How to High Tea like a High Roller: Where to chow down on crumpets and drink glitter tea

Tea for two and two for tea..Take a break from boozy brunches and indulge in high tea. The St. Regis San Francisco’s “The Art of Tea” welcomes the posh tea service in its lobby lounge for guests to enjoy.

As a factual historical reference, the Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell, created the afternoon tea ritual in England back in the early 1800s as a small meal between lunch and a late dinner. In the latter part of the century, the tradition would be adopted by Caroline Astor, New York’s grand dame, to entertain her closest friends and New York City’s social elite.

The St. Regis San Francisco values this tradition and invites you to experience the distinct, modern and innovative interpretation of this legacy with local products and teas from around the world.

Its menu offerings include a wide variety of sweet and savory morsels to accompany all cravings and taste buds. Some savory options include, but are not limited to: poached egg with a smoked salmon wrapped grissini, duck confit quiche with spring peas, Italian speck, and micro greens, and artichoke and gouger with Laura Chenel goat cheese, and basil.

For all you sweet toothers out there (myself included), dive into passion fruit and white chocolate mousse with dacquoise and meringue, rhubarb crumble tartlet with strawberry cream and goji berry granola.

From the classic organic english breakfast to licorice spice to cherry blossom green tea, and the renowned St. Regis Blend, there is no shortage of tea here with its assortment of black tea and herbal tea varieties. Whether you like flowery notes, mildly grassy, or natural sweet or pungent, every tea option embodies its own personality suitable to please every person’s preference and mood.

This experience is not only limited to tea but also offers bubbly as well for those looking to change up the boozy brunch style for enhanced experience with the Art of bubbles include Veuve Clicquot, Laurent Perrier, and Schramsberg.

The St. Regis values this tradition and welcomes to you experience this modern, innovative, and timeless interoperation of Anna;’s legacy with locally sourced fare and teas from all around the world.

Next time you’re about to make reservations for brunch, be sure to be St. Regis in mind!

For more foodie hot spots, experiences, and news



Crown & Crumpet (Japantown)

Dartealing Lounge (SOMA)

Lovejoy’s Tea Room (Noe Valley)

St. Regis San Francisco (Financial District)

The Rotunda (Union Square)


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