Afternoon Tea at Four Seasons Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele

The last time I had afternoon tea at Four Seasons Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele was in December with Pierre. They offered a special Holiday Afternoon Tea which we enjoyed in the bar room. This time I came with mom for the Traditional Afternoon Tea…

…which we took in the Great Room. So pretty ^_^

We spent the weekend on Lana’i…look out for a post on both Four Seasons properties soon (one by the bay, one at the lodge).

Tea is from Tealeaves. I’ve mentioned it before, but this Vancouver-based company rules the hotel industry (read this article). You’ll find their teas served at St. RegisRitz-Carlton Central ParkMandarin Oriental New YorkThe Lowell Hotel, etc.

Organic Emperor’s Jasmine” for mom, ” Thunderbolt Darjeeling” for myself.

Let’s start with the savories…

…whipped goat cheese and orange marmalade on brioche.

A macadamia nut egg salad topped with quail egg…

…and a smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich.

Scones and macarons on the same tier. Two cranberry scones each. Served warm…

…with cranberry jam, devonshire cream, and lemon curd.

Vanilla bean macaron with blueberries and cream.

Then time for a little Tea Toddy break. Brandy, honey, and black tea…soothing!

And back for more desserts!

A moist carrot cake flecked in gold leaf…

…chocolate-dipped choux filled with chocolate pudding…

…and a shortbread fruit tart.

Don’t forget – Koele Lodge also offers a Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea (for kids) and Golfer’s Afternoon Tea (amazing golf course). Think mini grilled cheese, pb&j, and cupcakes. Single bite apple pies and jalapeƱo corn muffins. We’ll be back ^_^

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele

1 Keomuku Highway, Lanai City, HI 96763

(808) 565-4000

1 Comment
  • Bobb Revels
    September 26, 2013

    I am planning to take my wife there for our 21 wedding anniversary. We live on Maui and I plan on taking the ferry over. What is the best time for tea? My wife is from New Zealand so she would love this.

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