Although this post was sponsored by TEALEAVES and The St.Regis Atlanta, all opinions expressed in this post are my own
It is the most, wonderful time, of the year! I had the pleasure of attending a special afternoon tea at The St.Regis Atlanta. It has a Winter Wonderland theme this year and is called “Tea with Santa”. During the holiday season, this special afternoon tea includes a visit from Santa Claus! TEALEAVES is the premier luxury tea brand for several five star hotels including The St.Regis Atlanta. They are currently running a “Nutcracker Afternoon Tea” campaign which showcases their limited edition Nutcracker blends. With traditional afternoon tea delights from The St.Regis Atlanta and unique flavors from TEALEAVES, this was a memorable event!
The St.Regis Atlanta has beautiful holiday decor. There is a large Christmas tree and gingerbread cottage in the lobby and garlands on the majestic staircase. During the Winter Wonderland Tea With Santa, we were treated to live music by a pianist playing popular holiday tunes. Santa Claus and his elf visited all the tables spreading Christmas cheer. They also played games with the children. It was wonderful watching their delighted faces.
Once we were seated, our hostess described the different types of tea. There were so many yummy teas to choose from! Our first pick was the TEALEAVES Nutcracker limited edition blend. It is described as “dreamy hazelnut with sweet vanilla”. Our second pick was “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”. This tea is a combination of passion fruit, pomegranate & vanilla. Both teas were aromatic, smooth and flavorful.
Our first course consisted of cranberry and orange scones with jellies and clotted butter. Next came three tiers of quiche, delicate sandwiches and desserts. Traditionally you work your way down from top to bottom, savories to sweets. Under the savory selections I particularly enjoyed the truffle, spinach and Georgia Gouda Quiche, the Tasso Ham with house made pimiento cheese on whole grain bread, and the smoked salmon salad on brioche bread. All the sweets were delicious but the double chocolate & peppermint gateaux and the bourbon pecan pie were amazing!
We sat for quite some time enjoying the festive atmosphere and chatting with Santa Claus and his Elf about the holidays. The attendees also gathered in on singing Christmas carols while the Elf played a ukulele! Before departing The St.Regis Atlanta, be sure to check out the Astor Holiday Ice Rink. The outdoor pool is transformed into an ice skating rink with hot cocoa and s’mores available. The St.Regis Atlanta is a wonderful destination for the entire family during the holiday season.
For more information and to make reservations for the Winter Wonderland Tea With Santa at The St.Regis Atlanta please visit their website.
And now for the giveaway! TEALEAVES has provided a gift set with two Holiday Teas! It includes 1 tin of the Nutcracker blend and 1 foil pouch of the Organic Sugar Plum Fairy blend. The Organic Sugar Plum Fairy blend is described as having “whirls of creamy vanilla, ripe strawberry and a hint of plum”. And, it also includes a tea infuser! The TEALEAVES websiteis magical so be sure to take a look.
To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this post letting me know if you have attended an afternoon tea and if so where! The deadline to enter is Monday December 18th! Good luck!
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Dr. Nadeen White is a "Blogger by Day, Physician by Night". She is an award-winning travel blogger, Amazon bestselling author and speaker. The Sophisticated Life Blog covers affordable luxury travel, culinary travel and wine. Her domestic and international travel guides gets people to the destinations of their dreams. So, if you are living the sophisticated life or desire to do so, this is the blog for you!