A partnership to create an afternoon tea ritual

Crystal Lounge at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi has partnered with The Library Fragrance Boutique and Tchaba Tea to create the ‘Journey of Scents and Flavours’ to explore perfumes and aromatic tea blends for a reimagined Afternoon Tea.
Inspired by the perfumes of The Library Fragrance Boutique, Crystal Lounge’s pastry chefs have created a spread of artistic treats. 
Elevating the concept of the traditional Afternoon Tea, each creation is inspired by the floral, fruity and spicy notes of the boutique’s bespoke scents. Guests can sample palette pleasers like cardamon eclairs (inspired by cardamom notes), macaroon rose de petra (inspired by rose bouquets), jasmine mille feuille (inspired by aromas of jasmine), and many more aromatic cakes and pastries.
Complementing this array is a collection of Tchaba Tea varieties. Served from the tea trolley by the lounge’s Tea Sommelier, diners can sample blends sourced from tea plantations from across the globe. 
The sommelier will also explain the flavours behind each of the 48 blends and describe how they are paired with the delights.  
The tradition of Afternoon Tea has been celebrated by the St. Regis brand since the early 19th century when Caroline Astor, mother of The St. Regis founder John Jacob Astor IV, used to gather her friends and confidants for tea in New York. 
After The St. Regis New York was launched in 1904, the pastime continued and remains a key part of the brand’s heritagey.
Guests can discover more about the world of perfumes by visiting The Library Fragrance Boutique, located inside Nation Towers Galleria Mall. Designed to look like a cosy reading library and founded by three Emirati brothers, the homegrown brand aims to educate people about the properties of different fragrances.
‘A Journey of Scents and Flavours’ is available daily until the end of October, from 2pm to 6pm.-TradeArabia News Service