Hello from Qatar ^-^
It’s a hazy 110F today (even in the shade)…but it’s beautiful and calm inside the Tea Lounge at Four Seasons Doha. Care to join me for afternoon tea? It’s the property’s 10th anniversary so they’re doing a special afternoon tea. Table for two, please.
I like that corner table in the small room to the left. Well-lit and private.
Green, black, oolong, and rooibos are offered alongside blended fruit tisanes. They also have fresh herbal infusions including mint and ginger, and three signature tea blends on the menu:
- Four Seasons Spring Blend | Chinese green tea, rose petals, pear, and strawberry
- Four Seasons Fall Blend | Ceylon, oolong, bergamot, and vanilla
- Four Seasons Winter Blend | Darjeeling, keemun, jasmine, and golden calendula
Let’s begin with the savories…
Cucumber and cream cheese on white
Foie gras macaron
Chicken and black truffles on a walnut bun
Smoked salmon and caviar on rye
Burrata, tomato, and garlic croutons
A refresh on the tea (you can change flavors with each pot refill).
And instead of just one or two types of scones, you get…
…cinnamon cream scones…
We ate them all, of course. With sides of Devonshire cream, lemon curd, raspberry jam, and orange marmalade.
A little dollop of each.
And a break for more tea.
And the sweets!
Lilikoi tarts. Custard on the inside, a ring of meringue and fresh lilikoi in the center.
24k soft chocolate cake
Raspberry mousse on sablé breton
Vanilla éclair with rose essence
Let’s do this soon again ^-^