Thursday, September 17, 2015

Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Cellar Debuts Seasonal Tea Table

From our friends at the Park Hyatt Washington...

Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Cellar Offers a Seasonal New Sweet & Savory Tea Table for Weekend Indulging

Park Hyatt Washington celebrates the approaching fall season with a new tea service for a luxurious weekend activity in the Tea Cellar. The Tea Table, complete with a cornucopia of house-made savory bites, pastries, scones and jams is available Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. It is priced at $45 per adult and $20 per child between six and twelve years of age (tax and gratuity not included). Tea is ordered by the freshly brewed pot and ranges from $8 to $300, with Park Hyatt Washington’s resident Tea Specialist Christian Eck at the ready to assist guests with their selections, sharing his vast knowledge and passion for tea.

The seasonal Tea Table menu is crafted by Park Hyatt Washington’s Blue Duck Tavern culinary team. Sample flavorful delights include Cucumber and Dill Sandwiches; Smoked Salmon Sandwiches; Crab Deviled Eggs; Lobster Rolls; Spinach and Mushroom Tarts, as well as Curry Chicken Salad Sandwiches.

For those with a sweet tooth, the afternoon Tea Table menu has autumn confectioneries. Items change weekly based on ingredients availability, and seasonality. Memorable favorites include Lemon Scones; Fruit and Nut Scones; French Macrons; Chocolate Chip Cookies; Mini-Crème Brûlée; Orange Lime Tiramisu Cups; Strawberry Tarts; Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse Cups; Mini- Cheesecakes, as well as Chocolate Fondant Cakes.

Click here for the full Tea Cellar menu.

Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Cellar is home to one of the most unique and expansive collections of tea in the United States, with over 37 rare and limited-production, single-estates teas. Featuring teas from remote regions of China, Japan, Sri Lanka and the Himalayas, as well as herbal selections from Egypt, France and Argentina, the Tea Cellar’s sophisticated offerings introduce guests to the highest quality of tea, similar to the level of flavor and complexity of fine wines. The tea experience includes White, Chinese Green, Japanese Green, Black, Herbal, Oolong, and the deepest selection of Pu-Erh teas in the country with vintages ranging from 1949 to 2003. The Tea Cellar showcases a glass tea humidor to age and store vintage tea, in addition to a lit display of tea blossoms that flower when steeped in water.

Tea Expert Christian Eck has a lifetime appreciation for anything ‘liquid’ - whether it be alcoholic, or non-alcoholic. This interest has led Eck to complete numerous courses including one led by Great Falls Tea Garden, VA. As well as being Blue Duck Tavern’s Tea Specialist he is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Eck is available to share with guests the history, flavor, chemistry and cultural significance of their chosen tea, providing the perfect teatime experience.

Park Hyatt Washington’s Tea Table is available on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM, from September 12 through May 29, 2016. To make a reservation for afternoon tea or to host an intimate gathering, please call (202) 419 6620 or visit