To warm up the cold winter afternoons, the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais resumes the Chá das Cinco ritual, which is not lacking in the usual aromatic infusions and freshly made scones. Served every day at 5 pm, Chá das Rainhas sought inspiration from three Portuguese monarchs, one of whom is considered to be the driving force behind the typical English custom.

In a magnificent and exclusive setting that could not be more suitable to enjoy a moment like this, or if we were not in front of noble salons with their resplendent frescoes, rich tapestries and other ornaments of rare beauty, green gardens and a palatial atmosphere, the tea presented with three different menus, suitable for all tastes and appetites.

The first, a tribute to Queen D. Maria I of Portugal, who was first received at the Palace in September 1787, includes a selection of three pieces of pastry and suggests Jasmin Queen tea, inspired by the gardens of Seteis.

The second pays tribute to Queen D. Catarina de Bragança, who may have been responsible for the appearance of this ritual in England when she arrived here, then 22 years old, to marry Carlos II; consists of a selection of three pieces of pastry, scones with butter and jams and finger sandwiches, proposing Imperial Lapsang Souchong tea, the favorite of your highness.

Finally, the option inspired by Queen D. Carlota Joaquina de Bourbón, whose sphinx figure, along with that of D João VI, in the triumphal arch of Seteais, covers the same elements as the previous menu, although the highlight is French tea Earl Gray and customers are also entitled to a Moët & Chandon Champagne Flute.

In addition to the aromas suggested for each menu, other green tea options are also available, such as Moroccan Mint, Pole Club, Silver Moon and Emperor Sencha. Among the black tea proposals, we find the Pomme Prestige, the English Breakfast and the Royal Darjeeling. There is also a white tea (Pai Mu Tan), a red tea (Red of Africa) and the traditional Camomile.

Located in the heart of the Serra de Sintra, the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais, which has now celebrated its 65th anniversary, promises a stay rich in unique programs and unparalleled experiences, such as this Chá das Rainhas, an opportunity not to be missed for those looking to get involved. if in the local mystique, enjoying delicious delicacies at the same time.

More information Chá das Rainhas:
Hours: Every day at 5pm

Queen D. Maria I of Portugal Tea (3 pieces of pastry and tea): € 18 per person
Queen D. Catarina de Bragança Tea (3 pieces of pastry, scones with butter and jams, finger sandwiches and tea): € 22 per person

Queen D. Carlota Joaquina de Bourbón Tea (3 pieces of pastry, scones with butter and jams, finger sandwiches, tea and champagne flute Moët & Chandon): € 28 per person
Children up to 12 years old have a 50% discount

In order to implement all the requirements of the Feel Safe at Tivoli program, which is organized around 10 lines of action, the hotel is adopting reinforced levels of hygiene and using specific disinfectants in all public areas, including lobbies, restaurants, swimming pools and guest rooms.

For more information on the implementation of the “Safe & Clean” seal by Turismo de Portugal and hygiene measures, see our website here.

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