Aman Beijing Summer Palace

Afternoon Tea in Beijing At Aman Summer Palace

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Are you looking for a unique yet traditional experience in Beijing during your stay? The Aman property at the Summer Palace in Beijing offers a truly extravagant afternoon tea experience inside one of China’s oldest imperial palaces. Here’s what it’s like to experience afternoon tea in Beijing at Aman Summer Palace.

Aman Beijing Summer Palace

Aman Summer Palace – Beijing, China

This unique property lies just a few steps from the East Gate of the vast Summer Palace grounds. There are a total of 51 royal rooms, including those once used by guests awaiting an audience with the Chinese Emperor and Empress. The Summer Palace was built in 1750 as a retreat for the Chinese court. It features palaces, pavilions and ornate bridges around the picturesque Kunming Lake. Additionally, it is considered one of the most important pieces of architecture, landscape, and design in Chinese history. A stay at Aman Summer Palace Beijing allows you to experience a piece of Chinese history and live like a king.

Aman Beijing Summer Palace

Afternoon Tea in Beijing At Aman Summer Palace

The afternoon tea set is served at the Reflection Pavilion, a beautiful space with an outdoor area leading into a garden with a small pond. Guests are offered a selection of mouth-watering homemade sweets, bite-sized breads and freshly baked cookies and pastries. To accompany the set, you can choose a between a variety of teas, coffees and signature drinks.

Aman Beijing Summer Palace

I chose Chinese Pu’er tea with my afternoon tea set and received refills whenever I had finished my tea. The temperature of the tea was perfect – not too hot but still warm enough to experience the tea’s unique aroma. The sweet and savory treats were all exquisite and the quality was very good for the price.

Here’s a list of what was included in my afternoon tea set:

  • Fruit Tart
  • Cheesecake with Green Apples
  • Lemon Pie
  • Scone with Cranberries
  • Chocolate Muffin
  • Hazelnut Puff
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Canelé
  • Bagel with Smoked Salmon and Avocado Purée
  • Chicken, Cheese & Peppers in Spinach Roll
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Panini
  • Angus Beef Sandwich with Blue Cheese and Onion Compote

Aman Beijing Summer Palace Aman Beijing Summer Palace

The tea, coffee and drink selection is also very good and includes the following:

Palace Western Tea Collection
Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Orange Pekoe, Chamomile

Palace Selected Coffee
Freshly Brewed, Café Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso

Palace Chinese Tea Collection

Jasmine, Xihu Longjing Pu’er, Lapsang Souchong

Palace Signature Drinks
Honey Rose Tea, Ginger Poria Tea, Royal Milk Tea (Hot), Juice

Aman Beijing Summer Palace

Price and Additional Snacks

The afternoon tea set at Aman Summer Palace Beijing is RMB 328* ($49 USD) per person. If you choose a set with a glass of Brut Champagne, the set comes at RMB 418* per person. Ordering a bottle of Brut Champagne (RMB 1988*) or a bottle of wine (RMB 1588*) you will also get various additional snacks, including:

  • Parma Ham with Honey Melon and Salami
  • Chicken Satay
  • Spicy Prawn with Mango
  • Marinated Octopus with Deep-fried rice noodle Japanese Style

*price is subject to 15% service charge

Aman Beijing Summer Palace

Enjoy a Break Between Sightseeing!

The afternoon tea at Aman Summer Palace Beijing is perfect to relax in between sightseeing. The hotel has a private entrance to the Summer Palace allowing guests to get exclusive access to the attraction without having to wait in line. I also loved the fact that you can enjoy afternoon tea indoors at the Reflection Pavilion or outdoors in the beautiful courtyard. I recommend booking your experience in advance as it is often fully booked, especially on weekends.

How To Get There

1 Gongmenqian Street
Summer Palace
Beijing, PRC 100091

Tel: +86 10 5987 9999
For reservations: +800 990 9990
Fax: +86 10 5987 9900
View airport and GDS reservation codes
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Linda has been living in Asia since 2012 and loves sharing her travel and life experiences on her website. She currently works remotely in Online Marketing and also teaches various English classes in South Korea.

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