Lapsang and Baedeker
Butler Stories by Maya Beus for St. Regis
“Afternoon tea can be a ceremonial form of private relaxation, or a highly sophisticated social ritual. We serve Damman Frères Teas here, and we always pour the water to the side of the leaves, not to scald them. Caroline Astor first introduced afternoon tea to Manhattan society in the 1890s. I think she would have loved it here - sipping Lapsang, reading Baedeker, resting before the opera.”
Your tea at St. Regis
If it is on your private balcony overlooking the Arno river and Florentine Duomo, or in our Winter Garden Restaurant and Bar, the St. Regis afternoon tea is prepared with special care by our experiences tea experts, who are dedicated to make it an extraordinary experience.
After a day of sightseeing in the capital of art, take some time to relax and recharge with a selection of Dammann Frères tea, servied on exclusively for The St. Regis Florence designed china, before you continue your discovery of Florence in the light of dawn.