The history of late tea goes undeniably through Portugal. It was the Portuguese who introduced it to Europe, brought from Asia where it was already commonly consumed. It was in the 17th century when Catherine of Bragança, daughter of King John IV married King Charles II of England and took the habit of drinking tea to England. Later, in the 19th century, the beginning of the traditional afternoon tea is attributed to Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Belfort, who liked to have a small snack at 5pm before dinner. In this snack, besides sweets, tea with milk was served. She began by inviting people to join her and, spontaneously, the habit spread. First, within the court, and then it became popular.
This is a tradition that has been going on for centuries, and nowadays the afternoon tea has gained many fans also in Portugal. We leave you here some suggestions of the most exquisite and delicious afternoon teas.
Whether it's a warm summer afternoon or a cozy winter end of the day, Myriad's afternoon tea is always special. With special editions in every season, this will always be an exclusive experience, served elegantly on the River Lounge deck, full of little delights worth discovering. From Parisian classics like Paris Brest or Mont Blan, to delicious freshly baked scones, not to forget the famous Italian tramezinis, all served with the delicate teas of the Portuguese Company and the fun bubbles of DIVAI Sparkling Wine.
Every day between 3.30pm and 6pm!
More than a tradition, it is a social event where you can taste the best teas combined with the flavors of Portuguese sweets. We created 3 teas: TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA, where we highlight the smoked turkey mini sandwich, homemade Blini with smoked salmon and cream cheese Chévre with green apple jelly; WELLNESS AFTERNOON TEA, where the spotlight goes to the Navette of roast beef with spicy cranberry; and finally the EPIC AFTERNOON TEA, where the Tartine of Pata Negra and the Macarron of spices and foie gras are the stars.
Three options not to be missed, every day from 3pm to 6:30pm.
This is a moment to be enjoyed without haste. Rich in tradition and flavors, this is an exquisite experience where we highlight the selection of teas from our TWG menu, the Bigné stuffed with lemon cream and vanilla, and the unmissable Cheese scones. An experience for two, every day from 3:00pm to 6:30pm at Kosmopolis.VIEW ALL RESTAURANTS