Wednesdays are the best days for afternoon tea.
Right in the middle of the week, right in the middle of the afternoon. At The St. Regis Mexico City, afternoon tea is served in the atrium. Sunlight, floor to ceiling glass windows (even more beautiful when it’s thunder-storming outside…because candles are then lit!), velvety slate couches, sliver, and mirrors everywhere you look.
Sandwiches first. Classics. Curried chicken and smoked salmon with cream cheese.
Tea is by the ever-popular tealeaves…a Canadian company which has cornered the entire tea market for hotels.
Here it comes, rolled to the atrium. Will have to get myself one of those teapots.
They do a special St. Regis blend for the hotel which couples earl grey with lavender.
Warms scones. Some plain and plush. Others dotted in sweet currants.
Housemade jams. Strawberry and blueberry…the guava was my favorite.
And heavy whipped cream (no devonshire here).
Petit fours. Macarons, pâte de fruit, and tiny cookies. Cacao shortbread, another with a heart of jam, and tea cookies sandwiched together with a dab of chocolate ganache.