The rainy season’s here and we all know what that means: hellish commute (well, more than the usual), knee-high floods, and hours stuck in traffic jams.
But guess what — it doesn’t have to be that way.
Instead of heading home right away, relax and unwind in these five-star establishments for some exquisite afternoon tea.
Here are some of the best afternoon tea offers around the metro.
A Golden Victorian Afternoon Tea at The Writers Bar
Raffles Makati, Makati City
Inspired by the great Victorian Era, the Royal Afternoon Tea will be offered from August 1 until November 30.
Indulge in a three-tier medley of sweet and savory British delicacies created after the sovereign monarchs of England and pair it off with some tea. Savor delights like the London Bridge Roll with crab and cress, Victorian sponge cake, truffle chocolates filled with gin and orange, traditional lemon tart, and the classic Jammie Dodger.
A Classic Afternoon Tea at Connect Lounge
Marco Polo Manila, Pasig City
This is a great way to pamper yourself. Afternoon Tea at Marco Polo Manila’s Connect Lounge comes with an assortment of gourmet sandwiches, desserts, and scones with clotted cream and jam. I nearly finished all of ’em, but it’s really good for two adults.
With premium teas, guests also have the choice to customize their sandwiches from several kinds of baguette (including pesto, tomato, and squid ink) to a myriad of toppings like cold cuts, salmon gravlax, cheeses, spreads, fruits and vegetables. This is tea time according to your own taste, but with world class ingredients.
Afternoon Tea at Connect Lounge is available daily from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at only PHP 788 for two guests (taxes and service charge included). (0916) 110 0189 / Facebook / Instagram
A Grand Afternoon Tea at The Lounge
New World Makati Hotel, Makati City
Spend the afternoon in grand style while sipping on freshly brewed fine teas paired with a sumptuous array of delicious treats at New World Makati Hotel’s The Lounge.
Their teas and infusions includes selections from exotic Moroccan Mint to classic English Breakfast. It’s best enjoyed with an assortment of munchies like freshly baked scones, macarons, pastries, pralines, and finger sandwiches.