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Afternoon Tea

The tradition of Afternoon Tea - a midday refreshment, complete with small cakes, assorted sweets, bread and butter sandwiches, and fine tea - remains relatively unchanged since its origin in the 19th century. Some credit the Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), a lady in waiting of Queen Victoria, as the one who introduced the ritual of Afternoon Tea to London, by inviting friends to join her for “tea and a walking in the fields”. This delightfully social and gourmand pastime sparked a trend that has continued to this day.

We invite you to walk in the shoes of the Duchess of Bedford and friends at DEQ Terrace and Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto.

Sloane Tea at DEQ Terrace & Lounge

Each Sloane Tea is individually sourced & blended by certified tea sommeliers. Chosen from hundreds of tea gardens, Sloane Teas are carefully processed using centuries old artisanal techniques. Our scented and blended teas are custom created by our own team of Certified Tea Sommeliers and culinary experts. As part of the development of our products, we have consulted with the Maître Nez (Head Nose) of one of France’s foremost perfumeries and trained at the Studio Des Fragrance in Grasse, France.

Try our unique My Blend Tea, custom blended for Spa My Blend by Clarins and available at DEQ.

Classic Tea $40
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine organic tea

Blush Tea $56
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine organic tea
Glass of Henry of Pelham, “Cuvée Catherine”

Posh Tea $72

Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine organic tea
Glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow

Royal Tea $88
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine organic tea
Glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé

18% gratuity will be applied to groups of 8 or more

Prices are subject to applicable government tax and gratuities.
Available Saturdays and Sundays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Reservations are required

For inquiries and reservations, please call (416) 585-2500

Nutcracker Tea

The Holiday spirit comes alive at DEQ Lounge with Nutcracker Afternoon Tea every weekend in December leading up to Christmas. The culinary Artists at The Ritz-Carlton have put together a delectable Afternoon Tea menu representing some of the most iconic and endearing acts and characters of the famous Holiday Story “The Nutcracker”. Guests will enjoy a glass of sparkling wine along with artisanal teas by Toronto Master Tea sommelier Hoda Paripoush and our little guests will enjoy their own selection of white or dark hot chocolate.

Oka, tomatoes, sun dried tomato tapenade, thyme focaccia

Gravlax, butter croissants, herb cream cheese, and pickled onion

Roasted chicken, raisins, curry aioli, celery and apple, brioche roll

English cucumbers, dill, cream cheese, pain de mie

Whole wheat toast, grain mustard

Quiche Lorraine 

Kids Sandwiches
Ham and Cheese Stars
Nutella Pokemon

Gingerbread Man with Cream Cheese and Cucumbers.

Spanish dance – Salted caramel, chocolate and cocoa nib tarts
Arabian Dance – Turkish coffee macaroons
Mother Ginger – Candied ginger truffles
Reed flutes – Pistachio and almond short cake
Russian dance Mini red velvet cream cheese and candy cane cup cakes

Freshly Baked Sugar plum and Raisin Scones
Devonshire cream

Tea or Coffee

For inquiries and reservations, please call (416) 585-2500

Available Every Saturday and Sunday in December, before Christmas
Also available Tuesday, December 23rd and Wednesday, December 24th
Seatings at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. - By reservation only

$52 per adult (including a glass of sparkling wine)
$28 per child (3-12 years old) Complimentary for children under 3
Price not inclusive of applicable taxes and gratuities


Signature Ritz-Carlton Cake

A presentation that would make a beautiful, thoughtful gift and a cake that carries the history of The Ritz-Carlton. In celebration of our heritage, the cake has a rich, dark chocolate flavour with bursts of orange throughout. A delicious balance of sweet chocolate and sharp citrus.

Available in TOCA, DEQ and In-Room Dining.