Afternoon Tea at St. Regis Brasserie
Legend has it that afternoon tea was started in the mid-1800s by the Duchess of Bedford. Around this time, gas or oil light was introduced in wealthier homes, and eating a late dinner became fashionable.
At the time, there were only two meals each day - a mid-morning, breakfast like meal and the other was an increasingly late dinner-like meal.
The story goes that the Duchess found herself with a "sinking feeling" and decided to have some friends over for assorted snacks and tea. The idea of an afternoon tea gathering spread across high society and became a favourite pastime of ladies of leisure. Later, it spread beyond the highest elites and became more accessible for some other socioeconomic groups.
In the late 19th century, it was Caroline Astor, mother of the St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV, who elevated Afternoon Tea to a new level by introducing the ritual at dignified gatherings at her house in Manhattan.
Today, this ritual comes alive every afternoon at every St. Regis around the globe, where guests are invited to enjoy distinct interpretations of this legacy inspired by the respective traditions of each location. You're invited to a wide choice of refined Teas at St. Regis Brasserie, selected by our Tea Sommelier, for those who appreciate the finest things in life.
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