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Another Hotel with a special ‘Valentine’s Afternoon Tea’, is The Caledonian, A Waldort Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh,

The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, has recently undergone a luxury re-launch following a £24 million investment and renovation programme to bring this landmark Scottish property into the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

‘The Caley’, as it is affectionately known among Edinburgh locals, has embodied the very best in Scottish hospitality for over a hundred years. Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street.

With two exquisite restaurants – The Pompadour by Galvin and Galvin Brasserie de Luxe – luxurious bedrooms and the largest bathrooms of any hotel in Edinburgh, The Caledonian, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is also a fully licensed venue for Edinburgh weddings and civil partnerships, providing a magical setting for your special day.

Bookings are essential but just to wet your appetite the menu is below.

Valentine’s Afternoon Tea

Finger sandwiches
Smoked ham an English mustard
Peeled cucumber and cream cheese
Scottish smoked salmon
Egg mayonnaise with mustard cress

Fresh scones
Freshly baked cherry and plain scones
clotted cream and strawberry jam

Strawberry tart with raspberry cream
Rose water meringue
Strawberry and white chocolate macaroons
Rhubarb Jelly
Raspberry éclairs
Mini Battenberg
Vanilla cupcake

£27.00 per person Champagne Valentines Afternoon Tea £35.00 with a glass of Laurent Perrier Rose


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Cup of tea,

Cup of Tea Ltd, is run by Simon and Christine Collins, in Somerset. They specialise in the sourcing and distribution of some of the world’s finest teas.

Their teas come from estates in China, India, Sri Lanka and the rest of the world, all are produced using orthodox methods. This means that only the finest handpicked leaves are considered good enough to find a place in their cups.

Their wide range of teas include green, black, white, oolongs, flavoured green, flavoured black, and fruit and herbal infusions. Each tea that they sell, they say, has been carefully sourced and selected on the merits of taste, authenticity and fair trade.

They also offer tea tasting workshops for you to taste a wide range of their products and increasing your knowledge of world teas. You can also find an extensive range of accessories from gift sets, books, thermometres and whisks. Some great ideas for valentines day for a true tea lover.

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