Anantara Chiang Mai Resort Launches an Old English Tradition With Its New Afternoon Tea

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort unveils its new afternoon tea service, an ode to the English ritual of refinement and enjoyment, held daily in the gardens of the former British consulate on the banks of the Ping River. 

The ritual of afternoon tea began among the English aristocracy in the 1800s. It was a small indulgence, an occasion to look forward to, to dress up for, and to share with friends. 

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort’s new afternoon tea pays homage to the historic roots of the tradition. The setting could not be more ideal, on the verandah of what was Her Majesty’s consulate which dates back 100 years. 

Each detail of the experience has been carefully designed by Chef David Eldridge and team, beginning with the fine porcelain. It has been sourced from Wedgwood, official potter to Her Majesty since the time of Queen Charlotte. The Paeonia Blush collection was chosen in a nod to Chiang Mai’s floral surrounds – it also has a hint of the Asian exotique. 

The tea begins with delicate finger sandwiches and tartlets, then freshly baked scones with authentic Devonshire clotted cream. A selection of patisserie follows, and, perfect for Thailand’s warm weather, homemade tropical sorbet. 

Guests enjoy a choice of loose-leaf teas from the TWG and Monsoon collections, as well as hot or iced coffee. Additional options include sparkling wine, an old-fashioned G&T, or a bubbly cocktail. 

Afternoon tea is served daily 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm, beginning at THB 790++ per person or THB 1,390++ for two. For more information or reservations, call +66 53 253 333, email or visit 

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About Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort offers boutique contemporary luxury on the banks of the Mae Ping River, just five minutes from the Night Bazaar and 15 minutes from the airport. Eighty-four rooms and suites are located on the main grounds, with 26 serviced suites designed for long stays and families just across the road. The central 100-year-old heritage house, formerly the British consulate, plays host to elegant evenings of wining and dining. Leisure facilities include the award-winning Anantara Spa, a 34 m swimming pool by the river, and a fitness centre offering yoga, tai chi and muay Thai classes. 

About Minor Hotels

Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor currently with more than 540 hotels in operation. Minor Hotels passionately explores new possibilities in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of properties designed intelligently to appeal to different kinds of travellers, serving new passions as well as personal needs. Through our Anantara, Avani, Oaks, Tivoli, NH Collection, NH Hotels, nhow, Elewana, Marriott, Four Seasons, St. Regis, Radisson Blu and Minor International properties, Minor Hotels operates in 56 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, the Indian Ocean, Europe, South America and North America.

With dynamic plans to expand existing brands and explore strategic acquisitions throughout opportunistic markets, Minor Hotels pursues a vision of a more passionate and interconnected world.

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