Skip to Content

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.

Nutcracker Tea

The culinary artists at the Ritz-Carlton have created a delectable Afternoon Tea menu representing some of the most iconic characters of the beloved holiday story “The Nutcracker”. Guests will enjoy a glass of sparkling wine along with artisanal teas by Toronto Master Tea sommelier, Hoda Paripoush, while an appearance by the Nutcracker Prince himself will delight little ones as they enjoy their choice of white or dark hot chocolate.

DEQ Lounge

  • Available Every Saturday and Sunday in December, before Christmas
  • Also available Thursday 22nd December through Sunday, December 25th, 2016
  • Seatings at 12:00 p.m. and 3 p.m. - By reservation only 

Price:

  • $54 per adult (including a glass of sparkling wine)
  • $30 per child (3-12 years old)

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.

18% gratuity will be applied to groups of 8 or more
For inquiries and reservations, please call (416) 585-2500

Classic Tea 44
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea

Posh Tea 54
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea
Glass of Nua Prosecco

Blush Tea 58
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea
Glass of Henry of Pelham, “Cuvée Catherine”

Royal Tea 69
Assortment of savory and sweet delights
Selection of fine tea
Glass of Piper-Heidsieck Brut Champagne

18% gratuity will be applied to groups of 8 or more
For inquiries and reservations, please call (416) 585-2500
 

Hours  
Afternoon Tea Saturday & Sunday
  Seatings at 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.