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Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea, served in the surroundings of our beautiful Palm Court Lounge.

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The tradition of afternoon tea was introduced by Anna Marie, 7th Duchess of Bedford in England around 1840.

It was not unusual for people to have only breakfast and dinner at this time and the Duchess found herself complaining of a mid afternoon hunger. She requested tea and a light snack, which soon became a regular occurrence as she invited friends to join her. Before long other socialites started hosting afternoon tea and it became the tradition we celebrate today.

Now it is more likely to be enjoyed a special treat for a birthday or a catch up with friends, afternoon tea is served in luxury hotels all over the world. The newly refurbished setting of our stunning Palm Court Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy this indulgent afternoon treat while in Valletta.

Afternoon Tea is served every day from 3pm until 6pm. To make a reservation, call us on +356 2122 5241 or email dine@phoeniciamalta.com

Sandwiches & Pastries

FINGER SANDWICHES
Ballut Farm egg mayonnaise
Local roast ham, wholegrain mustard
Classic cucumber
Smoked salmon, lemon & black pepper butter
Roast sirloin of beef, horseradish
Sandwiches can be served on gluten free bread on request

SCONES
Freshly baked Phoenicia scones
Served with Devonshire clotted cream & seasonal preserve

PASTRIES & CAKE
White chocolate macarons
Local honey madeleines
Éclairs
Meringues and berries
Slice of cake from the trolley

 

Tea Selection

WHITE & GREEN TEAS
Jasmine Silver Needle
Fine downy buds of white tea scented with fresh jasmine
Jade Sword
A bright spring fresh and grassy sweet Chinese green tea

BLACK TEAS
Earl Grey
A fragrant classic of rich Ceylon scented with bergamot
English Breakfast
A traditional blend using pure Assam and Ceylon
Darjeeling
A fragrant and comforting afternoon tea classic
Chai
Rich and warming Ceylon tea with fragrant spices

INFUSIONS
Iron Buddha
Intensly floral with a characteristic tart freshness
Flowering jasmine and lily
Green tea topped with lily petals and jasmine flowers
Blackcurrant and hibiscus
A vivid blend of berry fruits and flower petals
Whole chamomile
Whole camomile flowers dried to create a soothing and cleansing infusion
Whole peppermint leaves
An intensely refreshing infusion of dried peppermint leaves
Lemongrass & ginger
A zesty, warming and invigorating combination

Afternoon Tea Choices

CLASSIC AFTERNOON TEA
€24 per person

SPARKLING AFTERNOON TEA
with a glass of Prosecco | €30 per person

CHAMPAGNE AFTERNOON TEA
with a glass of Duval Leroy Brut NV | €40 per person