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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.

Sweetheart Afternoon Tea

February 2017
$54 per person

In the month of February we celebrate romance at The Ritz-Carlton with our Sweetheart Afternoon Tea. This menu is specially designed by our culinary team to incorporate some of the 24 different aphrodisiacs found in cuisine. Incorporating such ingredients as chili’s, oyster mushrooms, honey, chocolate, banana, strawberry, and truffle, this menu will leave our guests wanting more!

Recommended Teas:

  1. Chocolate Truffle: Smooth bodied Assam Black tea blended with deep truffle notes and the richness of Brazilian cocoa nibs
  2. Blood Orange Oolong: From its lofty home in the mountains of China, where the high altitude and fine plucking of this oolong produces a smooth, succulent tea that has been rolled into semi-balled form and blended with tart hibiscus, citrus peel and bold, natural blood orange flavours.Our Ladies and Gentlemen will set the mood by greeting each guest with glass of specially created rose’ sparkling cocktail

Smoked Salmon Mini Croissant
Avocado, Pickled Red Onion Relish, Butter Lettuce, Dill Cream Cheese

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus
Stracciatella Cheese, Arugula Pesto, Focaccia

Grilled Oyster Mushroom Bruschetta
Rosemary Ricotta, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Shaved Parmesan

Smoked Chicken
Granny Smith Apple, Horseradish Mayonnaise, Red Beet Brioche

Truffle, Spinach and Gruyère Quiche

Guajillo Chili Mayan Chocolate Pralines
Banana Custard Éclairs
Cinnamon Crème Brûlée
Classic Victoria Sandwich
Battenberg 
Freshly Baked Raisin Scones
Devonshire cream
Preserves

Tea or Coffee

Please click here to visit our Event Calendar and view the Afternoon Tea themes for each month
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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.