Best Afternoon Tea in Shanghai

Discover the best Afternoon Teas in Shanghai.

With a population of over 24 million, Shanghai is a thriving metropolis of not only China, but also the world. A city that eludes luxury and glamour, but also has its old-world charms and history.

The need for respite from the dense population and swarms of tourists, can be found in one of the many luxurious hotels. Who not only offer glamorous accommodation, but the comfort and luxury of Afternoon Tea.

This list of desired locations range from traditional to quirky and unique, capturing the essence of Afternoon Tea in a modern world.

 

PHENIX Eatery and Bar – The Puli Hotel

PHENIX Eatery and Bar - The Puli Hotel
PHENIX Eatery and Bar – The Puli Hotel

Step into a contemporary haven, with full length glass windows and polished wooden floors. Savouries include a chicken and aioli pretzel and truffle quiche, while a lemon meringue pie and rose macaron are just the beginning of dessert offerings. Keeping with tradition, Earl Grey is available alongside a range of Chinese teas.

Level 2, 1 Changde Road, Jingan District, Shanghai
Learn more about afternoon tea at The Puli Hotel

 

The Peninsula Hotel Shanghai

The Lobby, Peninsula Hotel Shanghai
The Lobby, Peninsula Hotel Shanghai

The Peninsula lobby offers a light filled environment, with pastel colourings and fresh flowers. A range of Chinese teas are on offer, accompanying a tea unique to the venue known as the Peninsula blend. The Afternoon tea set is traditional with finger sandwiches, handmade pastries and of course scones with jam and cream.

32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai
Learn more about afternoon tea at The Peninsula Hotel Shanghai

 

Jasmine Lounge – Fairmont Peace Hotel

Jasmine Lounge – Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai
Jasmine Lounge – Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai

A feature unique to this venue is the Tea Dance, which is a tradition dating back to the 1930s. Performed only on Saturdays, the dance occurs during the tea service, with the performers encouraging guests to join in. The tea selection includes English and Chinese varieties and accompanies a rotating menu. The Jasmine Lounge is a lively venue for Afternoon Tea with nods to both Western and Eastern traditions.

20 Nanjing Road East, Shanghai
Learn more about afternoon tea at the Fairmont Peace Hotel Shanghai

 

Catchet Lounge – The Langham Xintiandi

Afternoon Tea at the Catchet Lounge – The Langham Xintiandi
Afternoon Tea at the Catchet Lounge – The Langham Xintiandi

The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood is a speciality at the Langham, with tea served in tailor made ‘Langham Rose’ Wedgwood tea ware. The venue itself is light filled, with lavish furnishings in creams and pastels. To accompany this setting, is a pianist who plays daily to create a serene and comfortable environment.

99 Madang Road, Xintiandi, Shanghai
Learn more about afternoon tea The Langham Xintiandi

 

Camelia Restaurant – Four Seasons Hotel Pudong

Citrus Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong
Citrus Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong

The Camelia Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong, Shanghai afternoon tea set will chase away the winter blues. In a luxurious effort to counter the harsh winter season, feel fruity and full of vim & vigour with a new afternoon tea set.

10 Century Ave, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi
Learn more about afternoon tea at the Four Seasons Hotel Pudong

 

Lobby Lounge – JW Marriott Shanghai

Placed on the 38th floor, the Lobby Lounge not only shows guests views of the city’s skyscrapers, but also of Tomorrow square and the Shanghai Museum. Adding to the view is the pasties of Chef Chen, which he creates especially for each season. Traditional English and Chinese teas are on offer as well.

399 Nanjing West Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Learn more about afternoon tea at JW Marriott Shanghai

 

Aura Lounge & Jazz Bar – The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

Located on the 52nd floor, this venue offers Afternoon Tea with a view. The décor pays homage to Art Deco and the heyday of the city the 1920s. With seating placed around the windows, guests are encouraged to sit and take in the way of this vibrant city.

8 Century Avenue, Lujiazul, Pudong, Shanghai
Learn more about afternoon tea at The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong

 

Find more afternoon tea experiences
in China in our High Tea Venue Directory

Annelise Answerth

Annelise is a recent Journalism graduate from Swinburne University of Technology. She is currently freelancing in Melbourne to gain more experience and build her portfolio. She enjoys writing lifestyle journalism and is always looking for a story to tell. In her spare time she performs in local community theatre and recently had the honour of performing as part of a Broadway concert at Carnegie Hall.

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