Having a proper high tea experience had been on my bucket list for some time, but tea time never seemed to work into my travel plans until Beijing. The day before, I had hiked the Great Wall of China which was no small feat for me, so I treated my weary body to a relaxing afternoon spent with comfy leather couches and a candle lit high tea. I gave my tea time virginity to The Georg, and it was everything I could have hope for and more.
Here are photos taken during my delicious lunch at The Georg:
What I wore to loose my virgini"tea":
For starters, The Georg is located in a beautiful part of Beijing on the Jade River. This in itself is worth the visit. Walking toward The Georg you start to notice a shift from smoky food stalls to trendy restaurants. Inside this hot spot, you are met with hipster music and well to do travelers and locals all coming for the special designed food experience.
The popular Danish designer brand Georg Jensen recently opened this restaurant where modern Danish aesthetic is the central focus of both the space and the food (Read More about the restaurant here: http://www.thegeorg.com). Nothing about this restaurant experience disappoints.
As a starter, I had cup of coffee followed by French Onion Soup and a Grilled Cheese. From start to finish, the procession of stemware and good eats that came my way left me wanting more. I finished the meal with the traditional high tea and its accompanying pastries all of which I still dream about to this day.
THE GEORG DINING TIP:
I recommend making a reservation if possible as it is a popular spot. I visited the space early Sunday morning and had no problem securing a spot, but when I left the restaurant, it was completely full. Also, the maps have a hard time identifying the location so I recommend saving the directions onto your phone and dropping a pin to follow as you walk. Lastly, order the tasting menu. It is to die for!