Michael Jordan…#23. The greatest basketball player ever. But he wouldn’t be cool to you if you not into sports (like me), especially for girls I think. (I’ll leave it to you to judge hehe)

Well, if you know me, I am big fan of High tea catch ups with my girls. Last time we visited Mikano(with beautiful viaduct view) , and this time we are here at Langham hotel.

Nothing says elegance like high tea Click To Tweet – and nowhere does it better than the Langham Hotel. From vintage-inspired china to delicate sandwiches and cakes, the Langham’s daily afternoon tea is absolute perfection.

In love with the lobby chandelle!

So first of all, a bit of high tea history lesson here: The tradition of high tea (also known as ‘tiffin’) was begun in 1840s England by the Duchess of Bedford, who was tired of waiting for her husband to return home for the evening meal. The idea quickly caught on among the most elegant ladies in England. By the 1880s, high tea was being served at the Langham, London’s greatest hotel. The tradition was eventually adopted by other branches of the Langham Hotel. Excitingly, this means that the Langham can actually claim to be the home of high tea, as it was previously only served in private homes.

Today, tiffin at the Langham Hotel is an exclusive and enjoyable event. Sandwiches, macarons, salads, scones and cakes are combined with custom-blend tea, coffee, and even champagne.

In the Auckland Langham, tiffin is served in the luxurious Palm Court. This lobby lounge bar is a sophisticated mixture of modern and classic, making it perfect for a tradition like high tea. The room is elegantly laid out with Wedgewood china, who are one of the oldest and most prestigious china brands in the world, and who offer tiffin in partnership with the Langham.

For a stylish afternoon with friends, high tea at the Langham Hotel blends tradition and sophistication like nowhere else. Enjoy the chance to dress up in your ladylike best, taking advantage of the dazzling chandelier and vintage elegance of the Palm Court. Test out the delicious foods and drinks on offer – and upgrade to a champagne tiffin if you are feeling especially luxurious!

Remember her? Amy Xuan, the first funner up for Miss Chinese Pageant 2013. She was featured in my Sugar Club Birthday Celebration post awhile ago. 

To make fellow foodies’ life easier, you can view the menu here 🙂

Do you like having afternoon tea with your girlfriends? Where are you favorited places?You can leave comments below.

  • Daniel Wiseman

    You look beautiful in your tea gear. Thanks for my lesson on the history of tiffin. I believe tea was first grown in China although india developed its own spicy varieties. The decor is fantastic. I bet you wanted to take that chandelier home with you 😃

    • kristengge

      Hey Daniel, thanks for your compliment hehe. And yeh I def would take that chandelier home if they let me haha. Where are you based? A fan of high tea too?