Join us for High Tea at Bacchus every Tuesday to Sunday afternoon. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (07) 3364 0837.
Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of ‘having that sinking feeling’ during the late afternoon. The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Later friends were invited to join her in rooms at Woburn Abbey and this summer practice proved so popular that the Duchess continued it when she returned to London, sending cards to her friends asking them to join her for ‘tea and a walking in the fields’.
Other social hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.
The elegant surroundings of Bacchus provide the perfect setting for this quintessentially English experience. As with everything we do, attention to detail is key and our High Tea is fit for a Queen. We have imported the very finest William Edwards bone china from England - the same crockery used at The Goring,where the late Queen Mother enjoyed taking High Tea.
Quintessential High Tea
Freshly Baked Scones Pear Jalousie ‘Bonne Maman’ French Raspberry Preserve Raspberry White Chocolate Mousse Passionfruit Tartlet Praline Cream Cup Opera Slice Pistachio Macaron Gourmet Savoury Selection (Varieties Change Daily) ~ Selection of Harney & Sons Fine Teas 38 per person
Chandon Sparkling High Tea Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of NV Chandon Brut on arrival 53 per person
Moët Champagne High Tea Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of NV Moët et Chandon on arrival 61 per person
Dom Pérignon Champagne High Tea Our Quintessential High Tea served with a glass of 2006 Dom Pérignon on arrival 89 per person
Sparkling & Champagne by the Glass NV Chandon Brut, Yarra Valley, Victoria 17 NV Moët et Chandon Brut Impérial, Épernay, France 25 2006 Dom Pérignon, Épernay, France 59
Bacchus Bespoke Blend A fine complex coffee with full body, balanced fruit & acid tones & a long lingering chocolaty finish.
Bacchus Bespoke Blend Our English breakfast tea is an ancient pedigree. Researchers have traced its heritage back to the black tea the English drank regularly in the 1800s.
Earl Grey Our Earl Grey tea blend uses teas from India & China, blended with natural oil of bergamot.
Darjeeling High in the mountains, deep in the mists that surround the Himalayas is Darjeeling ~ Queen of Teas ~. Our Darjeeling tea is a blend of first flush and Autumnal teas from the best gardens.
Paris In homage to this beautiful city, a blend was created reminiscent of one of Paris’ most popular. A fruity black team with vanilla & caramel flavours & a hint of lemony bergamot.
Hot Cinnamon Spice Our most popular flavoured tea, this is an assertive blend of black teas, three types of cinnamon, orange peel & sweet cloves, for those who enjoy a hot sweet flavour.
Jasmine, Dragon Pearl This is a masterpiece from Fuan, China. Beautiful hand rolled pearls are gently infused with the floral essences from jasmine flowers.
Bangkok Green The rich flavours of Thailand are the inspiration for this tasty blend. It is a combination of green tea, lemongrass, vanilla, coconut and ginger.
African Autumn The marriage of herbal redbush, cranberry, and oranges has a wildly sweet smooth aroma, a cool minty flavour. The blend is at once refreshing & soothing.
Chamomile Egypt provides us with the finest chamomile flowers of which we use only flower heads - No extenders producing a tisane with definite body.
Peppermint From Oregon comes a marvellous, brisk peppermint. The peppermint leaves from this area produce a great smelling and crisp tasting tisane.
Pomegranate Oolong The full leaves of premium Ti Quan Yin Oolong are deliciously infused with tangy pomegranate to create this inspiring, yet complex full-bodied blend.
English Breakfast 44 Earl Grey Superior 44 Paris 44 African Autumn 44 Pomegranate Oolong 44 Bangkok Green 44 Peppermint Blend 44 Darjeeling 44 Dragon Pearl Jasmine 52 *20 luxurious pyramid silken sachets of the finest loose leaf tea per tin
Iced Tea* Black Currant Iced Tea 44 Raspberry Herbal Iced Tea 44 Peach Iced Tea 44 Organic Bangkok Iced Tea 44 Pomegranate Oolong Iced Tea 44 *6 pouches per tin - each brewing approximately 1.8 litres of iced tea
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