You probably know by now, but I’m addicted to afternoon tea. I’m not sure what it is about the dining experience, but something just gets me excited every time. Whether it’s exploring new and luxurious hotels, the stunning service from hospitality-trained individuals, or in this case, the imagination and theatrics which go into creating a unique experience.
Afternoon tea or high tea, first came about in the 1800s (so they say) when a lady named, Anna – The Duchess of Bedford, complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. Anna craved something to satisfy her sinking feeling and it was supposedly from here onwards that afternoon tea was born and it flourished during the 1880s. Reliving those experiences, we visited the Wellington Lounge at the InterContinental London Park Lane, ready to indulge in their latest afternoon tea offering titled Scents of Summer.