It’s one of life’s little luxuries, and is integral to one our favourite social outings. It’s a cup of tea (and a slice of cake). Discover our top 5 tearooms around the world.

Some compare women to tea bags – you never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water. But we know better than that, women are like teabags because they make everything better. And frankly, we don’t like being put in hot water!

The Blue Box Cafe // New York

A cup of tea is worth the 10,500 miles to get there with a reservation at Tiffany’s Blue Box Café. Opening at 10am you can have a literal breakfast at Tiffany’s! Located on the 4th floor of the iconic flagship store, we recommend you put on your Sunday best and order the Fifth Avenue Salad while sipping on the Tiffany Blend. Time permitting; indulge in a little retail therapy. What’s that common saying? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend? When in Rome? You only live once? You get the picture. If perhaps your private jet is down for routine maintenance, best to read up on the menu here in preparation for your definitely happening visit.

Peggy Porschen // London

Vanity Fair once claimed that Peggy Porschen had the best cupcakes in the world. Just to be sure, we recommend trying one yourself – in the name of research and important fact-checking, of course. The parlour (fancy) is beautifully girly and offers ten tea selections. The Floral Rose tea is a must and pairs fabulously with the Lemon, Raspberry & Rose Layer Cake. Yum! Just make sure to have your phone on full charge, this place is seriously insta-worthy.

Ladurée // Paris

So French. So chic. So worth the sugar rush. Surround yourself with pompoms, silk, marble, crystal and gold at Ladurée, Paris. Here it is only fitting that your tea be accompanied by a variety of macarons in flavours like orange blossom, lemon, caramel and pistachio.

Tea and Niceties // Queensland

Prepare to feel like a pampered princess in this scenic tearoom. Set in a gentler, more romantic time this cosy venue delivers all the grace and elegance of a bygone era. All bases are covered from high tea staples like freshly baked scones, sandwiches and delicate cakes to more contemporary offerings like vegan sparkling wine. Plus, they also offer a ‘Kid’s High Tea’, for little princesses in training.

The Ritz-Carlton // Singapore

Pinkies up! This is one not to miss. Ultra-luxurious, a high tea at the Ritz-Carlton promises the ultimate in tea-sipping and chinwagging with friends. With over 25 blends of loose leaf teas on offer, serious tea connoisseurs are guaranteed a tea-riffic time!

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