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Afternoon Tea

Check out these indulgent afternoon teas, perfect for those lazy and relaxing rainy days.

NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort

Oozing romance, this resort sits along the banks of the Ping River where a giant raintree stretches its canopy wide, offering cool shade for those seeking an afternoon respite.

Aside from the award-winning fusion cuisine, here you can indulge yourself with a premium afternoon tea served with a bewildering variety of savoury and sweet snacks and pastries. Tea for two also includes ‘exotic fresh fruit’ and homemade jams and clotted cream to go with the delicious scones. Premium tea is carefully selected from locally grown sources, offering hints of Northern Thai aromas. This tea set is a meal unto itself and should be indulged leisurely to enjoy all the generous offerings which also include freshly brewed coffee and refreshing mocktails.

Prices are 1,200 baht and 1,500 baht net per person.

1/1 Soi 9 Charoenprathet Road, T. Chang Klan (Google Map)
Open daily 6.30am – 10.30pm
Tel. 053 280 988 ro 092 959 1749
[email protected]
Facebook: NA NIRAND Romantic Boutique Resort, TIME riverfront cuisine and bar
Instagram: na_nirand
Website: www.nanirand.com

137 Pillars House Hotel

Looking for a luxurious afternoon tea? 137 Pillars House will transport you to the days when teak wallahs used to sit on the same property enjoying their teas – a truly divine experience. It’s 600 baht for a classic afternoon tea (1,100 per couple) and if you want to splurge with a bottle of champagne as well, it’s 4,999 per couple!

2 Soi 1, Na Wat Gate Road, T. Wat Gate
Tel. 053 247 788
www.snhcollection.com/137pillarshouse
Facebook: 137pillarshouse

Monsoon Tea

Tea enthusiasts look no further, for Monsoon Tea has it all. Walk into this fairytale of a shoplette where you will be greeted by aromas from an assortment of specialty teas such as fragrant lychee black tea and strong Monsoon blend oolong.

Wat Gate Branch: 328/3 Charoenrat Road, T. Wat Gate
One Nimman Branch: At One Nimman, Nimmanhaemin Soi 1, T. Suthep
Open 10am – 8.30pm
https://monsoon-tea-company.com
Facebook: monsoonteacompany

Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Where better to enjoy a classic afternoon tea than in the former British consulate of Chiang Mai, which is now the restaurant and bar of the Anantara Hotel. Sitting overlooking the Ping, surrounded by colonial-era architecture to set the mood, afternoon tea rituals are offered at the weekends and a high-tea boutique buffet throughout the week.

123-123/1 Charoen Prathet Road
Tel. 053 253333
www.chiang-mai.anantara.com/the-colonial-house
Facebook: AnantaraChiangMai

Vieng Joom On

If you are looking for a place that offers a wide range of teas, including herbal, traditional and Chinese flavours, Vieng Joom On is the place for you. With two locations in Chiang Mai, these tea houses are easy to access and options are plenty, including classic herbal teas or even slightly more exciting tea-infused smoothies.

Wat Gate branch: 53 Charoenrat Road, T. Wat Gate
Nimman branch: Nimmanhaemin Soi 1, T. Suthep
Open 11am – 8pm (Mondays – Fridays)
11am – 9pm (Saturdays – Sundays)
Facebook: ViengJoomOnViengJoomOnNimman

Dhara Dhevi Cake Shop

Delicious cakes, including their famous macaroons, are complemented by a selection of teas and hot drinks. Sit in the Victorian-era inspired tea room or under the canopies of trees in the garden. For 1,000 baht a couple can enjoy a classical tea set.

Buak Krok Luang Moo 1, T. Nong Pa Khrang
Open 10am – 8pm (afternoon tea 12 – 6pm)
www.dharadhevi.com
Facebook: DharaDheviCNX

Nakara Jardin

A beautiful patisserie and bistro lounging behind the Ping Nakara Hotel. Lose yourself watching the flow of the River Ping as you delight in the luxurious blend of Earl Grey and relish in the taste of the softest Mille Feuille. Leave reality behind.

Charoen Prathet Road, T. Chang Klan
Open 11am – 7pm
Tel. 061 370 6466
Facebook: nakarajardin