Ten top places for sipping a relaxing cup of tea

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A selection of charming tea-spots where you can have the most delightful tea experiences in the world. A selection of charming tea-spots where you can have the most delightful tea experiences in the world.
SummaryA selection of charming tea-spots where you can have the most delightful tea experiences in the world.

to try Koshary tea – a popular tea among locals for its light and refreshing flavour – or sip on Saiidi, a bitter dark tea for the more adventurous.

6. Lobby Lounge – InterContinental Singapore (Singapore)

InterContinental Singapore is the only hotel in Singapore to preserve the country’s rich Peranakan history of early settlers from the former Straits Settlements of Singapore, Malacca and Penang in a five-star luxury setting. The Peranakan (or Baba Nonya) culture stands out among Singapore’s melting pot of ethnicities and traditions as one that is known for its tasty cuisine, warm hospitality and rich heritage.

Adjacent to one of Singapore’s busiest shopping and dining locations, InterContinental Singapore’s iconic Lobby Lounge is a respite from the hectic city. Spend an afternoon at the lounge and be transported back in time to a traditional Peranakan-styled living room, complete with the intricately-designed interior and quaint furnishings.

Staying true to its culinary tradition, the Lobby Lounge gives guests the opportunity to savour aromatic teas along with a selection of authentic Peranakan specialities such as the Kueh Pie Tee – a savoury snack of braised turnip served in a deliciously crispy pastry shell – and a diverse selection of sweet Peranakan desserts or ‘Kuehs’.

7. Market Lane Bar – InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto (Melbourne, Australia)

Widely touted as the coffee capital of Australia with its cobblestoned lanes with waves of aromatic espresso permeating the streets, it is not difficult to find an tea spot in Melbourne amongst the myriad cafes readily available.

Placing a modern twist on the classic afternoon tea, Market Lane Bar at InterContinental Melbourne stands out from the crowd and promises a charming experience that gets better with every sip.

Partake in this city’s favourite past time, complemented by a luxurious assortment of savoury and sweet bites prepared with Australia’s finest local ingredients. Move from a relaxing afternoon to a chic evening as the Market Lane Bar also has a fully functional bar, which may be the perfect segue from your tea experience into a night out in town.

8. Lobby Lounge – InterContinental Seoul COEX (Seoul, South Korea)

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