The epitome of sophistication, nothing speaks to your savoir fair like holding court over an afternoon tea. As the story goes, the Duchess of Bedford began requesting a light meal of cakes and sandwiches with tea in the late afternoon to tide her over in between means. Friends joined in and a tradition was born.
Today world travelers seek unique opportunities to experience this ritual no matter their destination. And with some top-notch hotels, like The Peninsula Chicago, The Berkeley London and The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong doing their best to tea-se guests into brew elation, getting your Earl Grey fix is as easy as coming down to your hotel lobby.