A Quintessential Indulgence
The InterContinental High Tea Experience
It is said that Anna Russell, 7th Duchess of Bedford, invented Afternoon Tea in 1840. This was to satisfy her peckishness during the long wait between lunch and dinner. Join us in continuing this ritual – with a twist of InterContinental's creativity – with our elegant High Tea experience.
InterContinental Wellington presents the opportunity to enjoy the world's favourite afternoon gourmet experience in the cosmopolitan atmosphere of The Lobby Lounge. Known as one of the best high tea experiences in Wellington, this is a special indulgence to be savoured amid the elegance of our hotel and in the company of friends and loved ones.
High Tea by InterContinental Wellington is a truly memorable occasion for all afternoon tea connoisseurs. From handcrafted macarons to sensational sweet and savoury tartlets, indulge your taste palate in a truly decadent culinary experience.
Please note that for the month of August, we will be offering our Wellington on a Plate offering; 'High Tea, Rewind' in lieu of our classic High Tea Experience, click here for more details. Our special edition WOW High Tea Experience will also run in place of our classic High Tea Experience from the 29th September through to the 16th October, click here to learn more.
$52 per person includes one premium T2 Tea selection or barista coffee
$59 per person includes a glass of bubbles
$69 per person includes a glass of Champagne
$30 for children under 12 years.
$49 per person High Tea to Go (boxed takeaway) learn more
Tea Selection, Barista-made Coffee and Hot Chocolate* (one tea or coffee included; more can be ordered upon request)
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for groups of any size
Mondays - Thursdays, groups of 8 or more
Looking for the perfect gift? Give a memorable experience to a loved one - for that special occasion, birthday, anniversary or any excuse to show your care and appreciation.
Learn more about our range of High Tea Gift Vouchers at InterContinental Wellington.
Our Curated Tea Selection
T2 is a world renowned tea institution often known for their creative and innovative take on the humble tea leaf. From leaf to cup, T2 Tea takes no shortcuts when it comes to delivering a top-quality drop time after time. Only the whole leaf is used and nothing but the leaf, as well as the best fruits, herbs and flowers they can find. Whole leaves with minimal breakage have retained their essential oils and flavour compounds. This means you get a brew with a complex flavour profile – from the first sip to the last, thus experiencing a multitude of flavour notes and subtle changes. Every single tea produced is tested for 450 different compounds and residues to ensure that what ends in your cup is the highest quality tea.
The High Tea Experience at InterContinental Wellington has curated a range of T2 Teas including:
- English Breakfast from Sri Lankan leaves
- French Earl Grey with petals and notes of fruit with classic bergamot infusion
- Darjeeling, producing a perfectly refined light, golden infusion for a great afternoon brew
- Peppermint, from lush 100% certified organic leaves to produce a well-rounded, smooth and uplifting taste
- China Jasmine, from a blend of green tea and jasmine to produce a delicate infusion with floral scents
- And more herbal, floral and black tea infusions available on our High Tea Menu.