The Hotel Plaza Athenee’s introduces the partnership with Le Palais Des Thes, allowing New Yorkers and visitors alike the opportunity to experience various genuine tea specialties from this luxury tea brand.
Le Palais Des Thes was founded in Paris in 1987 by Francois-Xavier Delmas, a truly passionate and world-renowned tea expert. There are 30 boutiques located in 8 different countries such as France (17), Japan, Isreal, Ireland, Norway, Belgium and Slovenia; along with 2 stores in New York City. Every year their experts travel to some 20 countries to find rare crops outside of the traditional supplier circuit in order to guarantee the highest level of freshness.
A tea card allows tasters to choose from nine different varieties of tea ranging from the traditional Chamomile and The Des Lords (Earl Grey), to specialties such as Big Ben (English Breakfast), Darjeeling Margaret's Hope, Sencha Ariake, The Des Sources, Grand Jasmin Chun Feng, The Des Alizes, and Hammam Rooibos. Recommendations vary from sweet, mild, strong, or brisk according to your mood of the day. The tea is presented in hand-made, cotton, premium tea bags which enables the tea leaves to unfurl and release their natural aromas.
Allow the specially trained staff at the Hotel Plaza Athenee’s Bar Seine to help you choose a tea that is right for you.
Our renowned Afternoon tea is served daily in the Bar Seine lounge at the Hotel Plaza Athenee, New York from 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM. All teas are also available for hotel guests through room service. Afternoon Tea includes Homemade Varieties of Scones and Breads with Clotted Cream & Imported Fruit Preserves, A Selection of Daily Tea Sandwiches, Miniature House-made Pastries and Chocolates for $45.00 per person, plus tax; $55.00 with a Glass of Champagne.