My family knows how much I love my teas. I made sure that on my trip to Cape Town, I had booked an Afternoon Tea at Mount Nelson Hotel. I invited an Australian lady I had met on a Table Mountain, Boulder’s Penguins and Cape Point tour.
Stepping into the historic Mount Nelson Hotel for afternoon tea was like entering a world of timeless elegance and refined indulgence. The setting was simply enchanting, with a choice of either the plush lounge or the serene garden, both offering an atmosphere of tranquillity and beauty.
Seated at a beautifully set table, the anticipation was palpable as we awaited the tea service. The silver teapot, accompanied by a selection of loose-leaf teas, added a touch of sophistication. The fragrance of the tea leaves tantalized the senses, making it difficult to choose just one blend.
The tiered tray arrived, adorned with an exquisite assortment of delicacies. The finger sandwiches were a blend of classic and creative, from cucumber and cream cheese to smoked salmon with dill. Each bite was a burst of flavour and freshness.
he scones, warm and freshly baked, were a highlight. Splitting them open to reveal the fluffy interior, we adorned them generously with clotted cream and jam. They practically melted in the mouth, leaving a delightful sweetness that lingered.
The pastries and cakes were masterpieces of culinary art. From macarons with a delicate crunch to fruit tarts bursting with colour, each piece was a visual and gustatory delight. It was impossible to resist sampling each one, savouring the intricate flavours.
Live piano music gently filled the air, enhancing the sense of luxury and relaxation. Conversations flowed as we enjoyed this exceptional experience, surrounded by the hotel’s historic charm.
As the afternoon tea came to a close, it left a lasting impression of refined taste, impeccable service, and a touch of nostalgia for an era of gracious living.
The Mount Nelson Hotel had truly delivered an unforgettable journey through the art of afternoon tea, leaving us with cherished memories and a longing to return. Thank You Mount Nelson 🙂