54 on Bath, the elegant and fashionable haven on Bath Avenue in the heart of the trendy Johannesburg suburb, Rosebank, have added another decadent experience to their offering - Afternoon Tea.
Indulge in this delightful tradition and experience a stylish combination of the Eastern and Western customs. Tea is one of the oldest drinks in the world, dating back 5000 years in history. According to Chinese legend, Emperor Shen Nung only drank boiled water for hygiene reasons until a few wild tree leaves drifted into his cup whilst he was resting under the tree. The traditional English custom of taking afternoon tea is thought to have been started in the 19th century by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. Those days lunch was served early in the day and dinner was not served until late in the evening. Anna become quite hungry between lunch and dinner and so started the English tradition of taking afternoon tea and light refreshments.
54 on Bath has perfected the balance between these two traditions. Guests may now enjoy a variety of the finest teas including the first black tea in history, Lapsang Souchong that is sourced from China's Fujian Province and Taiwan. Organic Rooibos, Supreme Celon single origin, single estate Assam, original Earl Grey and single estate Darjeeling tea completes the stylish tea menu. Of course, all these wonderfully exciting tea options are combined with luxurious treats for total indulgence!
“The formal afternoon tea is a delicate affair, but over time restaurateurs have played around with its winning formula – simplicity and tradition; afternoon tea is about petite sandwiches, freshly baked scones, sumptuous cakes and loose leaf tea - not about cupcakes and cappuccino. At 54 on Bath we take pride in serving afternoon tea in its classical style”, says Jacques Moolman, General Manager at Tsogo Sun’s 54 on Bath hotel.
54 on Bath’s afternoon tea is served daily from three-thirty to five, either in the classically stylish lounge or on the terrace overlooking the lush green gardens. Whether you are arranging a get together for 24 people or simply a catch-up with a friend, afternoon tea at 54 on Bath is the perfect location for a memorable afternoon.