Let’s par-tea our way through the heart of New York City! Our adventure begins at the enchanting Tea Around Town, an experience offered by the renowned TopView Sightseeing. TopView Sightseeing is the go-to for all things sightseeing in the Big Apple, from double-decker bus tours that provide a bird’s-eye view of the city’s iconic landmarks to relaxing cruises along its waterways. Tea Around Town is our first experience with TopView. This pink wonderland effortlessly transports guests to a world of high society and refined tea traditions. Join us as we dive into the delightful world of Tea Around Town, where pink isn’t just a color; it’s an entire enchanting wonderland.
What is Tea Around Town?
Tea Around Town is not your average double-decker bus; it’s a rosy-hued charmer that oozes charisma and allure from the very first glimpse. As you approach the pickup point in Bryant Park, on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, you’ll quickly notice that it’s not just a bus stop; it’s a scene adorned with guests donned in various shades of pink attire. It’s an unmistakable sign that you’ve arrived at the right place. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early because the bus operates on a tight schedule and won’t wait for latecomers. So, aim to be fashionably early and ensure you don’t miss a single moment of the tea-riffic experience that awaits you!
Tea Around Town: Sip, Savor and See
Get ready to immerse yourself in a world where the color pink reigns supreme, and tea takes center stage. Tea Around Town is an inviting haven where you can escape the hustle and bustle and indulge in an unforgettable afternoon. Tea Around Town is not just about the tea; it’s an entire experience that will tantalize your senses and make you feel like royalty. Brace yourself to be pampered with a sumptuous feast of both sweet and savory treats, carefully curated to complement your tea selection. It’s a culinary artistry that elevates your tea experience to new heights.
Tea Around Town: Enjoy the Pink Tablescape
The ambiance at Tea Around Town is a feast for the eyes. The decor is a perfect blend of elegance and whimsy, featuring delicate floral arrangements, fine china, and a soft, rosy color palette. Every detail has been thoughtfully crafted to create an atmosphere that is both inviting and enchanting. The tablescape for each guest was lovely. The sweet and savory treats were served on a gold three tiered platter. Each place setting featured an ornate gold charger, white plate, pink napkin and floral tea glass.
Tea Around Town: Indulge in Sweet and Savory Treats with the Premium Experience
We recommend the premium Tea Around Town experience. Think dainty tea sandwiches that are a step above the ordinary. Lobster and Wagyu beef are among the stars of this show, and trust us, they’re worth every bite. These sandwiches take the tea party to a whole new level of delicious sophistication. From delicate cucumber sandwiches to savory quiches and bite-sized savory pastries, there’s something to satisfy every savory craving. The balance of flavors and textures in these treats is carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavors of the tea.
But wait, there’s more! Prepare to fall head over heels for the warm, freshly baked scones served at Tea Around Town. These scones are so delightful and served with clotted cream and strawberry jam, they are the epitome of indulgence. And the freshly baked biscuits? Oh they are a bite of southern comfort.
Of course, what’s a tea party without a touch of sweetness? Indulge in a selection of mouthwatering desserts that are nothing short of divine. For those with a sweet tooth, the options are endless. Sink your teeth into fluffy macarons with a burst of vibrant flavors, or indulge in rich and decadent chocolate truffles that melt in your mouth. For something a bit lighter, their fruit tarts and delicate cakes are the perfect choice. Our favorite was the mini cheesecake. Each bite is a symphony of textures and flavors, carefully crafted to heighten your tea experience.
Tea Around Town: Grab a Glass of Prosecco
And here’s the cherry on top (or should we say, the bubbly in the glass?). You have the option to add Prosecco, wine, or sparkling juice to your tea party. It’s the perfect way to raise a toast and add a dash of sparkle to your tea-time celebration. Believe us when we say, the premium upgrade is where the tea party truly comes alive. From the extraordinary sandwiches to the heavenly desserts, every moment promises pure, unadulterated bliss. So go ahead, take your tea adventure to the next level and embrace the joy of indulgence!
Tea Around Town: Sip on Your Favorite Tea
We were thrilled to explore an exquisite tea selection fit for royalty. If you’re feeling adventurous, Tea Around Town also offers an array of innovative and exciting blends. From refreshing fruit infusions, bursting with tropical flavors, to floral blends that transport you to a colorful garden in bloom, there is a tea for every palate. The tea menu offered a diverse range of options, including:
- English Breakfast: A robust black tea to kickstart the day.
- Organic Earl Grey with Lavender: A fragrant blend of Earl Grey and soothing lavender.
- Organic Peppermint: A revitalizing herbal infusion with minty notes.
- Mountain Berry: A fruity infusion bursting with assorted berries.
- Calming Chamomile: Known for its soothing properties.
- Passion Fruit: Our choice for the day, an exotic and fruity infusion.
- Decaf English Breakfast: The classic without the caffeine kick.
We selected the Passion Fruit tea, which was a tropical delight, combining the sweetness of passion fruit with the subtlety of tea. Each sip felt like a journey to paradise, making it a memorable choice. Whether you prefer classics like Earl Grey or are eager to explore new and exciting blends, Tea Around Town ensures that every tea lover finds a cup to suit their taste buds.
Tea Around Town: Enjoy the Live Entertainment
The charm of Tea Around Town lies not only in its captivating ambience but also in the experience it offers. Whether you are seeking a delightful escape from the everyday hustle or a special occasion to celebrate with friends or loved ones, this pink wonderland has something to offer everyone. From the moment you step through the door, you are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere that instantly makes you feel like you’ve entered a world of enchantment. We were also treated to a live musical performance by Cecilia Carollo.
Tea Around Town: View Remarkable NYC Landmarks
Prepare for a sightseeing extravaganza that will take you on a journey through the iconic landmarks of New York City. During your adventure, you’ll have the opportunity to marvel at renowned attractions like the majestic New York Public Library, the bustling Grand Central Terminal, the elegant Columbus Circle, the iconic Radio City Music Hall, and many more. Your trip promises to be a captivating exploration of the city’s rich tapestry of landmarks, each one a piece of the Big Apple’s vibrant history and culture waiting to be discovered.
Tea Around Town: What to Wear?
When it comes to choosing your attire for the enchanting Tea Around Town experience, the choice is yours! While there’s no strict dress code, we couldn’t resist the allure of pink, and it turns out, many other guests felt the same way. Picture this: the sea of pink. We opted for pink dresses. If you’re feeling extra adventurous and want to take your look up a notch, consider donning a fascinator—it’s the perfect accessory to complete your tea-time ensemble and add a touch of elegance to your Tea Around Town adventure.
Tea Around Town: How Much Does It Cost?
Standard tickets for Tea Around Town begin at an enticing $69, while those seeking to indulge in the premium experience can start their adventure at $109. Keep in mind that prices may vary depending on the specific date and time of your reservation. Don’t forget to use the exclusive code TWINSPIRATIONAL5 to sweeten the deal. The Tea Around Town experience itself spans a delightful 90 minutes of pure tea-riffic enchantment, and there are typically 6-10 trips available per day to accommodate your schedule.
So there you have it, tea-lovers and adventure-seekers! This fall, make sure to include Tea Around Town Around Town on your NYC itinerary for a tea-rrific experience that’s steeped in elegance and indulgence. As you explore all the best things to do in NYC this fall, may your cups overflow with joy, your scones be warm and comforting, and your Instagram feed be filled with envy-inducing tea snapshots. Here’s to a tea-riffic autumn in the city that never sleeps! You can find more fall activities in NYC here.
No matter where you are in the world, you are at home when tea is served.Earlene Grey