Winter Tea at the Park Hyatt’s Tea Cellar in Washington, DC

The Tea Cellar at the Park Hyatt Savory Bites
Savory Bites at the Tea Cellar

One of my favorite restaurants in DC is Blue Duck Tavern at the Park Hyatt Washington. The Blue Duck Tavern is also the location of the Tea Cellar, where you can enjoy more than 50 rare and limited-production, single-estate teas from remote regions such as China, Japan, Sri Lanka and the Himalayas.

The Tea Cellar at the Park Hyatt Tea

The Tea Cellar hosts the Tea Table every Saturday and Sunday from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Savory bites, pastries, scones and jams are served buffet style. Teas are selected from the Tea Cellar’s extensive tea menu. Tea Specialist Christian Eck is available to assist guests with their tea selections.

The Tea Cellar at the Park Hyatt at the table

I had the opportunity to attend a tasting featuring the winter menu for the Tea Table. Savory selections included main lobster BLT on brioche, chicken salad in cabbage wrap, deviled eggs, and oysters on the half shell with celery relish. Sweet treats included fruit scones, assorted macarons, berry tarts, Nutella eclairs, opera cake, and chocolate carmel tarts. Every bite was decadent and luxurious. My very favorite thing was the Nutella eclairs. The filling was rich and the choux pastry was light as air.

The Tea Cellar at the Park Hyatt Sweet Bites
Sweet Bites at the Tea Cellar

For the teas, I had the chance to taste Chinese  Freak of Nature oolong, a Mallorca melon tisane, Gyorkuro Japanese green tea, and 1999 Vintage Pu-erh. You can see the tea menu here.

The Tea Cellar at the Park Hyatt Green Tea
The Tea Table 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. The Park Hyatt is located at 1201 24th Street, NW, Washington, D.C., USA, 20037.

Disclosure: I was invited to attend a preview of the Winter Tea menu at The Tea Cellar. I was not compensated for writing this post. All opinions are my own.

Author: onevanillabean

I have loved cooking and baking since I was 5 years old. It was the one activity that I would share with all my extended family. Like most people, I love traveling. I love visiting the markets, exploring unknown ingredients, and bringing them back home with me for inspiration. I find that recipes with simple and pure ingredients yield the best results.

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