Dorchester Collection's hotels have introduced a variety of fun new tea menus, adding unique touches to the classic five-star afternoon tea experience. Among the highlights is Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at The Dorchester, with entertainment by the English National Ballet School's youth dancers. Inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, characters including the Mad Hatter, the March Hare, the Dormouse and Alice herself will be pirouetting through the hotel's Promenade bringing the magical tale to life.
Coworth Park: Le Meurice has launched Tea Time at Le Dali Restaurant with a pastry buffet created by new head pastry chef, Cedric Grolet. Highlights include the Rubik's Cake and a Little Rum Baba. A new selection of cookies is also available each month as the hotel leads up to its first Cookie Festival in December. To accompany the tea, guests can choose from a wide range of hot drinks including Guanaja and Caribbean cocoa hot chocolate.
Coworth Park is offering guests a Meadow Tea inspired by the view from The Drawing Room of the hotel's wild-flower meadow. Fragrant hand-blended teas and cordial made from estate-grown elderflower accompany a selection of finger sandwiches, pastries and scones with homemade compotes of apricot-lavender and plum-hibiscus. Teas include the Gertrude Jekyll blend, created in honour of the renowned British horticulturist.Guests can accompany Coworth Park's head of gardens, Terri Crow, for a walk around the grounds. Terri will talk through the history and inspiration behind the Lime Avenue, Sunken Garden, Kissing Cages, Ornamental Terraces and the Wildflower Meadow.