Candice and Cailin enjoying afternoon tea - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

My good friend Candice and I enjoying a lovely afternoon tea!

I recently had a quick one night stop-over in Berlin to visit my good friend Candice while flying from Prague to London. While there I wanted to do something fancy and what better fancy thing to do then enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton, Berlin? I was also excited to do this as it was Candice’s first time ever enjoying an afternoon tea as well.

tea sommelier in Berlin with a huge cart of 60 mariage freres tea - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

The tea master

Our tea started at 3pm and we were welcomed to the tea lounge in the lobby by the Ritz’s very own tea master aka sommelier. Just the fact that they have a tea master shows you that they mean business. Oh and also the 60+ different types of tea that are available for your drinking pleasure. 60!

tanka cha japanese green tea mariage freres - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

My tea of choice and a long description about it in the menu

Candice sniffs and attempts to chose a tea - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Candice smelling one of many teas trying to decide which to have

indecisive Candice - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Tea smelling and selecting is hard!

It was very hard to chose which tea to have. We asked her a million different questions, we kept changing our minds and asking to smell a million different teas. I finally went with a favourite of the sommeliers and enjoyed the Tanka Cha green tea from Japan. It was delicious.

afternoon tea with champagne - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Every good afternoon tea also starts with a glass of champagne. Ours came with a flower floating amongst the bubbles!

Tanka cha green tea mariage freres - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Delicious! Loved the ornate Asian tea pots as well.

chef delivers afternon tea sandwiches and desserts - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

The Chef delivered our tasty eats!

As we wait for our tea we are also served a glass of bubbly. It is always a sign of a good afternoon tea when it starts with champagne or rosé. Our tea is brewed and then served in our own individual ornate tea pots. Then comes our delicious sandwich, scone and dessert tea stand served by the chef with all of our delicious eats for the afternoon.

Savoury sandwich description - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Eat the savoury sandwiches first!

traditional plain and raisin scones for afternoon tea - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Traditional afternoon tea scones served plain and with raisins with clotted cream and jam

afternoon tea roast beef, cucumber, egg and salmon sandwiches - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Traditional savoury afternoon tea sandwiches with a Ritz-Carlton fancy twist. Salmon wraps, cucumber sandwiches, open faced egg sandwiches and tasty roast beef sliders.

afternoon tea desserts - afternoon tea roast beef, cucumber, egg and salmon sandwiches - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

One of my favourite parts a myriad of desserts!

A full afternoon tea in Berlin - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

A beautiful tea setting in the Ritz-Carlton lobby tea lounge

the history of how tea was first discovered - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

A little bit of tea history as we enjoyed our tea and food

pianist as lobby entertainment - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

Afternoon entertainment

The afternoon tea is served at the Ritz-Carlton from 3pm – 6pm. Typically the average seating is probably 1.5hrs to 2 hours long. Candice and I however enjoyed it so much that we stayed all afternoon. By the time we were ready to leave we were there just to see the Ritz-Carltons award winning Curtain Club do its official opening ceremony for the evening.

the Curtain Club menu - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

A DELICIOUS rum punch at the Curtain Club

It would have been rude for us to see this official opening and then not visit the bar for a drink from its award winning menu. We also had the chance to meet the head bartender who is a wizard of mixed drinks. He asked Candice what her favourite perfume was and in minutes had made her a tasty drink that she loved and it even included gold flakes! This guy is a genius.

bar tender at the Curtain Club - Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin

The head bar tender at the Curtain Club

Our afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton Berlin was a fantastic experience and was one of my favourite afternoon teas to date. An afternoon tea might not be an activity high on your list when you are thinking about planning a visit to Berlin, but it is one that I would highly recommend.

 

Special thanks to the Ritz-Carlton Berlin for having me. As usual all opinions and views expressed are my own as are my satisfied tastebuds.