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ST. LOUIS, MO – February 19, 2015 -- The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis has announced a season of memorable new takes on Afternoon Tea, introducing several special tea festivities designed for this spring.

From romantic post-Valentine Cupid’s Cup teas and a lively Fancy Hat Tea in March – to family-friendly Cottontail Tea in early April and a month of Tea for the Generations in May, Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton is a delight for all ages and turns Saturday into the best day of the week.

Afternoon Tea is presented in The Lobby Lounge at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Saturday and is priced at $39 USD for Afternoon Tea or $29 USD for Children’s Tea or Cream Tea, featuring tea and scones only. The full Afternoon Tea menu offers a selection of the finest organic loose-leaf teas, flavorful finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a generous array of hand-crafted pastries. An enhanced royal version includes continuous sparkling wine service and is priced at $54 USD per person. Mother’s Day weekend tea is a separately priced special event this year and is presented at $49 USD per person or $39 USD for children or for cream tea service. Reservations are required for all teas and may be requested at (314) 863-6300 ext. 433.

This spring’s teatime experiences will include:

Saturday, February 21 and 28, 2015
Cupid’s Cup – Romantically Inspired Tea Blends
A custom-blended tea, made only for guests on these special February Saturdays, will highlight the romantic aspect of Afternoon Tea.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Fancy Hat Afternoon Tea
Hat fanciers will pay tribute to bygone elegance at this dazzling Fancy Hat Afternoon Tea. Guests are invited to don their most prized, most eye-popping hats.

Saturday, April 4, 2015
Cottontail Afternoon Tea: A Hop, Skip and a Scone

Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, this colorful tea bids a fond farewell to winter and welcomes the much-anticipated joys and celebrations of spring.

Saturday, May 2, 16, 23 and 30 (see below for separate Mother’s Day Tea)
Tea for the Generations - A Month-Long Tribute to Mothers and Families
The beloved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be enhanced throughout the month of May, as the hotel culinary team will create a special experience to delight family members of all ages.

Saturday, May 9
Mother’s Day Saturday Tea
This special holiday event is a seasonal highlight at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The day’s menu will feature added treats sure to delight mothers and families in attendance, as the Chefs of The Ritz-Carlton present a special delight just for Mother’s Day. This special Mother’s Day Tea is priced at $49 USD, of $39 USD for children or a cream tea experience.

For Afternoon Tea reservations at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, please (314) 863-6300 ext. 433. Overnight reservations may be made by calling (800) 241-333, by visiting http://www.ritzcarlton.com/stlouis or through a travel professional. The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is conveniently located in the heart of the St. Louis suburban business and shopping district of Clayton, just minutes from downtown and from the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.