea _
Three Teas Selected for this Tea:
1)Assam Gold Leaf
This rich and malty selection from a renowned Assam estate displays slight nutty sweetness and a hint of wine notes
with exquisite balanced strength. Enjoy an infusion of rich amber leaves that flourish in the shaded valleys of the
2) Green Tea Passion
Enjoy a fragrant blend of delicate green teas from Japan, China and Taiwan, accented by tropical fruits, including guava,
pineapple, and strawberry.
Healthy, soothing and refreshing.
3) Ginger Twist
A blend of Australian ginger, orange and lemon slices, lemongrass, wintergreen mint, papaya, apple, ginseng and licorice. Ginger promotes focus and is a powerful antioxidant.
A selection of finger sandwiches such as:
Cucumber & Watercress
Mascarpone Mousse, Crispy Shallots, on Squaw Bread
Asian Pear on Potato Bread, Blue Cheese Mousse,
Toasted Pistachios Raspberry
Smoked Salmon Profiterole with Caramelized Shallot Caper Cream
Dill Sprig & Caviar
Ham & Egg, Proscuitto de Parma,
Green Onion, Red Pepper on Potato Peppercorn Bread
Watercress Pesto Marinated Caribbean Shrimp on
Herb Garlic Bread with Cilantro & Lemon Zest
Selection of warm scones with Devonshire clotted cream and lemon curd
A selection of French pastries and specialty sweets such as:
Passion Apricot Cone
Crème Brulée Tart
Chocolate White Café Torte
Strawberry Pistachio Gateau
Chocolate Raspberry Financier Cupcake
Orange Cranberry Tea Bread