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GUEST BLOG POST: Christine Collins – the “Art of Tea”

February 13, 2019

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa partners with Ronnefeldt Tea to provide our guests with the optimal afternoon tea experience. In this guest blog, Ronnefeldt’s Director Christine Collins takes you on a journey around the world with the “Art of Tea”…

“Afternoon Tea at The Royal Crescent Hotel is a marvellous experience and one not to be missed while visiting Bath. Whether you enjoy it during the winter months in front of a roaring fire or in glorious sunshine during summer in the beautiful gardens, it is a great way to spend a couple of hours with friends or family.

Ronnefeldt Tea is delighted to supply the loose leaf teas you can enjoy during Afternoon Tea and in fact in any other outlet of the hotel, may it be in the Spa or with your hospitality tray should you be lucky enough to have booked a room for an overnight stay.

Royal Crescent afternoon tea ronnefeldt tea

The loose leaf tea selection includes 12 carefully chosen varieties to cater for all taste preferences. Perhaps you are a lover of Darjeeling or you may prefer a strong, hearty Assam. There are green teas and caffeine-free options and of late we have added Masala Chai to the menu, a real treat especially if you order it as a Chai Latte.

If you are a real tea connoisseur, or are perhaps looking for a little souvenir, you can buy a Royal Crescent branded “Art of Tea” caddy that gives you a selection of eight tea samples and takes you on a journey to different tea origins….

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A Brief History of Afternoon Tea

August 7, 2017
The RCH Afternoon Tea

Tucking into a dainty pastry bite or slathering a freshly backed scone still warm from the oven with lashings of butter and scarlet strawberry jam has become synonymous with the most indulgent of English traditions – Afternoon Tea.

As British as cricket or a tall glass of Pimms brimming with cucumber and mint, this decadent afternoon ritual, which also involves a delicate assortment of sandwiches and fine china tea cups, is now celebrated across the country as the ultimate elegant treat.

So how did this most tasty tradition begin?

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